I have a 3-year-old toddler who absolutely hates taking baths or getting their hair washed. It's always a struggle to get them to cooperate and it ends up being a stressful experience for both of us. I've tried different methods such as distraction, rewards, and even reducing the frequency of baths, but nothing seems to work. I'm afraid that this might lead to hygiene issues in the long run.
Does anyone have any tips or tricks on how to handle a resistant toddler during bath time, especially when it comes to shampooing their hair? Any advice would be greatly appreciated!
Hey, I was struggling with the same issue with my toddler a while back. But I switched up my approach, and it worked wonders for us.
First, we stopped calling it "bath time," and started calling it "splash party!" It made it sound like more of a fun activity to look forward to.
I also tried to make it a sensory experience by playing with bath bombs or colorful bath drops that turned the water into different colors. It was like we were discovering a new world each time we splashed!
Lastly, as soon as my toddler entered the bathroom, I would initiate a mini story time. We would read a favorite story together while sitting in the tub. It made it more of a bonding experience and signaled that bath was the start of a relaxing time before bed.
I hope these tips work out for you and your little one!