Giving my kiddo a bath felt like wrestling. Or cajoling. Or trying to keep my sanity while convincing my then-toddler that water will not do anything bad to him. Never mind that he had been fine—excited, even—about taking a bath all this time. Suddenly, he wouldn’t even go near the bathroom. I needed to find children’s books about bath time to help ease his fears.
Because what do you when your toddler feels scared of the bath? I have a few tips on that. One of them was to get waterproof bath books he can take with him to the tub. Something to keep him occupied or distracted while I suds him up.
But regular, children’s books about bath time can also show the experience in a positive way. I’ve long been a fan of reading children’s books for any issue our kiddos are going through. Getting through bath time anxieties is one of them.
Kids can relate to other characters who also refuse the bath, and what they did to overcome it. They can read about others who enjoy bath time and can see how fun (and harmless!) it really is.
Below are a few favorites to get your little one to learn more about and enjoy bath time. These fun and quirky stories will help her realize that everyone takes a bath. That it’s fun, her feelings are valid, and that she’ll come to enjoy bath time once again.
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What bath time challenges are you trying to overcome? What tips helped your child stop feeling scared of the bath? Which of these children’s books about bath time have you read?