how old is too old to be taking baths with your kids?

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Sheree - posted on 04/13/2010

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I think once they start asking questions or either of you feel uncomfortable

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Stay Home - posted on 11/27/2012

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I know this is a mom site, but I'm a stay @ home dad so I deal with a lot of kids? ???,. Said that. Now to reply: I bathed with all 3 of my children up to 6 months. Then I simply washed them in the but till age 2 . Now my son is 7, he shares the bath with 4 year old sister and 1 year old brother. Yes they do know boy and girl parts. No they don't touch or

stare. In fact they love it.. fun, games, 3 inches of water on the floor.



The moist fun is when all the family and freinds go to my parents. The hut tub just gets more kids into it then water...:-) and yes thay go naked.. 13 kids in all ages 10 - 1.



Its allmoust a tradition..

Ashley - posted on 07/04/2012

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you bath with your 12 year old? in my opinion thats a little much.... hes 12 not 3 or 4.

Carmen - posted on 04/24/2010

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I still have baths with both my 2 and they also have them by themselves....Freddie is nearly 2 and Sicelly is nearly 1.
I think i will stop when they want to or when the questions start coming.
A male friend of mine was having a shower with his 4 years old son and his son shouted at his dad to stop moving cos his willy hit him!!!! His dad prompty said thats it your having your showers by yourself from now on hehehe

Karna - posted on 04/23/2010

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I believe it depends on the child. Bathing with you and asking questions it just a way for them to learn. Rather then learn from your body than someone elses! And I think you can bath with your kids until they show signs of shyness. THis will probably kick in only at the teenage stage when they start developing. And of course if they are shy for you to see their naked bodies, then it is definitely time to stop. My 12 year old is just just getting to that shy stage now, but so far only for going to the loo. He will still bath with me - (probably because bathing together, me and all five kids together in the bath is quite a lot of fun), but I do believe that will stop within the next few months. And the first minute I see that he doesn't want his sister or me or the younger ones to see him naked, we will respect his privacy.

Roeshell - posted on 04/16/2010

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If it helps I still take baths/ showers with all my children. I have three kids aged 10mths, 3yrs and 5yrs they like doing this because we have lots of fun (a bubble bath) they do ask questions about the different body parts but that is how they learn. My family have decide that we will stop doing this when each child feels uncomfortable.

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