Our littlest Grand Slam champion seems to be giving mom a little trouble again, and this time, it’s with bathtime.
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Serena Williams tweeted she’s struggling to get baby Alexis Olympia Ohanian Jr to cooperate at bathtime, and when she tried to put her pajamas on, “she was flipping like a fish fresh out of water.”
She jokingly says, “If this was an Olympic sport she would have gotten the Gold and I would not even place. There’s got to be an easier way.”
Last night after bath time with Olympia I had to put on her PJ’s We wrestled for 20 mins. She was flipping like a fish fresh out of water. If this was a Olympic sport she would have gotten the Gold and me I would not even place. There’s got to be an easier way. #BeingSerena @HBO— Serena Williams (@serenawilliams) May 9, 2018
Well, hate to break it to you, Serena, but there is no hard-and-fast rule, nor is there a step-by-step guide. We’re all pretty much winging it. But you know you can always count on the internet to either share in your pain and make you feel a little less alone or offer words of advice that might be pretty useful.
- Also read: Bathing your new baby
Here's what your followers had to say:
“We have a fish at our house too!”
Nope, we have a fish at our house too! pic.twitter.com/c7EQvhoczZ— michael hearn (@hearn22) May 9, 2018
Something like this, yes the struggle is real. pic.twitter.com/xmid8eC51p— Bronwyn Robinson ?? (@bronnyrobbo) May 10, 2018
My 5 year old watching T.V. The challenge has just begun!!!! If they didn’t, we’d worry about their development. pic.twitter.com/XwdewSOruZ— The Plaza (@ThePlaza12) May 9, 2018
“Must have mom’s determination and strength!”
Must have Mums determination and strength!_!— Gary Baker (@glouisbaker) May 10, 2018
Clothing a moving baby is about as hard as winning a grand slam??— Nicole (@NorCalNicci) May 10, 2018
Sign her ?? early for the Olympics ??????????.— Paulette chatman (@Paulettechatma2) May 9, 2018
Songs and games to do the trick
Busy Olympia's hands w/clothes, socks, bib to "help" mommy so she thinks she's helping dress herself! **Hint: She'll think she's doin all the work lol— SNL (@snwann) May 10, 2018
Try singing Old MacDonald farm and for her to make the noises. Distraction!!— Julie Bagley (@Jsbagley) May 10, 2018
Let her play on a towel/rug in a warm room until she's dry then dress her in a onesie :)— Jane Gruppalli (@janegruppalli) May 9, 2018
Try giving her something special to play with during this routine that she only will see during diaper or clothing changes, such as a different rattle or stuffed animal, a soft book, etc. She'll attend to the special item instead of what you are doing!!— Tiffany (@TiffanyTMB) May 9, 2018
In another couple of months, she’ll be able to participate more in the dressing process. In the meantime, sleep sacks are genius.— (((Liz Ditz))) (@lizditz) May 9, 2018
Make up your own PJ Game - where's your hand, where's your foot, etc. As you "find" them, into the PJs they go (help her learn her body parts & lang devlpmt too)— WhatTheFlock? (@DirtyOldBroad) May 9, 2018
If all else fails, just surrender until she's old enough to dress herself
No easy way to do that. Sometimes singing the ABC works, but sometimes I just give up and let them run around naked ??— Duhhrenn (@ItzDreezy) May 9, 2018
How did you get your little one to cooperate with bathtime? Send your tips and tricks to firstname.lastname@example.org and we may publish them.
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