Jenni - posted on 09/17/2011 ( 27 moms have responded )
Am I just really overprotective and is this completely normal?
My SD (4 years old) split her chin in the bathtub a few days ago. She had to get 3 stitches. Her bio mom told my SO when he asked how it happened, that she was in the bath alone.
I was talking to my SD just now about getting stitches and her being a brave girl and such. She was talking about how she fell in the bath and said her mom was downstairs with her boyfriend. She said that I always watch her in the bath but her mom doesn't.
So is it strange I wouldn't leave a 4 year old in the bath alone? My son is 3 years old and I would never entertain the idea. I just fear that anything could happen. My SD could have slipt, knocked herself unconscience and drowned (worst case scenerio)!
Am I just way too overprotective? I understand at 4, maybe leaving the bathroom for a minute or two but staying near by the bathroom. Not being on an entirely different floor. What age do you feel is an appropriate age to bathe alone?