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How often should 8 and 10 year old boys be taking a shower / bath? I think they should have one every night, as they get quite manky at school and it helps relax them before bed. What do other people do?

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Asked by Anonymous at 10:00 AM on Dec. 19, 2009 in Tweens (9-12)

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  • My oldest is 10 and a half years old and he takes a shower every night. :)

    Answer by ajc03 at 11:15 AM on Dec. 19, 2009

  • I would say every night or every other night. Not only for the reasons that you mentioned, but also because of hormones and puberty coming on. As they get more into their teens and puberty sets in, they start smelling a little .. umm .. not soo lovely. So I would definately suggest every night or every other night.

    Answer by JazzlikeMraz at 12:58 PM on Dec. 19, 2009

  • Every night

    Answer by Fallaya at 1:28 PM on Dec. 19, 2009

  • I have an almost 10 year old boy and an almost 8 year old boy and they shower every day. My oldest son HAS to shower every day, sometimes more than once, and he's been wearing deodorant since he was 7. If he doesn't, you can't be around him.

    Answer by Bethsunshine at 1:50 PM on Dec. 19, 2009

  • Every night.

    Answer by tracylynnr67 at 2:57 PM on Dec. 19, 2009

  • We have girls, and I make them shower or bathe every other night.

    Answer by teamquinn at 4:27 PM on Dec. 19, 2009

  • My boys, every other night. They both have skin conditions (keratosis pilaris and eczema) that gets dry and cracked if they shower too frequently, but every other night and a good deodorant seems to work for them.

    Answer by AprilDJC at 4:59 PM on Dec. 19, 2009

  • Daily

    Answer by gulfcoastmom4 at 7:40 PM on Dec. 19, 2009

  • Wow, from the sound of it I'm very lucky. My kids both love to bathe... mine often ask me for the second bath of the day.
    I don't force it if they don't ask as long as we're just hanging around the house but mine know if you're leaving the house, you're gonna bathe before you go if you haven't already that day.

    Answer by lisa_ann_p at 12:26 AM on Dec. 20, 2009

  • Everyday, that is when boys start smelling like a dirty locker room. They smell even after showering but daily showers really help. My son is 13 and he has NO choice but to shower every day.

    Answer by tyfry7496 at 12:03 PM on Dec. 20, 2009

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