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Teddy posted this 12 February 2020

How do you wash your babys hair and avoid getting soap in their eyes and ears? I have seen those hair visor thingys, any one have experience with those? Does it work?

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Brittany posted this 2 weeks ago

I also use a soapy washcloth to wash his hair, then I rinse it off with by tipping his head back slightly and using this whale rinser: https://www.amazon.com/Skip-Hop-Tear-Free-Waterfall-Rinser/dp/B00FXR5S20/ref=sr12?dchild=1&keywords=skip+hop+whale+rinser&qid=1592866172&sr=8-2 

I like that it has an edge that can go against his forehead so that it creates a barrier and keeps the water from pouring into his face. This usually keeps the soap out of his eyes and ears.

Ali posted this 27 March 2020

I wait until the end of the bath to put shampoo in his hair, then take him out, wrap him in a towel and sit on the edge of the tub with him on my lap so I can just put his head under the faucet... hopefully that makes sense. It works great!

Catherine posted this 15 March 2020

Ears I never really worried about, but eyes, we would use a cloth and our hand, and tilt their heads back

isabella posted this 05 March 2020

I use a washcloth and the minimal amount of soap.

Mira posted this 17 February 2020

I feel like your hand or a washcloth has the same effect as those visors. I think kids get used to it after a while and know to look up at the ceiling while I wash their hair. 

Libby posted this 15 February 2020

I have boys, so I'm not dealing with a lot of long hair, but I soap up a washcloth and use that initially then work it through with my hands. This seems to work. I also use shampoo that doesn't irritate the eyes. 

Cindy posted this 15 February 2020

I use a gentle organic soap and we take our time and play so when it does get in his eyes he doesn't even notice really.

Heath posted this 15 February 2020

I never used one. I just put a washcloth over his eyes and this did the trick. I also just used a plastic cup to rinse him and leaned him backward. Never had an issue! Save your money. 


Julie posted this 14 February 2020

I just teach them to look up and put their head back. Also, if you use a mild tear free shampoo for a while, it lets them get the hang of it, without being scared of getting soap in their eyes. 

Sam posted this 13 February 2020

Every other day we did.  Noodle n Boo products.

Natalie posted this 13 February 2020

Yes, I have used a visor, but it only worked a couple of times.  Baby didn't like it anymore.

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