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my 22 month old will not trasition to the big bathtub...he is scared of it, but loves baths in the sink.. help

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sunflowermama23

Asked by sunflowermama23 at 4:51 PM on Mar. 10, 2010 in Toddlers (1-2)

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  • My sister had this problem. She took a plastic bin...about sink size and put it in the tub. Gradually he go used to the idea.
    GrnEyedGrandma

    Answer by GrnEyedGrandma at 4:54 PM on Mar. 10, 2010

  • My son was afraid of the big tub too. We put him in a plastic laundry basket inside the tub along with his favorite tub toys. Worked like a charm!! Good luck!
    Robsmommy

    Answer by Robsmommy at 4:55 PM on Mar. 10, 2010

  • Mine loves the big tub, never had a problem.... But maybe if you put a baby bath (or anything like that) in the big tub first, and give him baths like that for a couple of days, he can gradually get used to the bigger tub. Also, make sure to put a bath mat on the bottom (after you transition to the big tub with no aids), so he won't slip around and freak out.
    Anouck

    Answer by Anouck at 5:04 PM on Mar. 10, 2010

  • Maybe you should have him try taking a bath with you in the big tub. Then he will feel safe if you are in there. They also sell bath seats so he will feel secure.
    NAT24ROXY24

    Answer by NAT24ROXY24 at 5:13 PM on Mar. 10, 2010

  • So bathe him in the sink. Have you tried to put him in the bath with you? He will outgrow it just be patient
    itsmesteph11

    Answer by itsmesteph11 at 5:17 PM on Mar. 10, 2010

  • ease him into it. Put him in there with no water and let him get used to it and see that it won't hurt him. They try a little water then increase it over time.Also, I would run the water before he comes in there..some children are afraid if the loud sound filling a tub makes.
    kimberlyinberea

    Answer by kimberlyinberea at 7:55 PM on Mar. 10, 2010

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