He does not want to go to the bath anymore

He does not want to go to the bath anymore

Every day, find one of the infos extracted from the new issue of the collection "Les Essentiels d ': 57 tricks to grow well from 2 to 4 years", sold with the November issue of. Today, zoom on the refusal of bathing and walking.

  • He who adored dabbling, now he does not want to put a toe in the bathtub anymore. Every night, he starts to cry when bathing. Once dismissed the hypothesis of the opposition crisis, frequent around 2-3 years, ask him what scares him. He is afraid of having water in his eyes when shampooing? Suggest that you put a dry washcloth on your face to protect them.
  • At this age, children may be afraid of the dark, so let him decide when he puts the glove on his eyes. He took a bath that was too hot and remembers it? Check with him if the temperature suits him before he enters the bath. Also be careful not to worry too much by constantly talking to him about the risk of drowning and falling ... which could explain why he dreads spending time in the water. The game can also be a way to deflect one's fear. What if the Playmobil went to the pool today?

He does not want to walk anymore

  • While he is doing well, for a few days your child has been dragging his feet and claims his stroller for the slightest journey. First make sure he is comfortable in his shoes and does not suffer from a light bulb. Ask him if he is in pain. The pediatrician may prescribe additional tests to check that the bones and muscles of your child are in perfect condition.
  • If all goes well health, maybe it is for him a way to oppose and to show you that he has his own desires. In this case, explain to him that it is not he who decides and relax on the distance to go: "We go to the bakery and we come back." Finally, last option, a change disturbs him: move, arrival of a little brother ... your child then simply tries to make you understand that he is still small. Reassure him about your love and this regression phase should pass quickly.

Stéphanie Letellier

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