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What age does It become inappropriate to bathe kids of the same gender together?

I remember taking baths with my female cousins until we were like 8 ish.

Dd has a friend spending the night. They asked if they can take a bath together. Both girls just turned 6. Idk....I thinking they are getting too old to bathing together.

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Asked by PandaGwen at 8:56 PM on Aug. 17, 2013 in General Parenting

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  • I think if they're siblings it's ok until 8 or so,but i wouldn't allow friends to bathe with my kid at any age

    Answer by butterflyblue19 at 8:59 PM on Aug. 17, 2013

  • I never let my DDs bath together. For the sole fact baths to me are to clean and get out. Not play time.

    Answer by louise2 at 9:03 PM on Aug. 17, 2013

  • siblings? 6 or 7 maybe

    friends? NO

    Answer by charlotsomtimes at 9:06 PM on Aug. 17, 2013

  • Ok....I'm right then. Last time I bathed them together was when they were like a year old. I did it then for the sole purpose of making my life easier. I'm guessing people do let friends bathe together if not why would they ask.

    I've never even taken a bathe with her. sharing dirty bath water grosses me out.

    Comment by PandaGwen (original poster) at 9:10 PM on Aug. 17, 2013

  • I wouldn't ever let friends bathe together.

    Answer by kmath at 9:13 PM on Aug. 17, 2013

  • Siblings yes - friends no

    Answer by DJDNY at 9:28 PM on Aug. 17, 2013

  • I think for none siblings they are too old to do this.
    The guest should already be bathed at home in my opinion.
    Siblings or very close cousins, when they no longer want to or are taking more of a notice of private parts, 8ish.

    Answer by Dardenella at 9:50 PM on Aug. 17, 2013

  • To answer your question... I am thinking 3 years old for non-siblings?

    Answer by staciandababy at 10:19 PM on Aug. 17, 2013

  • Dard, I'm the same way. I always bathe my dd before a sleepover. Now she's six so she's only spent the night with her grandparents, the neighbor once and her niece. But I always bathe her before she goes....even to Grandma's. Just out of consideration for grandma,ya know.

    Comment by PandaGwen (original poster) at 10:26 PM on Aug. 17, 2013

  • I have never bathed my child with a non family member. The only person DD has bathed with other than me, daddy, and her brother was 1 time with my nephew when she was 1 and he was 2 (and that was only for convenience). I still bathe her and her brother together, but only because my bath tub is broken so they have to get in the shower and I have to get in with them, and my husband has been working nights so he can't help.

    Answer by AF4life at 10:28 PM on Aug. 17, 2013

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