parenting tip #2773.

The problem:

Kids get shampoo in their eyes at bath time.  Shampoo makes their eyes burn.  Drama ensues.

Dull textbook solution:

Buy “no tears” shampoo.  (Tip: it doesn’t work as advertised.)

Creative Happy Fun Time solution:

Kids & Stuff 001

Shampoo goggles!

14 thoughts on “parenting tip #2773.

  1. Windy Wilson says:

    You’re right, about half the time the no-tears shampoo doesn’t work (I was advised by my Optometrist to wash my eyes with Johnson’s baby shampoo).

    Are those really shampoo goggles, or did you invent the idea yourself usingin swim goggles? I have a niece and a nephew of about that age, so this may be an interesting and fun gift (until they want the latest movie tie-in toy).

    • Marko says:

      They’re just cheapie swimming goggles from MalWart. Cut down on the drama at rinsing time 99%.

  2. OrangeNeckInNY says:

    Bathtub free-diving!!! Woooohooo!!!

  3. Gerry N. says:

    Or you could do as my mom did with me and my six brothers and sisters and I did with my kids. After the age of two or thereabouts depending on the kid, let ’em wash their own hair and rinse it. Then the burning eye thing is a problem they own and is resolved post haste. It is amazing how quickly a kid can learn to rinse without burning his eyes.

    Gerry N.

  4. Tam says:

    SplashBoy and his sidekick, BubblesGirl!

  5. T.Stahl says:

    That idea is so…

    …engineer-like.

  6. Chris says:

    We do a pretty good job of not getting soap in our kids’ eyes, but I’m going to try this anyway. Damn neat idea. Thanks!

  7. MarkHB says:

    All that’s missing in the yellow hard-hard and sentry gun…

  8. scary scificnov idea: attack of the laser-eyed cherubic munchkins…aaaahhhh! jtc

  9. Eric says:

    Early BUD/S training!

  10. kneil says:

    When my Munchkin was about two we were having similar issues and the wife spent way too much on devices that were supposed to help. Feeling especially frustrated one night after she refused every approach I jokingly offered to “Dunk you like a doughnut” which was met with squeals of joy. I get a little wet but there is never any crying or refusal.

  11. […] I like it. Our four year old has gotten past shampoo problems, but the two year old insists on a washcloth to cover her face when we wash her hair. […]

  12. Salamander says:

    Nice! When The Newt was younger he was deathly afraid of thunder.

    One day I put some shooting ear muffs on him. He went peacefully to sleep and ‘Thunder Ears’ were born.

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