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is 5years old two young?

Posted by on Jan. 16, 2014 at 5:36 PM
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To take his own shower? I am a clean freak so i would give him a bath every sunday before the week of school but i need to know what is a good age? And yes he cleans himself when i bathe him i just wash his back.
by on Jan. 16, 2014 at 5:36 PM
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Anonymous
by Anonymous 1 on Jan. 16, 2014 at 5:36 PM
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ETA: No, I don't think five is too young to shower alone.

KairisMama
by Sapphire Member on Jan. 16, 2014 at 5:37 PM
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 That's probably fine. I think my DD was around 5 or 6 when she started showering alone. She probably would have done it sooner but she HATED showers.

gowings42
by on Jan. 16, 2014 at 5:38 PM

No, and it isn't too young to begin teaching proper grammar, either.

karamille
by Silver Member on Jan. 16, 2014 at 5:38 PM

My (almost) 5 year old and 7 year old shower alone, but do wash their hair because I can't stand a stinky head on a kid.  I'm kinda particular about htat

3JuJu3
by Ruby Member on Jan. 16, 2014 at 5:38 PM

My 4 year old takes a shower.  We started doing that because her skin kept getting irritated from sitting in the soapy water.  I would just make sure that he's not going to fool around in the shower and possibly slide and hit his head.  Other than that, I don't see why not.  I just help my daughter in and out of the shower, but she's pretty good in there on her own. 

LAHnTAH0812
by on Jan. 16, 2014 at 5:38 PM
No. My son started at 3 or 4, with supervision for safety.
LovingFamily8
by on Jan. 16, 2014 at 5:38 PM
No mine do by 5
Sandiekd21
by on Jan. 16, 2014 at 5:38 PM

MY five year old couldn't do it, but he's seriously afraid of water.

It's your child, if you think he's ready, then by all means, try it out.

ShannaBee
by Platinum Member on Jan. 16, 2014 at 5:39 PM

I don't think it's too young.

sjenkins8208
by Gold Member on Jan. 16, 2014 at 5:39 PM
My Ds is five and has been showering alone for a few months not. He does a really good job. I made sure to practice with him and watch him wash while in the tub before I let him shower.
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