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How can we make bath time less traumatic for our baby? He doesn't seem to like water.

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In brief: Be patient

Usually what babies don't like is either feeling cold or feeling insecure.
Keep the water warm (not too hot, of course) and put the baby in a baby bath so he can have warm water up to his tummy. Hold him very securely so he isn't feeling unstable. Talk with him or sing to him. At first, the baths may be very short- plan ahead to make it quick! gradually, he will enjoy them more.

In brief: Be patient

Usually what babies don't like is either feeling cold or feeling insecure.
Keep the water warm (not too hot, of course) and put the baby in a baby bath so he can have warm water up to his tummy. Hold him very securely so he isn't feeling unstable. Talk with him or sing to him. At first, the baths may be very short- plan ahead to make it quick! gradually, he will enjoy them more.
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