My 5-year-old son freaks out about washing of any kind.
He doesn't seem to be worried about going in the pool or bath, but just mention that it's shower/bath time he goes totally ballistic - the temper comes screaming and kicking.
He really hates it when the water touches his face or head.
There isn't an option of a bath as every house has only a shower. I've tried toys, games, singing. I feel I've done it all! I am at the last edge as he is in school now.