To combat problems with bath time try giving your toddler a bath at different times of day. A change in routine can sometimes be the trick.
Never leave your toddler in the bathtub alone, even for a short time. Toddlers can drown in as little as two inches of water. From: ParentingToddlers.com
Fill upper rim of tub w/shaving cream & let the kids race plastic cars. They’ll have so much fun, they won’t notice they are getting clean source
Avoid giving a bath immediately after he’s eaten. Baby is more likely to spit up post-meal. source
Avoid giving your child bubble baths. Evidence shows that they increase the incidence of bladder inflammation. Source
Avoid giving your baby a bath immediately after he’s eaten. Baby is more likely to spit up post-meal. Source
Some parents choose to bathe little ones every day at this point, but unless your toddler has spent the day getting messy, sweaty, or dirty, a daily bath isn’t really necessary. A full bath should be given at least twice a week,
Sometimes, for no apparent reason, your toddler may decide she hates having baths.
Even if you don’t know why she is afraid, it’s best to keep her out of the tub for now. Forcing her to stay in the tub will only make the problem worse.
To prevent burns, set the temperature of your hot water heater to 120 degrees Fahrenheit, never leave cups of hot liquid on tables or counter edges, and never carry hot liquids or food while holding your child.
Bathtubs are incredibly slippery, so outfit yours with a rubber bath mat for more secure seating.
A cushioned spout cover can protect your toddler’s head from painful bumps. Also, be sure that any sliding glass shower doors are made from safety glass.
If your toddler bath time has become a big and painful production, let your child know in no uncertain terms that bath time is an unavoidable part of his routine.
Some babies like the visors that slip over their heads to keep water out of their faces. You can find them at most discount stores like Walmart.
Try to make bath time really fun to distract her. Bring lots of colorful toys to the tub or sink, or try blowing bubbles.
At bath time, a pair of goggles in the bath can be their first introduction to swimming with their face in the water. They are great for practicing bubble blowing.
When bathing, use a mild soap on her hands and diaper area.
You can just use water on the rest of her body most days, unless she’s really dirty. Working from the top down, focus on the cleanest areas first, and move toward the grimiest (or poopiest).
Some toddlers become afraid of the bath. If this happens, take your toddler’s fears seriously, as they are very real to her. To help overcome a fear of the bath you can try: taking a bath with your toddler, or letting her sit in the bath without water in it.
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