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At what age do you let your kids bath by themselves?

Where you aren't in there the whole time but check in a few times.

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crazymom21

Asked by crazymom21 at 8:55 PM on Aug. 28, 2010 in General Parenting

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  • My kids take a bath together, they are 5 and 3 and they have been doing this for well over a year, with the little one anyway. Sometimes my 5 year old likes to take a shower by herself, she's been doing that for about a year too. I always check on them though, but most of the bath they are by themselves.
    gramsmom

    Answer by gramsmom at 8:58 PM on Aug. 28, 2010

  • 3-4..i was always in the very next room, though, and could hear everything.
    dullscissors

    Answer by dullscissors at 9:07 PM on Aug. 28, 2010

  • My kids were all around 4-5 when they stayed in their by themselves. I would go back every few minutes to check on them and I would also make sure that the water wasn't more than 3 inches, if they laid down it wouldn't go over their head. They all take showers by themselves now.......my 5 year old I still set the water for her though but she has to wash "herself".
    colethky

    Answer by colethky at 9:08 PM on Aug. 28, 2010

  • When we moved out of my MIL's house. She had just turned 5. I didn't trust some of the people in the house so she was never out of my sight. But since she was 3 she'd been doing it all alone. Now I just fill the tub since the knobs are stiff and hard to turn. Then turn her loose. :-)
    Kiwismommy19

    Answer by Kiwismommy19 at 9:13 PM on Aug. 28, 2010

  • I let my first start bathing by herself at about 1 1/2 or so. She's a tall child though and I checked frequently and listened in the whole time :)
    an-apple-a-day

    Answer by an-apple-a-day at 9:14 PM on Aug. 28, 2010

  • By boys have been taking baths by themselves since they were 4, but I would always do a check because they were more focused on playing then cleaning themselves LoL. My 2 oldest (8&7) have recently started taking showers.
    4xsthetrouble

    Answer by 4xsthetrouble at 9:34 PM on Aug. 28, 2010

  • about a year & a half. Our apartment is not very big, so I am literally just feet away from her. Plus I call to her every minute or so.
    stressedmomma13

    Answer by stressedmomma13 at 1:50 AM on Aug. 29, 2010

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