20 Sep 2010 3 Comments
My almost 12-month old son has developed a new habit at bath time: Standing and climbing out of the bathtub! I don’t know why he has suddenly become enthralled with the idea but in the last week or so, he decided that he only want to stand up in the tub.
The Small Fry used to play with his bath toys and splash around while staying seated in the tub. But now, as soon as I put him in, he stands up straight away, holding onto the side of the tub or on the faucet (with a safety spout cover). I would say ‘no standing’ and sit him back down but he stands straight back up again! No amount of toys (old or new) would make him sit down and I really fear of him falling and whacking himself hard on the tub.
Needless to say, bath time is really loosing it’s fun! It has gone from being a nice relaxing experience where he play with his bath toys to a very rushed, stressful affair.
So my fellow mommies, any suggestions on how to handle what has become a bath time struggle for me?