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Kinder Kids: Bath or Shower

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Do most 5 & 6yo kids bathe or take showers? My just turned 6yo DD hates showers, in part because she hates water in the eyes. But I'm sick of giving her baths. What age is normal to transition to showers?
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by on Jan. 24, 2013 at 10:27 AM
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Mommy_Jenx3
by Bronze Member on Jan. 24, 2013 at 12:58 PM

My oldest liked showers early on, but my 6 year old didn't like them until the summer before he started K. He also hated water in his eyes. Took a few times for him to get used to it, and now he always wants a shower.

EslingerCrew11
by on Jan. 24, 2013 at 1:00 PM
My 5 & 8 yo DDS shower together. I made them start showering over the summer when I was about to have a baby so they could shower & I could give bathes to the now 3yo & 6mth old.
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mommadavis8
by on Jan. 24, 2013 at 1:02 PM

my 3 yo dd and 5 yo dd both take showers never had a problem 

sweetmissy_05
by on Jan. 24, 2013 at 1:28 PM

My girls are 4 and 3 and love baths.  My 9 year old takes showers.

AlohaTink
by on Jan. 24, 2013 at 1:29 PM
Ds started at about 4. He only wants a bath when he's sick
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wakymom
by Ruby Member on Jan. 24, 2013 at 1:31 PM

 At 6, she is old enough to wash herself in a bath, w/ maybe some help w/ her hair.

My kids started taking showers w/ us at 4 (dd w/ me, the boys w/ dh), and on their own at 6.

 

 

 

 

 

Hapsand123
by on Jan. 24, 2013 at 1:41 PM

Both. He says he wants to take showers because they are faster. He doesnt get water in his eyes. He has hair to his waist so I make sure his hair is clean but he cleans the rest and rinses his own hair out I just check to make sure all soap is gone. I use to put my hand on his forehead and pour water his hair that way he wouldnt get anything in his face. It works and kids dont freak out with it. 

bizkit_fanky
by Silver Member on Jan. 24, 2013 at 2:11 PM

Dd is 8 and does both...She prefers to bath..

story0702
by Bronze Member on Jan. 24, 2013 at 2:19 PM
Yep that's what did too ....and ear plugs cause they hated water in their ears

Quoting steelcrazy:

Both of my boys were taking showers by that age.  A simple solution for water in the eyes is swim goggles.

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careyphotoo
by on Jan. 24, 2013 at 2:25 PM
DS has been taking a shower by himself since he was 5 at first I helped to make sure he washed good and know he does it all himself. Dd who is almost 3 takes showers with me and loves it so shell prob start sooner with her own shower.
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