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I second the shower idea! Baths are boring. 🙂 I had a shower radio in middle school, and I listened to the same radio show every night at 9. Maybe a waterproof blutooth speaker with a playlist or audiobook? That way, she doesn’t have to touch her phone while she’s in the tub, and you can set a timer for her for 10-15 minutes. Sometimes, trying to finish before the timer goes off can be a motivator. There’s a big difference between bathing to relax and just getting yourself clean. Maybe she could shower during the week and save baths for weekends? Then they’d be more novel and hold her interest better. Maybe a rubix cube or similar hand-type puzzle could keep her engaged, or reading or sudoku type books.

As an adult, I still need music on in the shower. Otherwise, I forget whether I shampooed my hair. 🙂