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Brian and Rosemary

Wednesday, April 7, 2010


Learning how to parent a child who already has a catalogue of likes and dislikes, fears and a personal history with the world is an interesting task. Ever since we took custody of Button in BKK bathtime has been an absolute nightmare. Button, who is not afraid of anything, (dangerously unafraid in fact) has been terrified of the bath. We tried everything. Still the screams persisted.

Finally, we decided to use the inflatable tub recommended by my friend Terri on her adoption blog. Peace reigned in the bathroom. Now Button loves his evening bath!! We don't know what made the bath so scary. We never even ran the faucet while he was in the room but maybe he just felt lost in such a big sea of water. After all, his prior experience with baths was being sponged off in a large bucket so I can see how this was pretty different.


Jessica said...

Glad for calm bathroom waters now. I love that toys have taken over your tub! Your Button is really home.

Pickel said...

Oh, bathtime can be difficult at first. now that he is comfortable. he will probably learn to love it.

Sarah said...

Adorable! And the Easter photos are precious. Cute little Chuck T's! Handsome family all round.

a Tonggu Momma said...

Been there. Our first two months together, we ended up having the Tongginator take a bath with me, while I held her... then we graduated to the inflatable tub. Glad Button is over the worst of his fears.

Wendy said...

Cute idea. We had so many adorable pictures of Lily bathing in her "bucket" in Thailand. Though she had no issues with the big tub at home, hair washing was a nightmare.

BTW, Button could not be any cuter!

Nichole and Craig said...

How cute 8-)
We had the same problem with Jaxin until we got home and put him in his baby tub. He loved it after that. He has just graduated to the big tub about 1 month ago. He had to as his toys all took over the baby tub. 8-)

Chris and Terri said...

Thank goodness it worked! It's like magic.

I am loving all the toys! Looks like he has plenty of entertainment.

Maci Miller said...

Oh, he's just so darn cute! Glad that worked for you! That's what we did, too. Took one with us to Thailand and then used it at home, too.

Annie said...

I hear that very often of adopted and fostered kids that they are terrified of the bath. Maybe they had a bad experience in the past with a not so patient and gentle bather. Or perhaps they haven't actually had a real bath, but more of a hand towel bath at the sink in the past. Whatever the case, it sure looks like he has adjusted well in his little blow up tub. And may I say he looks ADORABLE!

Mireille said...

Oh, I am so happy that he is now comfortable in the water, soon he will not come out of it anymore I am sure!!