I used the kitchen sink method with my boys like Lisa, until they were older and could keep their eyes closed longer, and did not mind water in/near their face. It helps too, to place a rolled towel under their neck when laying on the counter faced up, so they feel more comfortable, it also absorbs that extra water that may drip down their necks.

[This message has been edited by threerxli (edited September 29, 2006).]