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07-13-2008, 09:22 PM
I give my daughter a bath about every other day. I notice that I am not getting all of the shampoo our of her hair. Its not that I use too much shampoo its that I am scared to get the water in her ears so I lean her backwards to rinse the top of her hair (the football hold) she doesn't like being held that way and is also getting too heavy for me to hold her like that for a long time. So my question is how do you wash the shampoo out of your childs hair without getting any water in their ears?? I am up for any advice I can't think of anything else to do!
07-14-2008, 09:55 AM
We bathe Charlie in the tub in The Safety 1st Tub seat (http://www.walmart.com/catalog/product.do?product_id=7977227) and use a shampoo rinse cup (http://www.toysrus.com/product/index.jsp?productId=2793366) to rinse his hair. It's quick, easy and painless.
BTW, your little girl is absolutely adorable!
07-15-2008, 08:33 PM
Aw thank you! I have done a cup and she has a little tub but I dont know how to rinse the front of her hair... When I use the cup the water goes on her face and ears and thats the part I dont like when I give her baths. But thank you for the cup idea!!
07-15-2008, 09:29 PM
I think she was talking about the shamphoo cup that has a rubber side to put on the front of your daughters head and it keeps the water from getting in her eyes.
07-16-2008, 02:22 PM
Grab an extra dry wash cloth, bunch it up and hold it against her forehead to shield her eyes/face when you pour the water over her head. If you pour too much, the cloth should soak up the water. Viola! no water in the eyes/face! Then, use the wet wash cloth to wipe/wash her face.
07-16-2008, 02:44 PM
I hated getting water in my daughters face when she was still a newborn. I would lay her in a bath chair in her little infant tub (in the big tub) and just do my best. I would try to cup my hand at the top of her forehead to keep water from going in her face, but inevitably it did A LOT. Wish I had thought to use a wash cloth like lily_bee suggested, I bet that would have worked a lot better!
Is there a specific reason you're worried about her ears and getting water in them? All the replies to your post concentrate on eyes, but your post says you're worried about getting water in her ears? Water in her ears shouldn't be bothersome to her at all. Just don't use a q-tip (even those marketed as saftely tips) as they can leave cotton residue in the ear which can cause bacterial infections. My DD had ear infection after ear infection, finally had to have tubes put in. The only thing our pediatrician advised us on prior to the tubes was no q-tips. After tubes, no water is allowed to get in her ears at all.
You can buy ear plugs that fit even the tiniest of ears if you are still concerned. Your local ear/nose/throat specialist will have them no doubt - we paid $10 for a pair for our DD after trying ALL the types at Walmart / Target (total nightmare). The $10 are custom molded and sized differently (my DD has 'tiny' sized) and snap right in, they are great! Bet you can find some online as well.
07-16-2008, 08:06 PM
I never even thought of using a wash cloth for her face! That is a really good idea thank you! Yes both my brother and I have HORRIBLE ears we got ear infections all the time up until I was about 16 and he still has them at age 20 he cant hear out of one ear. Just HORRIBLE ears it really hurts and is uncomfortable when I get water in my ears so I figured it would be the same thing. I had tubes in my ears when I was a baby too and have gone to the doctor plenty of times for my ear problems some resulting in pain. (One doctor shot a squirt gun looking thing into my ear and I am now tramautized of doctors touching my ears) I never knew if it was genetic or if my mom got water in my ears when I had a bath, so im just trying to prevent it for my daughter because I never want her to go through what I went through with my ears.
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