Oh poor baby. You are sure that the room and the water temp are comfortable, right? Do you bathe her in a basin or baby bath? Some babies and toddlers fear sinks and tubs because they are afraid they'll be sucked down the drain, or that there is some kind of monster sucking the water down the drain. Try letting her splash in a basin of water with just her hands- you can hold her in a sitting position on the floor and let her splash in a small basin or bowl on the floor. Or stir it with a wooden spoon, or put a plastic toy in, so that she'll get used to the idea that water is OK. If the room and water are a good temperature, then pop her in and out of her bath very quickly, or soap her up outside of the bath then pop her in quickly, rinse, and out. It doesn't have to take more than a moment actually in the water.
at 7:19 PM on Apr. 22, 2009