My dd1 (almost 3) won't let me wash her hair. She's terrified of water on her face. I'm sure she won't grow out of it because I never did- I can't swim and hate water on my face too- I'm sure I've passed this on
Bribes no longer work.
Swimming lessons were an epic fail she wanted nothing to do with it.
I've done it by force once and the experience was traumatising for all involved and she hurt herself by slipping over trying to run away so will never do that again. Plus I still have memories of being dunked and it's just awful.
I tried being sneaky but then she no longer trusted me and flat out refused a bath/shower for a week even though I promised her I wouldn't wash her hair.
I use detangling spray when brushing to try and clean it.
She still has sand in her scalp from the beach 2 weeks ago. She's let me comb most out with a fine tooth comb.
I'm just at a loss.
Help!!! I don't want to have a dirty stinky little girl and scared of when she hits school.