My 9 month old Daughter Allearah is having a fear of the tub. About a month ago we were swimming doggie style. (I was in the tub too.) And Allearah dropped her head under the water, she was only under for a second. she didn't cough or gasp for air so I didn't think she got any water in her nose or mouth. I tryed to reassure her that she was ok and I was there. A few mintues later we were back to swimming.
Now a month later we are having trouble getting her even in the bathroom to the tub. As soon as she sees or sences that is where she is going she starts to scream and grab on to me or her dada to the point of leaving scratches on us from her nails.
Does anyone know what I can try to get the Big Bad Tub out? I really miss swimming with Allearah.
I would try putting a baby tub inside the bathtub. Work her back up to it. Maybe try letting her play in the tub when there is no water in it, too. Anything to familiarize her to it again. Good luck, let us know if anything works!
What about some new bath toys or special bubble bath? She might be a little young to be very excited by that, but I know my son loves opening things and getting new stuff.
To work my older son into the bigger tub when he was that old I went to walmart and they had a inflatable duck tub which you can put in the big tub. He loved it because when u pressed its beak it also quacked. Eventually he got use to being in the big tub in the duck and we started taking the duck out. Now he'll be 2 next month and I can barely get him out of the tub. So maybe try an inflatable tub that you can put in the bigger tub and make it fun cause she can focus on the duck quaking and be less scared about the being in the big tub.
My daughter is 2, and she has gone through a few phases like this. She screams and cries the whole time. I usually just enlist my husband to try to distract her, and try to get through the process as quickly as possible. Sometimes toys help. The strange thing is that she used to love to sit and swim in the tub. But since she went through that phase she only wants to stand or squat, even though she's back to loving the tub. I would suggest just trying to remain calm and upbeat, and it should pass in time.