Wednesday, July 7, 2010

Water is Evil!

C used to love water!  He would ask to take baths and he loved spending time in the pool.  The last month or 2 though...not fun.  The word "bath" in this house brings on crying and shaking.  We're not sure why he's afraid of water, he's never been dunked and as far as we know, he's never drank a whole bunch of water while in the tub or pool.  I know water is a common fear in children, but it's so hard to see your child shake with fear at the mention of taking a bath or going to the pool.  My parents took C took the pool the other day, he started to cry when he saw the pool.  They finally got him into the baby pool, but he wouldn't sit down, he would only play standing up.  When one would mention him going in the big pool with them, crying and shaking would commence.  Right now, giving him a bath is so hard and stressful for all of us, that he is only getting the bare minimum. 

Any tips on how to help C get over his fear?  Or at least make bath time more enjoyable for him?  We've tried letting him take his favorite toys with him, take a shower with us, even just sit in the tub with his clothes on and no water!  Please help!!

          These are from a trip to the beach in April, right at the beginning of the water fear.
This is the closest he got to the water, and I'm pretty sure it was an accident!

1 comment:

  1. Aw, poor thing! My only suggestion would be for you and the hubby to make it look like so much fun that he wants to join! (Maybe he had a bad dream that involved water?)