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what age did you let your child take showers

My 4 and a half year old asked to take one tonight so i let her but i got soaked from the How old was your child when you started them showering??

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Asked by Anonymous at 8:20 PM on Feb. 17, 2010 in Just for Fun

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  • My daugher's too little yet but I remember being about 5 and a half to 6 when I started taking showers. Now I'd love to be able to have time to relax in a bath!

    Answer by jmpeskie at 8:22 PM on Feb. 17, 2010

  • our girls are 3&5 and they shower together but it helps to have a shower hose you can get one at any walmart, menards, etc

    Answer by hotrodmomma at 8:23 PM on Feb. 17, 2010

  • We currently are living in a lake cottage and only have a shower. Our kids are 4, 2, and 1.

    Answer by micheledo at 8:25 PM on Feb. 17, 2010

  • My daughter started in kinder, when she was 5 or 6. She took supervised showers for about a year, until she could rinse all the shampoo out of her hair. I got soaked a lot too, in the beginning.


    Answer by Pnukey at 8:25 PM on Feb. 17, 2010

  • All 4 of my kids take showers because our tub is cracked (can't handle the weight of all the water and kids). They have been showering for a few years now so they started when they were 7, 6 and 5. The youngest is almost 4 and either takes a shower with her older sister (she's 9 now) or I wash her up with the hand shower real fast before she freezes.
    The older kids were taking showers alone at 5 but it was only occasionally since they liked baths (until the tub broke that is). I haven't watched the older ones in the tub since they were 5 years old. They even turn the water on themselves now (they are 9, 8 and 7).

    Answer by justanotherjen at 8:27 PM on Feb. 17, 2010

  • I know what you exactly what you mean LOL ! Because of the soaked bathroom after their showers, I normally just put them in the tub -- BIG MISTAKE, now they are 6 & 9 and still don't know how to wash themselves w/o getting the entire room wet, me included, 'cause I still have to be in there to tell them what to do and help w/ soap in their eyes etc.
    So don't procrastinate, as I have ;-D Get it over with and teach her now - Good Luck!

    Answer by Nynne at 8:30 PM on Feb. 17, 2010

  • He was showering at 3 sometimes (but I washed him) because for a while we lived in a plce that only had a shower
    now he is 6 1/2, and he showers by him self

    Answer by mommymeg03 at 8:31 PM on Feb. 17, 2010

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    Answer by Anonymous at 8:35 PM on Feb. 17, 2010

  • My son is 5 and he's been showering for a few months now by himself. I had to teach him to keep the curtain in and how to make sure he rinses all the soap from his hair, but now he does a pretty good job

    Answer by Mom_2_cuties at 8:43 PM on Feb. 17, 2010

  • he was bout 5 when i let him. but he likes a bath more bc he gets to play n have bubbles

    Answer by lilphotochick at 8:45 PM on Feb. 17, 2010

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