Toddler afraid of the bath? Talk amongst yourselves.
Karen Rani of Troll Baby needs our help:
What to do when your 2 year-old is terrified of the bathtub? Thomas the Troll Baby screams bloody murder, nearly making himself sick (this started about 4 weeks ago) and we can't seem to get him to like the tub again. We think he is afraid of the drain (he keeps referencing it).
We're tried the following, to no avail:
- getting in with him
- Dora fizz tablets that turn the water different colours (he likes putting them in from outside the tub!)
- Bubble bath to hide the drain
- Soap crayons
Nothing is working at all. WILL HE BE DIRTY FOREVER?? Okay, that's a tad dramatic, but still. He used to LOVE the bath. Now, not so much.
What about one of those rubber drain strainer thingies? You could try covering the drain with it to see of that helps. Other suggestions?