Is it appropriate to shower with your child?

Kim - posted on 05/25/2010 ( 10 moms have responded )

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At what age should a parent stopping allowing their children to shower/bathe with them?

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Stacey - posted on 04/07/2011

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my daughter is nearly 5 and we still bath together i think its ok to do so as long as u and ur child feel comfortable

Lynn - posted on 05/25/2010

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I think the simple answer to this is as soon as you start to ask the question. Like many things including breastfeeding, co-sleeping and others, this is a personal choice. However, if you are asking the question, or if anyone is feeling like its time, then its time.
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Lacey - posted on 04/07/2011

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I have a 2 yr old daughter and a 7 yr old daughter, who generally bathe together. Often, my 2 yr old hops in with me just because she likes to play in the shower. Sometimes, if we are in a huge hurry we all three jump in together and I suds them up and push them out one at a time until we are all clean. I prefer my quiet time in the shower, and they like their play time together. But, if circumstance provides...we shower together and I don't think there is any problem with it. Although, if I had boys it would be different, I'm sure...and I can't answer to opposite gender questions...

Katie - posted on 04/05/2011

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I think as long as you are confident your child can be trusted that they know what they are doing with the hot and cold water controls and is fully capable of washing themselves thoroughly and correctly then im sure it would be fine. My son is 6 soon and i wouldnt be comfortable that he could control the shot and cold water system. If they still want to shower with you then they should be allowed but if they would rather do it alone and are capable to do so i don't see the harm! How old is your child?

Jenn - posted on 04/04/2011

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I agree with Lynn. If you feel like it is time, then it is definitely time. Kids being inquisitive isn't a bad thing but if it gets uncomfortable or privacy is just preferred, then by all means, time to move on from family bath time! ;)

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