After bathtime

So I'm having a really hard time with Bailey. She loves getting a bath. However, it's the after part that she hates. She screams bloody murder like I'm killing her, and it just gets worse every time instead of better. She's cried and screamed so hard that she makes herself sick and then it takes her forever to calm down. Has anyone else gone through this, and if so what did you do to make things better?

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    04/14/14
    8Theresa Gould
    What do you do after bath time? Is she cold? Does she need to burp? Does she have to go potty? Newborns can cry to indicate they need to go potty and if she's cold maybe it's triggering her need to go. Just guessing here to help you....
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      04/14/14
      We go through a version of this. It's slowly getting better. When Maddie was younger, I really just bathed her less, as she wasn't too dirty and the ritual wasn't worth the battle. As she got older, I introduced baths without washing her hair, because it was the wet hair and drying that really bothered her. Other than that, I dry and dress her as fast as I can. The upset stops the second both of her arms are through the sleeves.
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        04/14/14
        We keep our door closed and shut to keep the heat in. I'm not sure if she's cold. She's fine all the way up until I start putting lotion on her. She hates that, she hates getting the diaper on, she hates getting dressed. And normally she's fine putting a diaper on, and she only gets mad with clothes if it takes to long or if something gets stuck and she can't see for a long time. I was giving her baths only 1 to 2 times a weeks because of the battle, but then I wondered if she was acting this way because of her not getting bathed all the time. When I do finally pick her up once we're done I try to pat her back, hold her close and rock her, I put soothing music on. I've tried pretty anything. Even trying to feed her doesn't work because she's so worked up she won't eat. A lot of the times I just have to hold and rock her and then she tires herself out and falls asleep eventually. But like I said that can take up to 30 minutes for that to work. I just feel to bad because my baby is crying and nothing I do seems to sooth her :(
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        About Malinda
        Born: Cleveland, Ohio
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        Birth: April 07
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        I am a first time mom to a wonderful baby girl named Bailey Rose. Just trying to juggle being working mom, a fantastic wife, and wonderful caring mom to Bailey all the while trying not lose my sanity.