Bath time (un)fun

Doesn’t she look happy? Oh that face will fool you at every turn. I always thought ooh I can’t wait to give her baths. How fun and relaxing it will be. A good just before bed routine, soooo not the case. She hates, and I mean HATES bath time. I thought that all kids loved it. Her first bath was okay, she tolerated it. I think it was more what is this new experience? But since then it has been a fight. I figured maybe it was the bath tub that my parents brought for me. It’s a weird angle, or I think so anyway. Maybe the water was not warm enough.

So each time I attempted the dreaded bath time I changed it up. I even decided bathing with her, it could relax her and make it more fun being with mummy.


She screams, and not a dainty girly scream. At the top of her lungs you are killing me kind of scream. I’m sure my neighbours think I am. So bath time has become the I don’t want to do it. Or the quickest bath in the entire world. The last few times I’ve just given her a sponge bath. That she is fine with. And I don’t run the risk of someone calling the cops on me for beating my child.

Could it be that once she can better sit on her own she will enjoy it? Or will I always be stuck with my little screamer? HELP

8 thoughts on “Bath time (un)fun

  1. hate to tell yah, but my son screamed bloody murder and so does my daughter when it comes to bath time. my son still bitches about getting this hair washed at 9 years-old. good luck!!

    • Oh crap… sigh I guess I’ll put a sign up that reads “I’m bathing my child not killing her” on the door
      Thanks for making me feel better though. Three cheers for stinky kids hahah

  2. Hang in there, she might come around. Kids change what they like and don’t like all the time. Don’t stop bathing her that’s for sure. She’ll grow to at least put up with it. Maybe take her to a “mommy and me” swim class, so she can appreciate the water, and learn to have fun, blow bubbles, make splashes. I took my little guy when he was 4 1/2 months, and he loves the water, and his baths. But, when he’s tired, even he wants out of the tub.

    Sometimes too many toys aren’t good either. He has one toy – which really isn’t a toy in the bath. It’s a cup to pour water over his head that he plays with. When he’s older, maybe I’ll put some toys in the bath, but I just wanted him to appreciate the bath on its own merits, not make it something bigger than it was. He loves the water, splashing in it, and the bubbles, and that’s enough really. He’s never had an issue with the bath, but he does throw a fit (now) for the change table. But, that’s only because he was sick, and needed changing 12 times a day for a few weeks, and it ruined the experience for him. Arrrggg. It’s always something, isn’t it?

    Good luck. She’s beautiful, that’s for sure! Amy

  3. first off I love this post. My daughter doesn’t mind when I give her a bath but if my husband does it she can’t stand it. the only thing I do differently then him is I sing to her as I giver her a bath (this is the way we wash our feet….) and I do it as quickly as possible. I also wanted to say you have a very beautiful daughter. I love the pictures you are posting and look forward to seeing her development. You are a very lucky mommy and she is very lucky to have you. Keep up the great work.

  4. Alarik hates his too, does okay until we get to the hair and then you would think I was torturing him and all the good times end until he’s wrapped tightly in his towel. I was hoping for a nice peaceful time too with the bathing routine, but so far this child of mine is unpredictable and actually I love him for it šŸ™‚

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