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At what age should I stop allowing my 6 yr old son to bathe with my 2 yr old daughter?

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Asked by dmommy32 at 6:29 PM on Jan. 14, 2013 in General Parenting

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  • now is good

    Answer by virginiamama71 at 6:30 PM on Jan. 14, 2013

  • I guess when either or felt uncomfortable about it. At that age, I would imagine he helps you out with her bath, doesn't he?

    Answer by m-avi at 6:31 PM on Jan. 14, 2013

  • My rule was when they started school they had to learn about privacy, and being more modest, so now would be a good time to teach him that...

    Answer by Nimue930 at 6:32 PM on Jan. 14, 2013

  • Already should've happened.

    Answer by 3libras at 6:33 PM on Jan. 14, 2013

  • I see no issues right now. I'm sure you will know when the time is up.

    Answer by ILovemyPaulie at 6:33 PM on Jan. 14, 2013

  • personally I never bathed mine together... I don't see a problem with it though. I would think once they started to need to learn privacy- around 5-6.

    Answer by But_Mommie at 6:34 PM on Jan. 14, 2013

  • I think it should have stopped awhile back but my husband continued to do it. I think I needed some reassurance from strangers. Thank you all for your advice :-)

    Comment by dmommy32 (original poster) at 6:45 PM on Jan. 14, 2013

  • I stopped when they started talking about each others butts. They were 4 and 6. Before that there were no issues.

    Answer by mompam at 7:30 PM on Jan. 14, 2013

  • I say now as well, this is about the age they are super curious.

    Answer by jerseydiva at 8:10 PM on Jan. 14, 2013

  • When they get curious about each other or start noticing. My son and daughter are 25 months apart and around age 6 for the oldest he started to notice and ask to bathe separate. Do what feels right for your family and don't listen to a bunch of strangers on the internet. As you can see from the answers to this already it varies. We are open about nudity and sexuality in our house so no big deal to us until they request it. Others won't ever let their children see another human naked.

    Answer by Anonymous at 8:28 AM on Jan. 15, 2013

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