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bathing help please ;/ *~* Superwoman *~* 1 child; Moreno Valley, California 2045 posts
13th Jan '13

any tips for bathing my LO??
he absolutely hates being in his little tub,because he is so small I havent been pushing the issue,just sponge baths.
He has had a total of 2baths since he's been home,he freaks in the water but if you pour the water over his hair he relaxes he loves it!....just not anywhere else on his body or he will scream bloody murder.

Jennybananna 2 kids; Gilbert, AZ, United States 25079 posts
13th Jan '13

Just do it quick or try co-bathing one the cord comes off.

lolajessup 3 kids; 1 angel baby; Beaverton, Michigan 44076 posts
13th Jan '13

I'm assuming he still has his cord? It gets easier once they aren't in the air and they can be immersed. They get cold fast. I'd just try to do quick baths.

*~* Superwoman *~* 1 child; Moreno Valley, California 2045 posts
13th Jan '13

his cord is off he is almost 7weeks. sometimes I get ready to do a "quick" bath and as soon as any part of him hits the water he screams like im killing him and it breaks my heart.

♥MomToSilas+1♥ Due December 9; 1 child; ., IL, United States 11668 posts
13th Jan '13

<blockquote><b>Quoting *~* Superwoman *~*:</b>" his cord is off he is almost 7weeks. sometimes I get ready to do a "quick" bath and as soon as any part of him hits the water he screams like im killing him and it breaks my heart."</blockquote>



Maybe its too hot or too cold for him?

*~* Superwoman *~* 1 child; Moreno Valley, California 2045 posts
13th Jan '13
Quoting Sami&Baby Silas:" <blockquote><b>Quoting *~* Superwoman *~*:</b>" his cord is off he is almost 7weeks. ... [snip!] ... the water he screams like im killing him and it breaks my heart."</blockquote> Maybe its too hot or too cold for him?"

idki keep trying and the same temp i use on his body i use on his hair and he likes that

lolajessup 3 kids; 1 angel baby; Beaverton, Michigan 44076 posts
13th Jan '13

<blockquote><b>Quoting *~* Superwoman *~*:</b>" his cord is off he is almost 7weeks. sometimes I get ready to do a "quick" bath and as soon as any part of him hits the water he screams like im killing him and it breaks my heart."</blockquote>



I would co-bathe then. Then he can be immersed in water and not catch a draft. They get cold super easily.

bradnshelby2012 1 child; Pennsylvania 243 posts
13th Jan '13

my LO hated bathes at fitst but now i bring her bathtub in my room with the tv on she loves the colors she doesnt even pay attention to her bath

Mom2William&Michael 2 kids; 1 angel baby; New York 7600 posts
13th Jan '13

Have you tried showering with him?
You might not find anything that he'll like, unfortunately. LO is six weeks and adores being in the water but his big brother didn't care for it until he was like three or four months old.

BareFootBabyMaker Due May 30 (boy); 2 kids; Springfield, Missouri 850 posts
13th Jan '13
Quoting *~* Superwoman *~*:" any tips for bathing my LO?? he absolutely hates being in his little tub,because he is so small I havent ... [snip!] ... you pour the water over his hair he relaxes he loves it!....just not anywhere else on his body or he will scream bloody murder."


My daughter had a sensitivity to touch issue and hated baths too. The nurses told me to wrap her in a receiving blanket and put her into the tub like that and wash one part of her body at a time and then take her quickly out of the water into a warm towel.
It sounds a little crazy and it is kinda messy but I did it for 2 months with her and it worked wonders. The blanket made her feel much more comfortable instead of having to be naked.

*~* Superwoman *~* 1 child; Moreno Valley, California 2045 posts
13th Jan '13
Quoting BareFootBabyMaker:" My daughter had a sensitivity to touch issue and hated baths too. The nurses told me to wrap her in ... [snip!] ... it for 2 months with her and it worked wonders. The blanket made her feel much more comfortable instead of having to be naked."

sounds like an excellent idea. i may try that. thank you. because he does hate being naked. even when I sponge bathe him,I cover him and do do body parts at a time.