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    Default Bath time turned to Hell

    Ds is 20m and now hates bath time. Screams when we get to taking clothes off for bath. I have also tried having a shower with him but nope screams through that too.
    He never used to. He has toys for the bath but just hateeeesss going in the water. Doesn't mind being sprayed by the hose on s hot day so it's not water..

    Why is this? Is it normal and will he get over it soon? Helpppp its so stressful now

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    My DD went through this when she'd just turned 2. Suddenly hated the bath and swimming pool. Would scream and scream if we tried to get her into the water. Think it lasted about 4 weeks and then it was over as quickly as it had started. No idea still what it was all about!

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    Try a couple of drops of food colouring in the water. Let him pick the colours. Even do different drops at each end and mix them up.

    Totally what got my kids back in the bath when they went through it!

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    Yep both my kids have been through that, it passes quickly - I just didn't bath them for about a week and then we went back to normal and it was all good. I cleaned them obviously, just not in a tub.

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    DS was like that a little while ago. I tried to make it about playing with his tub toys, rather than having a wash, and that seemed to make a big difference. So instead of saying, "its time for your bath", I'd say "which toys do you want to play with" and let him choose.

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    Thanks everyone I will try the toys tonight and if that doesn't work I will do food colouring ! Fingers crossed this doesn't last

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    We went through a stage like this. For the last 6 months or so ds has just been showering with one of us in the morning. He is now happy in the bath again but we just didn't push it. He loves the shower so it worked out fine

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