Finally found something that works...

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Registered: 05-24-2003
Finally found something that works...
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Thu, 05-29-2003 - 1:54pm
Well, i have had a really hard time trying to find something that will get Catie into the bath tub. She usually has a bath every morning. And although she loves baths, she doesnt seem to want to transition well to the tub. So i have tried finger paints, chaning the color of the water, bath crayons, even bath bubbles.

Well, i finally found something. Regular Blowing bubbles. She loves to blow bubbles. And that is the only place i will let her blow them is in the bath tub. The great thing is, Caitlin wont sit still when i try to do her hair. She likes to have her hair dried with the blow dryer. In fact, that is the ONLY way i can brush her hair. She absolutely will NOT allow me to brush her hair dry. She FREAKS, and screams and yells OWE OWE OWE and i am not evening touching her yet. So, i HAVE to wash her hair all the time just so i can brush it. But usually once the dryer is turned off, she wants to high tail it out of the bathroom. SOOOO, i have found if i let her sit up on the sink, and blow a few bubbles while i do her hair, she is great. Today, i french braided her hair for the first time ever. There is NO WAY she would have let me do it before, she just cant sit still.

I think wiping down my mirror (from bubble splatters) is definately worth her sitting down for 2 minutes so i can do something with that long hair of hers.

Just thought i would share my new found tip. I am relieved... lol, one battle down, 10,000 to go.

Helen

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Registered: 03-26-2003
Thu, 05-29-2003 - 2:30pm
Oh wow, that brings back memories! Sensitive scalp is a normal sensory issue with Spectrum girls. I'm sure it is with boys too, but girls are more inclined to grow hair long enough to need more than a quick swipe of the comb. My sister, who's oldest dd is AS, had CPS called on her because her dd refused to let a teacher brush her hair one day. Can you belive that? My niece has really curly hair and it gets a mess of tangles 5 minutes after it's been brushed. The teacher assumed that no one was brushing her hair at home and she claimed Alex's meltdown when approached wiht a brush was just more proof. THANKFULLY, the guy from CPS actually had a clue and saw the situation for what it was. Of course, my sis pulled her dd out of that school pronto and found another one.

I still have a hard time getting Ayla and Jade to brush thier hair, but at least now they're old enough to do it themselves.

Good trick with the bubbles, I wish I had thought of that.

Candes

Peace,
Candes