I don't plan on leaving my son alone in there until he is at least 4-5 and I can trust him not only to be safe, but to actually get clean.
I am asking because I was over at my sister's house for a girl's night and she was letting her daughters bathe together alone. The younger one is 3, and the older one is 5 and has disabilities ( severe autism and no speech among several). Not only were they NOT washing, if they had wanted to they couldn't have, since the two of them (both big for their ages) barely fit in the tub. I used to wonder why her kids never had clean hair, now I know why.... Keep in mind these two do not get along and fight constantly. What if they got into it in the tub and the older one drowned the baby? Yes, I know how gentle some autistic kids are. NOT this little girl. She kicks pets, throws toys at babies (mine included!), and has given this same little sister several black eyes and fat lips. I stayed in the bathroom with them while they were in the tub ( I can't say took a bath, because to me that involves washing and they weren't). For my sister it was just a way to get rid of them while she was blabbing with some of the other girls who were over.
Before anybody says anything about her 5 year old throwing toys at my baby, I talked to my sister about it and she said ( her words exactly) "Well I can't control what she does. She's autistic. So if she throws toys its just what she does." I told her fine, my son will never be in the same house as her daughter again. P.S. She never actually HIT him with the toys she threw at him, but I wasn't about to wait for her aim to get better. She was throwing toy cars (matchbox size), plastic cups, and other hard objects and NO ONE, no matter what their status, is going to do that to my baby.
Asked by Anonymous at 8:22 AM on Apr. 29, 2011 in General Parenting
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