This can make bath time extremely stressful for parents and children alike. If and when your child becomes adverse to rinsing and washing hair due to fear of water in the face, swim lessons can help. We recommend bringing some of our teaching techniques into your bathtub at home:
- Use a washcloth to gently dampen the head and face
- Use a small watering can to sprinkle water over the shoulders, neck, back of the head, ears and eventually the face.
- Try wearing goggles
- Switch to the shower
- Have your child try to rinse their own hair using any of the above techniques. Giving them some control over "how" we wash hair can help.
Why? Glad you asked!
|YAY!!! Water on the face...it's a good thing!|
So, bust out some new bath toys and take some steps back...then slowly re-introduce water on the face. It may take some weeks, but with your swim teacher, we will get through this tough spell!