I'm melting, I'm melting! Sudden Fear of Bath
Posted 10 April 2012 - 03:56 PM
This week, Twin B developed a sudden fear of the bath.. Formerly, we had to pry her out of the bath I have googled the fear and figured out that it is quite common for toddlers, so I am not worried about that part - she's normal. What is troubling me is that most sites recommend trying to make bath time interesting or fun. And here comes our problem. Twin B has RIDICULOUSLY sensitive skin. She must have free and clear everything. So, bubbles, bath crayons, water color tablets, etc. are no no's because they all contain dyes or fragrances that will inflame her delicate dermis. That leaves us with toys.
We have the typical squirters and foam letters. We dumped in plastic easter eggs. Let her take in the turkey baster, ladle, and a host of kitchen tools. Nothing coaxed her into the water.
So, what cool bath toys do you use? We are open to non-traditional suggestions.
Posted 10 April 2012 - 07:34 PM
Livie and Sophie 5/2012
Our angel 6/2013
Posted 11 April 2012 - 01:54 AM
At the moment they love the little buckets with holes in the bottom /side and a small watering can to "fill" these. These are very inexpensive toys.
Posted 11 April 2012 - 04:34 PM
we went through this with DD around this time and the only thing I could do was put her in the tub by herself, with the plug open and not let it fill and basically give her a quick sponge bath as fast as humanly possible!
Amy 40 (when the hell did I get THAT old)
Ian & Abigail 5/9/06
Posted 13 April 2012 - 09:46 PM
You can try to fill full the bath tub with balls, also try water ballons. My kids are so crazy with water ballons. They bite them, create holes, then squeeze water out, shoot it to each other and laugh. They love it.GL
Posted 19 April 2012 - 05:07 PM
DD: Rivky- 8.19.2010
Frat G/G Twins: Born 36+1, 1.16.2012
Chana'le- 10:59 am 4lbs 8 oz- 18 days in NICU
Mushka- 11:11 am 5 lbs- 12 days in NICU
Posted 25 April 2012 - 11:41 AM
BTW - as incentive to get back into the water, we ended out buying waterproof baby dolls. We thought it would be good for her to show her baby how to take a bath.
Posted 04 May 2012 - 09:23 AM
Tamara, proud single mommy to:
Donevan (November 20th, 2007) born at 39 wks 5 days, weighed 8lbs 6oz and 20.5 inches long
Nathaniel(December 4th, 2009) born at 37 weeks 1 day, weighed 6lbs 9oz and 19.6 inches long
William (December 4th, 2009) born at 37 weeks 1 day, weighed 5lbs 2oz and 18.5 inches long 3 days in the special care nursery for body temperature regulation and low birth weight. Readmitted to the NICU at 8 days old for Sepsis, severe jaundice and UTI, spent from Dec 11-Dec 25 in hospital.
Posted 04 May 2012 - 07:23 PM
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