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Registered: 02-03-2003
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Tue, 02-22-2005 - 3:00pm
Hi........can someone give me some tips on getting my 2 yr old to take a bath? One time I used some bath bubble paints when he was taking a bath. He freaked out when they became all sudsy & bubbly, and ever since then, he's afraid of the water and won't get in the tub anymore. He's also afraid of the water coming out of the faucet. He has PDD and is obviously tactile sensitive. What am I gonna do?
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Registered: 05-02-2003
In reply to: ppprmntpat
Tue, 02-22-2005 - 3:18pm
Hi my son also hates baths.Two things that we have tryed is taking a shower with him but giving him a child size unberlla.That seemed to work best for us.Then we also do sponge baths with a wash cloth and a sink full of water.We wash him with the wet cloth and a little bit of baby soap.As for his hair we use the wash cloth get his hair wet with it add the soap(only a little of the same baby wash) and wash it out with the cloth.We had to do it this way for many months befor he would take the shower.Good luck I know this is a Big Pain In The Rear End.Tammy
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Registered: 03-26-2003
In reply to: ppprmntpat
Tue, 02-22-2005 - 4:42pm

My sons really like bath confetti. Currently the confetti we have is shaped like red hearts. They love watching them melt in the water. They create a tiny bit of suds, but only if you're looking for it, mostly they just melt. It fascinates them. It was a point of purchase item at the Nordstrom Rack. I also just bought more that come in easter eggs and are pastel. I'm sure any of the bath-type stores would also carry it.

Good luck!
Mary

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Registered: 11-01-2004
In reply to: ppprmntpat
Tue, 02-22-2005 - 6:18pm

Hmmmm, that is a toughy.

               

 

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Registered: 10-09-2004
In reply to: ppprmntpat
Tue, 02-22-2005 - 8:43pm

My son who enjoyed baths since he was four mos old, recently turned bathtime into a living hell! It started slowly... he never really liked his hair washed. It just got worse over time. Then it was his face, and now the body. I feel like I caused this since I force him to bathe.

A few things I have found that help though... he LOVES boats and various vehicles so we take lots of those in the tub! He LOVES fishing and has a pole he fishes with. I have started letting him turn on the water (while I watch and check it of course). This lets him feel as if he has more control.

As for washing... he will often wash himself and loves to do so. So I guide him by saying this part and that part... and tell him what a BIG boy he is.

I know each child is so different, but maybe something out of this could help somehow. Good luck to you and your son!

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Registered: 02-03-2003
In reply to: ppprmntpat
Mon, 02-28-2005 - 10:54pm

Yes, I am new to this board. My 2 yr old son was diagnosed with PDD. He is my only child. Thanks so much for all your help everyone :) I will have to try bath confetti.

Patty