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How do I get my little brother to like taking baths regularly? Answered

My little brother plays in the mud everyday while I'm at school and my mom is cooking and cleaning. When I come home from school he runs to hug me before I reach the door. Then he runs inside before I start complaining about the mud on my Versace outfit. But when my mom calls for him to take a bath so we can eat supper, he runs around the house screaming. Until he gets to Jack, my older brother. Jack has a way to get kids to calm down a little, but he can't get him to take a bath. I get so pissed off when he gets my clothes dirty because I worked for a year before I can save enough money to buy it and still have a lot left in my account to help with the bills and stuff like that.

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caitlinsdad
caitlinsdad

12 years ago

Caitlin as a kid never took a "full' bath without resisting. So we just gave her showers. Lot of toys and getting to use the showerhead on the end of the hose made it more fun. Start off with spraying them for fun until the they get used to the water. Give them a water pistol to fight back. They like to watch the water go down the drain. Let them use toys to blow liquid soap bubbles in the bathroom to distract them while they are hosed down. A shower goes faster than a bath. Good luck. And Oooo, I tried on a real Hugo Boss suit one day. It was nice but I couldn't afford it.

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ItalianMetalGirl16
ItalianMetalGirl16

Answer 11 years ago

Lol.. Thanks. You tried Hugo Boss? What did it look like?

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thematthatter
thematthatter

12 years ago

Get some dish soap and make a bubble bath. It works better than commercial bubble baths for kids. but prepare the bath for him so you dont end up with a bathroom full of soap suds.

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ItalianMetalGirl16
ItalianMetalGirl16

Answer 11 years ago

But isn't dish soap dangerous? Especially since he might want to put his hands in his mouth, or even some of the soap.

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alchemistdagger
alchemistdagger

12 years ago

I know your frustration. What we do is to fill the bath tub up with bath toys, that way the are not "taking a bath" but playing with "water toys" instead. You just have to try different things until something works. Has he ever told you why he doesn't like a bath, if there is something specific he doesn't like. If all else fails, I suppose you could take him back out side and hose him down with a water hose. At least then he would be wet.

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ItalianMetalGirl16
ItalianMetalGirl16

Answer 11 years ago

Thanks for the thought. I think he told me once that he's afraid of the bathtub. I don't know why, it looks perfectly fine to me. My mom doesn't understant either.

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cocochannel123
cocochannel123

12 years ago

Well I have a little brother to and he loves them but that is because I always gave him toys in there when he was little and still do give him toys. The hardest part is trying to get him out of the bath.