My son is 5 and I don't necessarily feel he is ready to bath himself alone. But he does do most of the bathing himself. He washes his hair and washes his body. I mainly supervise, and check to be sure he is completely clean.
I have a 2.5 yr old and a baby on the way in Dec. I normally bath my son and daughter together. But they are getting too big, they take up the whole tub and fight over tub space.
I am just curious at what age kids can start doing most of this by themselves. Such as I have little to no actual involvement in the process..but am still in the room? at what age do they bath alone completely? This is a new stage for me and I just not sure. He is pretty mature kid and minds well and is very cautious. When did you all make this transition?
Answer by Erin814 at 10:17 PM on Jul. 8, 2010
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Answer by mamaofficer at 10:29 PM on Jul. 8, 2010
My older 2 were 4 and 5 when they started taking baths alone while I was in the kitchen across the hall doing dishes or whatever.
They are 10, 8, 7 and 4 now and take showers (our tub is broken). The oler 3 are on their own. They turn on their own water and do it all themselves and have for a couple of years now. The 4yo gets a quick wash down with the hand shower or jumps in with one of her sisters (or sometimes with Daddy). If the bathtub wasn't broken I would trust her to bathe alone. She likes to take a shower with her sister...they make a huge mess, though.
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