I think as long as they're able to stand on their and follow directions, they should be fine. We actually gave our kids showers as babies rather than baths because it was much easier for one of us to get in the shower and scrub them down than to lug out the baby bathtub and all that mess. With my son, I think he was 6 months old before he started getting regular baths, and then when he was able to stand we'd let him take showers with DH to save time. He was probably 18 months old. He's 3 now, and we alternate depending on what's going on. Bath time to him is almost a treat. If he's really tired or it's later than usual, he gets a shower. Personally, I prefer to give him showers because it's much faster and easier.
at 10:15 PM on May. 11, 2010