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Mum

My 19 month old all of a sudden doesn’t like having a bath. She’s usually excited to get in but then as soon as we put her in she screams and gets really upset! I have no idea what’s going on with her. Has this happened to anyone else’s toddler and how did you overcome it?

Yes! Almost at the same age too.

We started bath twice a week as opposed to four or fibe because we knew it was distressing her.

Crucially we kept things really positive. Even when she was having a meltdown we would still be smiling and making it as fun as possible.

This slightly worked but what really helped was we put cartoons on our phone for her to watch when she was in there. We only did this for two or three weeks and after that stopped and she was completely fine. Distracted her with some new toys and it was okay!

Mum