Shower phobic toddler

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#21
Portland, Maine
46 Posts
Joined May 2014
On our last cruise my daughter was just over 2. She was potty trained so pool wasn't a problem but the shower was. Boy did she scream, despite me holding her, the water only hitting her back and I even gave her a pacifier! My husband was horrified and thought we'd thrown off. Thankfully it was a family cruise and neighboring cabins were grandparents and aunt/uncle. It actually became a family joke. This next time she'll be 4 but baby sis will be 15 mos so I'm getting an inflatable tub - will use on deck for younger daughter and in bath/on balcony for both.
#22
413 Posts
Joined Jun 2006
I got a fab little one from the 99p shop today

Perfect for the shower
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#23
Michigan
219 Posts
Joined Mar 2014
Originally posted by kimmy_bos
Hi



We are travelling on a 12 night cruise on September - my 2 year old daughter is completely shower phobic and there is no tub in our room (balcony - rc serenade)



Any ideas on how we are going to wash emilie?

Have you considered upgrading to a JS if there are any available? The bathroom would have a tub and you would have that much more space in the room, especially for 12 nights.
#25
texas
9 Posts
Joined Apr 2009
A couple years back we had the same issue with our son. We did these things.
1. At the store (before leaving)you can buy disposable Bath wipes that all you have to do is get wet. Soap is in the wipe. It cuts out the time of getting a rag wet, pouring soap on it etc.
2. Most cruises we been on have adjustable shower heads that come off the wall to be hand held. Move it to the lowest position on take off wall. Pretend it's a squirt gun.
3. We also used a ice bucket to fill with water and poured it over him when the spray handle freaked him out.


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#26
413 Posts
Joined Jun 2006
Thanks for the tips - think the spray fun and bucket idea would freak her out more than the shower itself! Great idea about the wipes though x
#27
Idaho
2,573 Posts
Joined Aug 2013
Due to luggage restrictions we never take our own pool/tub.

We've found that placing a towel, or washcloth over the drain(though you could just bring a rubber drain cover) will allow the base of the shower to fill up an inch or two. Unless you are in a handicap cabin, the shower has a lip which will keep water from spilling into the rest of the bathroom.
Add soap and scrub baby down!
#28
413 Posts
Joined Jun 2006
Originally posted by Lerin
Due to luggage restrictions we never take our own pool/tub.

We've found that placing a towel, or washcloth over the drain(though you could just bring a rubber drain cover) will allow the base of the shower to fill up an inch or two. Unless you are in a handicap cabin, the shower has a lip which will keep water from spilling into the rest of the bathroom.
Add soap and scrub baby down!
Aww that's good to know if the temp tub pops?!?