My son is all of a sudden not my son. He’s TERRIFIED of the water. My one year old is afraid of the bath! It’s the saddest thing ever when it comes to bath time and it’s no doubt a two person job. He just looks at you with these terrified eyes, while standing with the stiffest legs and just screaming at the top of his lungs. He can barely breathe by the time we are done and it takes a good 10 minutes to get him to stop screaming.
I’ve tried getting in with him, introducing new toys (he got some awesome ones for his birthday), and singing his favorite songs from music class (always works to calm him down when he’s mad). There is no reasoning or calming him down about it. He seems to freak out even when we wash his hands before a meal…so I’m thinking he’s afraid of water for some reason?
What do I do? Have you run into this problem? Any advice on how to ease his fears about the bathtub?
a dolphin from birth