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khaitoe

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help! Toddler is scared of taking a bath
« on: July 26, 2013, 07:21:26 am »

Mommies, I need advice on how to help my 3 year old son to not be afraid of taking a bath.
He hasn't drowned before in pools or no other reason to be afraid of water specifically on his head and face.
He loves to play with water inside the bathroom with toys, beach or pools but everytime we need to wet his hair or remove shampoo, that is where he starts to scream and cry. :-[
It breaks my heart everyday to see him crying intensely just because of water on his face. I have tried many water toys and gave rewards like new toys and candies but still he hates the water on his head and face.
What else can I do?
Thank you in advance for any suggestions.

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mommy ni kent

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Re: help! Toddler is scared of taking a bath
« Reply #1 on: July 26, 2013, 08:36:53 pm »

sis ganyan na ganyan din si kent ko, ngayong 5 years old na siya ganun pa rin siya.,, umiiyak talaga siya ng malakas. sabi niya baka daw mabulag siya
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Re: help! Toddler is scared of taking a bath
« Reply #2 on: July 29, 2013, 03:36:46 pm »

well before ganyan daughter ko,buti ngayon nagbago na,hindi na siya umiiyak pero instead of shower, ginagamitan ko siya ng tabo,kasi pag shower,tendency ang tagal maalis nung bula, ayaw niya talaga nalalagyan ng bula yung face niya...basta mabilis lang dapat yung hands mo kasi pag buhos ko ng water sa head dapat ready na yung isa sa pag pindot ng nose niya diretso sa paghawi ng hair niya pataas para mawala yung flow ng water sa face niya...it works naman and we sing while giving her bath so parang ngpplay kami.. :D
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chardonnay

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Re: help! Toddler is scared of taking a bath
« Reply #3 on: August 07, 2013, 05:22:56 pm »

naku ganyan din pamangkin ko. ayaw mabasa head kaya OA pag nasa pool, kapit tuko talaga.  Yung 20 months daughter ko naman buti sa face lang ayaw, umiiyak at kumakapit sa akin. Pinapaupo ko na lang then laro sa faucet para medyo nakatingala sabay buhos sa tuktok sabay hawi palikod ng tubig hehe hirap nga kasi kapal na buhok. Minsan tuloy nabalakubak kasi di gaano nabanlawan. Check mo din, baka sa face lang ayaw.
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khaitoe

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Re: help! Toddler is scared of taking a bath
« Reply #4 on: January 14, 2014, 12:33:48 am »

Thank you so much fellow mommies. medyo nacalm down naman ako ng konti na hindi lang sha ang me problemang ganito. We will see an Optha Pedia tomorrow to check if there is a problem on his eyes at bket ayaw niya nababasa kasi ouchy daw.
Sana ma get over na ng mga babies nten tong stage na to.
Salamat....
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Re: help! Toddler is scared of taking a bath
« Reply #5 on: January 14, 2014, 06:04:38 pm »

hi mga mommies.. i do have a suggestion po. kasi before, naencounter ko na rin to sa 2 yr old son ko.
here's what to check.

> malamig ba masyado ang water?
> tear free ba ang shampoo's na ginagamit niyo?
> do you use shower instead of tabo?
> have a mini activity while taking bath.

on my Son, ganyan din sya before. try to experiment mga sis. and pang uuto skills nadin.hehe.
before sya maligo,iniinitan ko sya ng tubig,hindi naman sobrang init.yung mawala lang kaunti yung coldness ng tubig. second. shampoo na tear free. para di sila madala. and i kept on using tabo instead of shower para controlled natin yung flow ng water specially on their hair through their face. and last, i let him bring some toys and ask him na " sino ang papaliguan nating toys ngayon,baby?" and hinahayaan ko sya sa batya maligo with his toys. pinapaliguan din niya. shampoo and his baby bath.

tips po. wag niyo sila buhusan sa ulo. siguro dun sila nadala. On my baby, bago ko sya buhusan, pinapatingala ko muna sya. sasabihin ko, oh baby, look up. hanap ka ng spider. ayun oh. then saka ko bubuhusan with my hands na nakaharang parin sa forehead niya. yung hair lang niya ang binubuhusan ko ng tubig para mwala ang shampoo. then soap sa face and hilamos na lang.. try niyo mga sis..
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Re: help! Toddler is scared of taking a bath
« Reply #6 on: January 15, 2014, 11:29:04 pm »

play with the hose po o sprinkler kung meron sa yard. para lang masanay sa tubig. o kaya sa batya sa yard. ayaw din po ng baby ko ng shower pero inaantay ko po na siya ang lumapit sa shower. meron din siyang bath toys... kahit ano, kahit cup, at sandok, imbudo, bote, na pwedeng punuin ng tubig. I avoid muna ang soap sa face. di naman po masyadong madumi ang face ng baby.  minsan po ay play lang muna kayo puro play lang sa tubig. ganon po ang gawa namin minsan. I dilute po ang shampoo para konting buhos lang ay mabanlawan na. I know po na mahirap pag ayaw talaga ng baby... sobrang iiyak siya. my baby kasi is afraid of the doctor naman,
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Re: help! Toddler is scared of taking a bath
« Reply #7 on: May 19, 2014, 04:58:52 pm »

natawa naman ako dito, kc ito din ang problema ko sa aking only child. ayaw nyang maligo kc ayaw pala niya ng water on his face. hindi ko sya ginagamitan ng shower coz lalo syang natatakot. i tried toys pero saglit lang umeffect, tapos balik sa pagtantrumms, pareho kaming stress during bath time.

what i do now is last yung pagshampoo, tabo ang gamit namin na usually sya ang may hawak at ayaw bitiwan. iniinvolve ko sya sa pagligo, like hahawakan ko yung hand niya with the tabo, count 1-3 at sabay kami na bubuhusan yung head niya. di na sya umiiyak ngayon pag maliligo.

pati sa paglotion, binibigyan ko sya ng konti para ipahid sa body niya. mas natututo ang bata kapag involve sya sa ginagawa ng mommy sa kanya.
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Re: help! Toddler is scared of taking a bath
« Reply #8 on: May 21, 2014, 03:56:22 pm »

i had this problem when my baby is about to turn 1 yr old.

below is our routine:
1. pray muna kami (stressing to her na Jesus is looking at us at gusto niya mabango siya etc)
2. may sarili siyang tabo, i let her do the first splash pra malaman niya na okay lang mbsa ng tubig yung ulo niya
3. while bathing, nka on yung tablet namin for her to watch yung myx( kasi mahilig siya sa music) pra hndi niya maisip na naliligo siya
4. pag mag shashampoo na, i gently massage yung head niya and make sure na wlang sabon na mpupunta sa mukha niya
5. hardest part of all is yung banlawan na ng buhok, i just tell her to look up(sbay kanta nung kay ryza pra mtuwa siya) at gently ko ibubuhos yung tubig while massaging.

then eventually after so many days na gingwa namin toh, nging okay na siya sa pagbasa ng ulo niya.

i believe kasi that babies need repeatition of the things na hindi sila snay gwin. and let them enjoy ang have fun!!!  ;D
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chardonnay

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Re: help! Toddler is scared of taking a bath
« Reply #9 on: June 03, 2014, 10:25:43 pm »


hehe look up look up din ang peg naming ng anak ko tapos yung face punas na lang ng hands ko.
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Re: help! Toddler is scared of taking a bath
« Reply #10 on: November 27, 2017, 08:11:19 pm »


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