Tips for washing hair?

Any tips on how to wash the soap out of kids' hair without getting water all over their face? I can't get my two-year old to tilt her head back, so water gets in her eyes and she hates it. We end up not washing her hair that often because of it.

  • Kelly
    Dec 02
  • Vchincheshire
    Dec 02

    I use swimming goggles with my 4yo. Soap up hair around the straps. Then just rinse.

  • Jennifer
    Dec 03

    On the same boat 🚣‍♀️ 🙁

  • Janine
    Dec 03

    I hold a washcloth in front of my son’s eyes when I pour the water. I also use Aveeno, it doesn’t sting.

  • Anonymous
    Dec 03

    My son is the same way... it’s a fight every time. Sometimes I can get him to dump the water himself and it helps a little bit I still have to end up doing it because he doesn’t get the back very well.

  • Julie
    Dec 03

    We have the same problem...my 16 month old clings to me and screams and cries from the moment I put the shampoo into her hair. I always try putting her year free shampoo into my eyes first. It still stings but not as bad as our shampoo. I just have to kind of hold her down and rinse it out...she hates it but she goes to daycare, so I need to wash her hair often. I used to wash it daily but now just 2-3 times a week because of the struggle.

  • Lindsay
    Dec 03

    So glad you asked this. Bath is a fight because of the soap. I’ll get the hat too!

  • Jessica
    Dec 03

    Does she like swimming? To get my son comfortable with the water in the bath we sang the wheels on the bus. During the “babies on the bus go wah wah wah” I splashed some water on his face, then we blowed bubbles on “mamas on the bus go shh shh shh”... every thing was used to get his face wet and closer to the water. At first he was apprehensive now he loves it. They use it with babies and toddlers for swim class you might be able to find it on YouTube.

  • Tudor
    Dec 03

    We use the item that Kelly posted a picture of. It works great

  • Lisa
    Dec 03

    My daughter is three and still hates washing her hair...she’s in swimming now to hopefully get over this fear. We tried the hat and told her to tilt her head back and close her eyes, but she still cries. At 3 years old, she understands these simple concepts and tells me to close my eyes when I wash my hair, but yet she doesn’t do it.

  • Sara
    Dec 03

    I have a shower head that detaches and I can put on a single stream flow to rinse hair. We call it the "magic wand" and it has made rinsing out the hair so much less of a struggle than trying to rinse it with a cup.

  • Blake
    Dec 03

    My son loves water but rinsing hair is a fight every time! If you can get little one to lay on their back in shallow filled tub to rinse easier ... Otherwise I Definatly recommend getting a shower head that has a hose to it, it makes things way easier!

  • Samantha
    Dec 03

    I use a wash cloth to wet my 2 year old's hair in the bath. He'll scream bloody if I don't cup his ears when I do it. His Dr believes there might be an association with a past ear infection so I also clean his ears with cotton balls to get any water out after bath before he gets lotion.

  • Kayla
    Dec 03

    a cup

  • Andrea
    Dec 03

    My kids hold a dry cloth over their eyes whole I rinse. Took a few times to get used to it, and some bribery to get started, but it works great!

  • Matalynn
    Dec 04

    Put a sticky glow in the dark stars; in a package at Walmart, on the ceiling and tell them it’s time to look up at they stars. Or anything similar, you could put clouds or rainbows or birds.

  • Lauren
    Dec 04

    I stopped using dr bronner baby because it stings. I switched to poofy Organic’s or weleda (neither sting) I explain to her (15 months) I’m going to put the water on her head and she must close her eyes- and I show her my eyes closing. I slowly pour the water on and I don’t use a lot of shampoo bc I don’t want to have to water her head several times. Then I tell her it’s all done. Seriously it’s not worth the fight of stinging eyes- just switch the product and it may take a while for them to get used to water without the sting

  • Michelle
    Dec 04

    I use the Burt’s bees shampoo so it’s really gentle. Also I put his bath toy bag up and have him look at his toys so I can rinse

  • Angela
    Dec 09

    My 3.5 yr old took a while to get her to tilt her head but leaning back against the shower wall helped and teaching her to close her eyes helped. My 2yr old I either lay him down in the tub before we fill it up and rinse it with a shower wand or if he refuses that I taught him to close his eyes and hold his breath and pour over his head and then quickly wipe his face with my hand (you could use a dry rag). He used to be funny about his ears so I was careful to not get water in his ears. I also laid my little girl down to wash her hair when she was younger.