Toddler wants to stand in the bath... ?
September 10, 2010 1:34 PM Subscribe
My (toddler?) 16 mo old son has developed a new habit at bath time: standing. While he has been a little hesitant to go walking solo outside the tub -- inside the tub he has suddenly become enthralled with the idea. Any suggestions on how to handle what has become a standing.. sponge bath?
posted by cavalier to health & fitness (22 answers total) 1 user marked this as a favorite
If he has become afraid of the tub, he's going about it in a very covert way -- no crying, no upset, nothing but happy baby; that is, unless I try to force him to sit. He'll play with the detachable shower head, the tub nozzle, any toys that are around... as long as he can stand. Attempts to encourage him to sit, to pick him up and sit him, or communicate with him that he should sit... no. He will occasionally grow tired or bored and want to sit to play with something -- but he will soon snap out of this and want to stand again. Huh.
Short of a fear of him falling and whacking himself hard on the tub itself -- something I've placed thicker non-slip mats and my shoulder in the tub for -- should I even worry about this?