At what age should siblings stop taking baths together?

I still allow my 7 year old daughter and almost 4 year old son to bathe together. I have never had an issue with it. My husband does not either. At what age should I stop? Before something comes up, is my hope. They just have fun playing with toys in there!

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pbjmoore

Asked by pbjmoore at 1:47 PM on Jan. 11, 2009 in Toddlers (1-2)

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  • Its a personal decision but I would say maybe soon with dd. Mine all bathed together until they were 8, 6 and 5.
    gemgem

    Answer by gemgem at 1:49 PM on Jan. 11, 2009

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  • you'll probably notice in the next year or so they choose to stop on their own , around now is the right time in my opinion.
    Meshell7

    Answer by Meshell7 at 1:49 PM on Jan. 11, 2009

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  • i'd say your getting close but you probably wont have to do anything, they'll probably stop on their own. my sister and i bathed together until we were 9 and 6 (more her choice than mine by then lol) but that was a little different.
    Chandra034

    Answer by Chandra034 at 1:51 PM on Jan. 11, 2009

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  • I'd stop soon. If they were both of the same sex, I'd say no big deal, but since they are one of each, stop it now. First of all, a 7 yo and a 4yo in the same tub? It's gotta be crowded in there. My 2 yo and 4 yo boys don't bath together, there's no room. Your daughter is getting too old to be naked in the same tub as a 4 yo little boy. Her body will soon start to change, if it's not already (girls are maturing physically a lot earlier these days). And your son needs to not see his sister naked anymore. I am sorry, but these are just my views. I am in no means a prude, but I just think it's wrong for brother and sister to see each other naked when they are over the age of 3. There are too many questions and looking and touching...just no. Stop it now.

    Anonymous

    Answer by Anonymous at 1:52 PM on Jan. 11, 2009

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  • It is very convenient for me too though bc she washes him!
    pbjmoore

    Answer by pbjmoore at 1:52 PM on Jan. 11, 2009

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  • (shrugs) Me and my sister took showers together until I was 17. lol.
    Autumn22

    Answer by Autumn22 at 2:02 PM on Jan. 11, 2009

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  • I only have one, well for 5 more months. However, I wont bathe them together at all. I never bathed with my brother, and I find it gross...not the nudity part, that's fine, but most kids pee in the tub! Who wants to sit in someone else's pee, and even dead skin cells, gross.

    If you ARE going to, I'd stop when one of them got uncomfy with it!
    njpmom06

    Answer by njpmom06 at 2:03 PM on Jan. 11, 2009

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  • What ever age you feel it should stop.

    I remember taking baths with my little brother. I think my mom stopped it once I was in school...
    TiccledBlue

    Answer by TiccledBlue at 2:32 PM on Jan. 11, 2009

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  • I agree that the kids will probably stop doing this soon, without you needing to do anything. At around 7.5, my daughter started to want a separate bath. One night, she would demand a separate bath "for privacy", but the next night she'd want him in the tub because it's fun to play with the toys together. It waffled back and forth for several months, but eventually the two-kid-bath stopped completely.
    cam.i.am

    Answer by cam.i.am at 2:38 PM on Jan. 11, 2009

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  • I don't see the big deal. Emma sometimes jumps in the tub with Tanner. He's almost 10 and she's 1 1/2..if they aren't uncomfortable with it than thats all that matters..why make it a big deal when it obviously isn't to them. She will get more awareness before long and you'll know when it's time to stop.
    PettinKS

    Answer by PettinKS at 2:51 PM on Jan. 11, 2009

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