Bathing

Washing the body with a liquid, usually water or an aqueous solution, or the immersion of the body in water

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What to do when your baby hates bathtime

Has your splash-happy baby suddenly started crying through bathtime? Don't worry, you're not alone! Bathe with Your Child. Try bathing your baby to give her confidence that both baths and the water are safe and fun. If you smile and laugh as you play with bubbles and bath toys, your child may want to jump right in to join the fun. Try a Different Time of Day. Sometimes timing is everything. "In the beginning my daughter hated having baths at night so I gave them to her in the morning and she loved them," shared Jackie Y. Every baby has their own fussy times, so try giving your baby baths at a different time of the day - before the last feeding of the night, after the last feeding, or even in the morning. Keep the Water Warm. cold bath water may be one of the culprits. "My little one gets mad when she gets cold," says Jaime M. "I constantly pour warm water on her while she is in there so she doesn't get too cold." Fight Fear of the Drain. Some children are actually afraid of the drain. When Amy D.'s son was scared of going down the drain, she waited until he was out of the room to let out the water. "After a period of time I was able to reason with him and show him it was impossible to go down the drain but it took a while!" Offer Distractions Galore! There are lots of easy ways to make bathtime fun.