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Parenting Tip of the Day: Mar. 3

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Some little kids just hate bathtime. Whether it’s because they are afraid of getting shampoo in their eyes, or fear disappearing down the drain with the bathwater, getting kids bathed can be a challenging event — just when moms and dads are tired after a busy day. Here is a simple way to transition children into the tub, where they will splash happily (and get clean, too):

“Start by giving your child a sponge bath in the sink for a few weeks. Next, transition to a sponge bath in an empty bath tub (instead of a sink). Then, a few days later, add a minimal amount of water to the tub. Do this until they are comfortable sitting in the water. After a week or two, you will have transitioned to a ‘normal’ bath.” — Jackie Curry, founder of the parenting blog Happy Hooligans

Related: When Your Little One’s Sick

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