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OK- 9 year old boy....

shower or bath to be clean?? Not to relax, to be clean.............

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Asked by Anonymous at 7:51 PM on Mar. 30, 2009 in Just for Fun

Answers (11)
  • shower

    Answer by Aprilmorgans at 7:52 PM on Mar. 30, 2009

  • Shower... my 9 year old just started taking showers.

    Answer by mamaada at 7:53 PM on Mar. 30, 2009

  • Whatever he wants.

    Answer by Ginger0104 at 7:53 PM on Mar. 30, 2009

  • Shower with a time limit.

    Answer by jonosmama at 7:55 PM on Mar. 30, 2009

  • My 12 year old takes a long shower to relax and get clean. I've never really tried to limit, it's something he enjoys and our bill isn't outrageous.


    Answer by hdb at 8:03 PM on Mar. 30, 2009

  • I let make my children ages 8 and 4 take a shower to wash everything and then let them take a bath, only after they are clean.

    Answer by three-for-now at 8:05 PM on Mar. 30, 2009

  • Shower. I don't think anyone can really be clean with a bath.

    Answer by Buffie95 at 8:13 PM on Mar. 30, 2009

  • shower... i cant wait till my son is old enough to shower... i think baths are dirty, your just sitting in dirty water...eww.. i only take a bath to relax

    Answer by JuLiAnSmOmMy317 at 8:48 PM on Mar. 30, 2009

  • At my mom's house my boys (12, 10) like to shower. Unfortunately here at home we have a older house that only has a bath tub. What I don't like about the bath is the kids tend to slop water all over, and linger in there playing when they are supposed to be getting finished and into bed.

    Answer by MizLee at 8:50 PM on Mar. 30, 2009

  • Have him shower, but if you are still concerned about him being actually "clean" then have him take a bath once a week.
    Until he gets used to washing and rinsing his hair thorouthly, you should check it after each shower and either do it yourself in the kitchen sink or send him back to the shower to re-rinse.
    I have to wash my youngest daughter's hair myself every other day because she doesn't do a good enough job of washing or rinsing. She loves the massaging motion I give her on her scalp, too, while I rub the shampoo in. Oh, she's 15. Every child is different.

    Answer by PrydferthMenyw at 6:10 AM on Mar. 31, 2009

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