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How can I address toddler's fear of water over her face?

What I have found most effective is to teach them a coping mechanism, something active to do so they don't feel helpless, and give them plenty of time to employ it. For example: Okay, some water ...
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Can 8-months old baby understand gravity in their water bottle?

Absolutely! This is how babies learn at this age - by testing things out and seeing what happens. They don't understand why - but they also don't understand why their feet stick to the ground when ...
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Is it really that bad to get water in a baby's ear?

@Rory Alsop is correct. First, terms need to be defined. There are basically 4 parts of the ear. The outside of the ear (what you can move around with manipulation) is called the auricle or pinna. ...
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How can I address toddler's fear of water over her face?

We cured the same problem in my daughter, INSTANTLY, with a cheap pair of swimming goggles. I showed her what they were, what they are for - she pressed them to her face, and that was it. no going ...
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Small amounts of water mixing with breastmilk

Breast milk is, essentially, water with a bunch of other nutritious stuff in it. Water intoxication can be a concern if an infant drinks too much plain water in addition to breast milk or formula, ...
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2 year old rarely eats food, needs bottle and milk and drinks a lot of water

Ok, not from a professional, but from a parent's perspective: It seems you have built yourselves a nice battlefield with your son - I sense a power play and a lot of unnecessary tension. A vicious ...
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Is it necessary to boil the water for baby formula in Switzerland?

No, you need not boil the water, especially as your child is already nine months old. The recommendation to always boil is just to be extra safe in reducing bacteria content. Note that even very ...
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2 year old rarely eats food, needs bottle and milk and drinks a lot of water

It's hard to tell from the info in your question whether this is a medical issue or a behavioral one, or a combination of the two. It's clear that force-feeding is backfiring and not getting the ...
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How to help a toddler overcome the fear of water on head?

I am convinced that for children who don't like showers, it's because they don't like it on their face. I heard too many stories from friends about their child hating showers. Many of them also say ...
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How to make the 2.6 year old toddler drink more water in winters?

This is normal that she drinks less water in winter time. Is it not the same for you? But about your problem - try using some children water bottles (with her favorite character) and leave it so she ...
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My 5-year-old son freaks over shower time!

You might try getting a long shower hose attachment so that he has more control about where the water goes. That way he will be able to wash his body without water getting on his face. After a while ...
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My 5-year-old son freaks over shower time!

From experience, there are 6 main problems that may cause this: Psychological: fear of inhaling water. This can be addressed by showing how to hold breath and breathe out; and only have head under ...
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Small amounts of water mixing with breastmilk

The water content of breast milk varies a lot (even during feedings) - much more than a few drops of remaining water would "dillute". Please take a look at this picture from wikipedia: thinner (=more ...
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How can I address toddler's fear of water over her face?

Every child is different, and the suggestions already posted are good ones. I would suggest one idea that I didn't see posted yet, which is to alternate between a bath and a shower with the drain ...
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Why does my formula suggest mixing it in only a portion of the water?

That's only helpful if your bottle is too full with the full amount of water, making it hard to dissolve the formula by shaking. If that's not the case (i.e., there's enough air above the water+...
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How can I address toddler's fear of water over her face?

With my oldest son, the problem was primarily the shampoo in the eyes (or the unsalinated water, but more often the shampoo specifically). What we do is keep his towel at hand, and as soon as we've ...
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How can I address toddler's fear of water over her face?

This worked for my son: I let him wear a swim mask, and put his hand over his mouth when I washed his hair. Then, I let him hold the washcloth while I washed his face. Knowing he could pull the ...
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How to help a toddler overcome the fear of water on head?

My granddaughter (who is 3 years old) has what I call phobia of getting her clothes wet. If any liquid wets her clothes she panics and I have to change her. Same thing with her hair. I have tried ...
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Taking a 12 week old baby to the swimming pool for the first time

We took our 3 along to indoor pools (in the UK) from a very early age. Useful points we learned: kids that age get cold really fast, so make sure the kids pool is heated, or else watch for them ...
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Taking a 12 week old baby to the swimming pool for the first time

I would say bring some baby sunblocker. Even if you plan on being under an Umbrella. You can get burned even in the shade. Both my sons had alot of fun in the pool with me and their mommy there. They ...
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Is it really that bad to get water in a baby's ear?

My baby girl has been taking swimming lessons from the age of 3 months, with her head or at least ears most of the time in the water. She's been doing that for 2 years hitherto with a lot of other ...
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How to help a toddler overcome the fear of water on head?

Our 2yo daughter has recently developed several fears, including that of water on her face. When splashed, she will tremble in fear and reach her face to remove the water. Usually with wet hands, ...
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How to help a toddler overcome the fear of water on head?

I'm not a parent but when I was young, I was scared of water. One thing that helped was to put swimming goggles on. You can also make your child think you're playing a game with them, such as to say "...
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How can I address toddler's fear of water over her face?

It's sometimes better to use a "Monkey see, Monkey do" approach; I'm not sure if you have tried getting in the bath with her, and showing her that nothing happens to you when water goes over your face....
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How to limit hot water temperature if your boiler doesn't have this control?

I don't know what your taps are like, but replacing them with thermostatic ones is normally not that expensive and you'll have years of benefits from them. They are the way to make your taps safer, so ...
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How to limit hot water temperature if your boiler doesn't have this control?

If you can't limit the temperature at the boiler, then one option that you can investigate is having a thermostatic compensating valve installed where the hot water outlets the boiler to feed the ...
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How to make the 2.6 year old toddler drink more water in winters?

Our 3 year old doesn't drink a lot either, also not in summer time. This has worried us in the past. My advice: do not worry too much. The most important thing is to look for signs of dehydration ...
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My 5-year-old son freaks over shower time!

The only solution I can think of is to get a bucket of water and give him a sponge bath. It may not be the best solution but it is the only one i can think of. Hope it helps.
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How can I address toddler's fear of water over her face?

My 3 year old daughter was scared of having shower. In fact she never had one until last month when I started using Bunnings cheap hand shower. It is working well in terms of her washing herself up to ...
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