"If your child has trouble falling asleep, she may be experiencing
daytime stress. Research shows that kids who suffer from "pre-sleep worries" are more likely to suffer from sleep problems, and no wonder: Stress can raise stress hormone levels, making kids feel too alert to sleep." (Dewar,G., Ph.D.)
Can You Relate?
"We have 5 kids (7, 5, 3, 2 and a newborn) and none of them like hair washing! My 7year old is doing better but our three middle kids try to escape, scream, and lose their minds when we have to wash hair. We have tried everything and nothing works! Hair washing is frustrating and exhausting... and with 5 kids we don't have them time or energy for bath time negotiations." - H.
"Bath time with my son has always been a struggle. He is now 4 and we are still struggling. As soon as it's time to wash his hair he starts screaming bloody murder. It doesn't matter what we do, he screams. He completely flips out when the water touches his face." - S.
"My little man has long curly hair and HATES having it washed. He screams and scrambles out of the tub like a wet cat! My husband is ready to shave his head in order to avoid the entire situation." - C.
"I have been struggling with my 3 year old since she turned a year and a half. She absolutely freaks out if if a drop of water falls on her face. Its become a nightmare because I try to bathe both my girls to kill two birds with one stone and now my one and a half year old copies my oldest behaviour.
At this point I'll try anything..." - M.
You Aren't "Failing" As a Parent
It's Not Your Fault
Make Bath Time A Fun, Enjoyable Experience For Both of You
You know the feeling... it's almost time for bed, and it's bath time. As soon as the water starts, you get that dreaded feeling because it's the same routine it's been every night for as
long as you can remember:
You're fighting with your toddler, they're having tantrums, you have a million other things to get to, and you're toying with the idea of grabbing the wine bottle instead of the shampoo bottle.
Luckily, it doesn't have to be that way.
Build a bond through story and rhyme!
Introduce A New 'Friend' To Their Environment
The Cub is introduced to your toddler as a bath time companion.
Unlike trying to use your toddlers existing toys as a distraction, The Cub is there for your child, specifically to keep the water off of their face during hair rinsing time.
To your child, The Cub has come to protect them, and keep their face dry, by focusing on him way up high.
Once their heads are tilted back, water and suds will run down their backs - not their faces!
Share The Story of Why Their New 'Friend'
Has Come To Be With Them
The story teaches your toddler to 'look up high to stay dry' and see Cubby's sweet face smiling down at them, helping to keep them calm and reassured.
As you tell the story of The Cub to your child, they start to associate him with a fun and safe bath time experience.
Parents Everywhere Chime In About Their
Nightly Bath Time Routine...
"Both my 6.5 yo and 2.5yo hate dealing with their hair. My eldest has cause the neighbours to come pounding on the door and call the cops because of his blood curdling scream about trying to wash his hair. My youngest throws things yells no and goes limp." - M.
"My son is 3. We probably only wash his hair every 2 weeks, because it is such a fight to get him in the tub. He has super curly hair so not only do I have to wash it but also I have to condition it. By the time he is done with his bath I am as wet as he is." - C.
"I have an 8yr old autistic son who hates having his hair washed and a 2yr old who will do everything she can think of to avoid having her hair washed. Lots of screaming and threatening going on. Once the soap is in the hair it's hard to get it all out from all the "running" in the tub! " - S.
"My oldest son is 4 1/2 and I feel like bathtime has been a struggle for at least two years. Every time we take baths he tries to convince us not to wash his hair. He panics, screams, cries full on crocodile tears at even the mention of washing his hair!! I am at a loss for what to do." - G.
"Aside from those cute baby baths, I can't remember a time she wasn't anxious about bath time. She has even pooped in the tub more times I can count when she was more in the toddler phase. She just turned 4 but rinsing her hair is a nightmare." - S.
"My son is 3.5 and the tears start before he even gets in the bathtub. He loves to play in the bubbles, but the fear of getting water in his eyes is real." - K.
"Our son is 2 and has sensory processing disorder as well as on the Autism spectrum. We have always struggled with bath time and recently made progress with bathing his body but still struggle with hair washing." - A.
"She loved baths and water in her face until about three. Now on top of claiming even tear free shampoos burn we're also dealing with a lot of ear issues so it's preferable to keep water away from them." - G.
"My 3 year old daughter has hair past her bottom now. She Haaaates getting water in her face. Makes getting her hair washed sooo difficult." - N.
"My daughter is 3.5, takes swimming classes, goes under water and still freaks out when I have to rinse her hair. My son is the same. " - J.
"My toddler is 3 and hates bath time. She gets upset and then I get upset and it makes me feel like a failure as a mom. I want to help her and myself." - L.
"My 3 year old daughter freaks out when it's time to rinse her hair! She stands up, arches her back and squirms, many time falling. We have tried using the shower head and cups but nothing seems to keep the water off of her face. It's gotten to the point to where it takes my husband and I to rinse her hair one of us to hold her to insure she won't fall and hurt herself and one of us to rinse, it's such a pain and I hate seeing my little girl so petrified." - J.
"He is 5 years old. Ever since he was born he has never liked bath time. It has always been a screaming ordeal washing his hair. Think of loud, high pitched screams. We also live in an apartment so I'm sure our neighbours hear them. He likes to play in the bathtub but actually washing his hair brings tears and frustration for both of us." - H.
"... My little girl will be three in September and has always had a hard time with water on her head. While I'm giving her a bath she is a fun happy kiddo until it's time to actually take a bath...Lots of screaming, so much movement to avoid the water that it usually just makes it worse. I feel like I have to sneak it in. I've really had to work on my quickness and accuracy. I really don't want bath times to become traumatic..." - K.
"My daughter is 4, and we have struggled since she was 2. Even with a washcloth over her eyes, or with one of the fancy shaped cups with like the visor on it; she literally freaks out and it makes me sad to hear her so upset and see her literally try to run from me in the tub." - K.
"Now have a 5 yr old and 2 yr old that cry every time I wash their hair!" - L.
"My little guy is 18 months every since we started bathing in the big boy bathtub, my little guy has been screaming bloody murder (10 months). He also has recurring ear infections so we try our best to not get anything in his ears." - C.
"My twin boys are 15 months old. We have tried to have them bath in the bath tub since they were 9 months, but it turns into a disaster every time. We even are in swim lessons. They are fine with water in their faces than, but bath time is just a mess. We end up bathing them in our farm sink in the 0-6 month tub! " - K.
"Studies of people living in industrialized countries suggest that young children who lack regular bedtimes have more behaviour problems ... In addition, toddlers who stick with regular bedtime routines may sleep longer at night (Dewar,G., Ph.D.)".
Meet the Team
Do you know somebody else that just wants to reach for the wine bottle instead of the shampoo bottle every bath time?
Toddlers who stick with regular bedtimes routines sleep longer at night.
Your kid is happier when they have relaxing bath time routines. They are going to go to sleep faster, they are going to sleep better and they might even sleep longer.
The best part is, no more tears or tantrums for you either!
What are people saying
TambiJust might have to get one of these. Seems pretty cool!
TabathaGreat idea, hope they get it in production quickly!