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Kids and Showers:

Once kids are starting kindergarten, and sometimes even before that, they may want to start taking showers. Or, for whatever reason, you may just decide that it is time to begin phasing out baths. There are ways to make this transition as easy as possible for your child:

• Let them see you shower—this can mean several things. You can let your child take a shower with you until they are comfortable with standing in there by themselves, or you may let them just hang out in the bathroom while you take a shower. Whatever you decide to do, it can help them see that you didn't fall, the water and shampoo didn't hurt your eyes, and there's nothing to be afraid of. If the thought of letting your child in the shower (or even in the bathroom) with you makes you feel uncomfortable, then you should definitely not do this. Some things that are comfortable for some people aren't for others, and this is perfectly fine.

• Use a bath in the shower—this may sound silly, but if your child wants to take a shower, but is scared to actually get under the water, you can run the shower water, but move the showerhead to where the water doesn't actually hit your child. This also works well if your child would like to take a shower, but is afraid of slipping and falling when they stand. Then, you can use a cup and water to wash and rinse their body. Eventually, they will get used to it, and won't be near as afraid of the water hitting the top of their head.

• Make sure it is safe—you will want to make sure that your child has no fear of falling when they stand. Granted, they may still have a fear of falling that is unjustified, but it is important to ensure that there is no real reason for them to be scared of slipping. This problem can easily be combated by sticking down a mat or those little grips (some even have cute designs your child will likely love).

• Make it kid-friendly—there are showerheads that are intended for children that are cheap and easy to install. These can be placed lower on the wall so that they are just above the child's head, and they reduce the water pressure by quite a bit. This makes the water coming down a lot less scary for a little person. It means there's not as much of it, and it doesn't come out as fast and hard, or from as far up, which means it doesn't hit the top of their head near as hard.

• Let them wash themselves—you may have to watch, and tell them parts they missed, but if they get to wash themselves, they will feel like they are a big kid. And big kids take showers.

Using any or all of these methods can help make your child's transition from a bath to a shower a lot less scary and a lot more fun. The only bad part about doing this is that they may ask for 10 showers a day once they realize how much fun they can actually be.

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