Bathtime HELP.

8/12/2010 09:08:00 AM
So, bath time for Lila Ross is super fun... until... the dreaded hair-washing/rinsing time.

• I've tried laying her back in the tub so that the water doesn't get in her eyes. However, you can't hold my Lila down.

• I've tried making her look up at something and then quickly and covertly dump water on her head. EH. Try again.

• I've tried covering her eyes with a washcloth. Nope. Doesn't fly either. She needs to see what's going on.

So, what do YOU do? What is the solution? How do I keep soap and water out of her eyes and keep crying to a minimum?

11 comments:

  1. It looks stupid, but one of those cheap foam or plastic visors, like what golfers wear, was the key for me. Still will let her see what's going on, and you can have her decorate it with permanent markers so maybe she'll be more excited to wear it.

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  2. We have the same problem in our house. S HATES getting water on her face. We use the rinse cup that you can buy that is made to fit against their forehead and then pour backward. It doesn't get much in her face, if any. It's the only thing that works without a total meltdown. Some days though...we just have to do it quick and then give lots of kisses to stop the crying and convince her she's not dying. ;)

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  3. Ahh! I was just thinking last night that there had to be something out there to prevent getting water in the face! Thank you for this timely post! So far the suggestions sound great. Keep em coming!

    (Anything to cover ears too?)

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  4. This cup is what my friend swears by (and I assume what SassyTimes is talking about too)

    http://www.toysrus.com/product/index.jsp?productId=2793366&CAWELAID=107509910

    So far, Joss could care less about the water on her face, but I'm sure things will change!

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  5. Sarah's cup is similar to ours...I think we found it at Target though. It's more rounded to fit the curve of their face.

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  6. aside from a visor that hopefully works, i think you and C. need to get in on the cutting edge of product development for THIS need. come up with something good, get rich, and then let's live on a deserted island.
    thanks,
    The Management.

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  7. Have you given her a cup of water and let her dump it on herself? The little girl I watch loves to stick her head under the faucet as the water is coming out because I tell her its "Silly" and laugh at her while she does it... so she keeps doing it, and it works perfectly!

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  8. PS. We have that pour cup thing to, and it doesn't seem to work all that great.

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  9. What a WONDERFUL network... you all are great. :) THANK YOU!

    Am going to try to the cup thing, my sister-in-law has one that belonged to my niece. :) I'll let you know how it goes!

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  10. eekkk! My niece hates that part too...

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  11. Logan went through this stage a few months ago. I found that DISTRACTION was the best way to keep him from melting down. I made funny faces, sang songs, or asked him questions to keep him thinking about anything but the water that was coming so dangerously close to his eyes!

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