I keep an eye on my 7, almost 8, because he likes to get water everywhere. Other than that, he doesn't need supervision.
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I would say by this time, they need a bit more privacy. As long as they have not given you any reason to fear them hurting themselves, they should be trusted to bathe on their own. Maybe just let them know to yell for you when they are done, so you won't be concerned about them slipping when getting out?
my 9 year old takes a shower so no i dont, but i think if he was in the tub i wouldnt either! i can see 5 year old being watched, theres always that chance and im def over protective..i dont think its not normal
Eight is old enough, five is iffy, depends on the kid. At 5 we taught dd to shower on her own but we check in on her and that sort of thing. Honestly she's not big on privacy so she usually leaves the bathroom door open and we can hear what's going on. If she takes a bath then I keep the bathroom door open and check on her every few minutes though.
My kids are 6 and 10 and they bathe alone. We still wash our 6 year old's hair because it's long but other than that she does it all alone.
I still supervise my 4 and 5 year olds, but I leave to go get pjs or grab more soap, etc.. I think they are old enough to be alone for a bit, but still young enough to stay alert and attentive.
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Quoting rainbowM0Mof2:I would say by this time, they need a bit more privacy. As long as they have not given you any reason to fear them hurting themselves, they should be trusted to bathe on their own. Maybe just let them know to yell for you when they are done, so you won't be concerned about them slipping when getting out?
Mine are almost 8 and 5 next weekend. I do not supervise them anymore...haven't for a long time. They both shower these days. Even when they are in the tub, I don't worry...they both swim excellently so I'm not too concerned about a bath tub.
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