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How to Wash Baby’s Hair Without Getting Water in Eyes?

    Someone asked me about how to wash baby’s hair without getting water in eyes?

    I told them use summing googles while bathing, sounds crazy, isn’t it? trust me that really works well.

    So, you recently entered the club of parenthood and suddenly discover that there is so much more to what you expected.

    You have no idea when you last slept adequately, and you often wonder how come the baby excretes more than it eats. 

    Overall, it is an overwhelming experience. But obviously, many people must have given you a heads up, and you must have had time to think about all the new responsibilities of this hectic routine that you have signed up for. 

    Despite all this, it is rather doubtful that among so many challenges that you already might have thought you would be facing, you even imagined that washing your baby’s hair would be no less of a challenge than climbing a mountain. 

    This petty little thing might become an ultimate endurance challenge in no time. You might witness your pulse rate increases, your temples sweating, your hands shivering, all while your brain is continually trying to calm your body down. One could have hardly fathomed that such a small thing might become the reason for nuisance in the entire household. 

    How to Wash Baby’s Hair Without Getting Water in Eyes

    What are the Solutions to Tackle this problem? 

    The best way to develop a sense of trust and love, in your child, for water is by submerging its head in the water.

    But this is usually a not-so-easy job to do and needs a lengthy procedure and planning to be followed if one intends to do it correctly.

    Because, if done incorrectly, it can bring worse than good in the relationship between your child and water. That is why other things can be done to cope with this problem. 

    You can admit them to a swimming class. For starters, they will learn an important life skill, and they will be handled by an experienced teacher who has all the patience in the world. 

    The child will grow fond of water, and dipping the head in will not be a problem anymore.

    Moreover, it is a rather peculiar observation that the children can bear water on their faces, much better than water on their heads.

    Due to this, an excellent option for bathing is to bathe in a shower. Make sure you are also in the shower with your child to avoid any accidents. 

    If you think your child is having issues while you rub their head with the shampoo, the best advice would be to give that shampoo in their hands.

    Yes! Allow them to rub their head themselves with the shampoo. This will allow them to have control over their scrubbing, and they might not be able to scrub the head correctly, but at least they will be comfortable. You can always intervene while washing away the shampoo. 

    Why so much Hate for Bathing? 

    How to Wash Baby’s Hair Without Getting Water in Eyes

    The most important thing to keep in mind is that there is light at the end of this tunnel.

    What the light means in this context is that the child will eventually stop throwing tantrums every time you try to wash its hair. 

    It is worth noting that most, if not all, children are more than happy and playful in the water if the water temperature is appropriate.

    However, the actual reason for the whole fuss is the introduction of water or shampoo on their heads, which needs to be taken care of.

    There are several reasons for their show of agony. 

    What are the Reasons for the Tears in Water? 

    Firstly: they are fearful that the water or shampoo might get into their eye. They are not habitual of feeling tingly sensations in their eye, so they cannot embrace this new introduction with an open arm.

    When they were infants, it was relatively easy because the water would slip right off their head as they laid down on your arm calmly, and there was hardly any movement. That is not likely to happen now as they can sit while bathing, and water is bound to pass through their eyes. 

    Secondly: they are also frightened of falling on their back, especially when the soap and shampoo make the surface very slippery.

    They lack the feeling of being secure, even though they are being held in a firm grip.  

    Moreover, just like adults, no two children are the same. Every child has different likes and dislikes for other sensations.

    Becoming familiar with that will help a parent connect with the child and prevent them from making their child go through something it doesn’t appreciate.

    For example, many children grow up to “absolutely loathe” the scrubbing of their head; others are naturally sensitive to the sensation that different types of touches bring and show appreciation for certain kinds of indications.

    Some children might like gentle strokes on their head, while others might get giddy while their head is being firmly scrubbed. Bathing will get much more fun once you are aware of what exactly your baby prefers. 

    Some Tips that Can Come Handy: 

    You can make your baby put on swimming goggles while bathing, which will prevent the water or shampoo from entering their eye, and consequently, making their shower relatively easier.

    Always keep a dry towel nearby to dry off any moisture on the child’s face immediately, and it is becoming a cause of irritation.

    You can also teach them to look up at something on the ceiling while rinsing off their shampoo. Try to improvise and make some game out of this, to distract the baby and make this whole situation less stressful. 

    Moreover, make sure that the shampoo you use is baby-friendly and does not have any toxic ingredients  or irritant.

    Since, the skin of the baby is much more sensitive with comparison to an adult, extra care must be given.

    Final Verdict

    Last but not the least, try to have as much fun as possible, for these little things eventually become golden memories. Your child will not forever need you to take shower, so don’t forget to cherish these stressfully-beautiful moments, so you and your child can remember them after years, and have tears of joy.

    Finally, don’t forget to have fun and make memories, for this will not last forever.

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