Bath time in our house starts out as a very exciting time. When the kids hear the bath water running, they themselves come running. They have even tried to climb into the tub with all their clothes on.
We start off by playing with bath toys. Foam letters and cups are our staple bath toys.
We have tried homemade bath paints from here. My two year old loved the paints. My one year tried to eat the paint. I decided to save tub painting for another day.
For all that I do to try to make bath time a fun experience, there is always one thing that brings the fun to a halt.
I wish my kids looked this content with shampoo in their hair. Instead, as soon as they feel any water on their hair, they begin to scream and try to climb out of the tub - NOT safe and really NOT very fun.
At this point, bath time goes from a fun activity to a wrestling match.
I am stumped!
I have tried to be gentle. I have tried to be quick and just get it done as fast as possible. I have sang, explained and begged, but to no avail. Any attempt to wash my kids hair ends in a chorus of cries.
What tricks have you brilliant moms out there come up with to make hair washing a less terrifying experience?
Do you use any nifty contraptions to limit eye-water contact?
Or, is hair washing just something that moms and kids have to endure?
Thanks for your help.