Do you Shower if Home Alone?

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Hello ladies...I was just wondering what you're take on this situation is. I have a three year old son and I go to work in the evenings. Well, me and his dad are sharing a car right now so I have to wait until he gets off before I can leave. So, most evenings, I take a shower before I go in. Now, RJ is 3 and listens well to directions, so I leave him in my room while he plays Spongebob on PS2 and I take a quick shower. Would ya'll do that if you were in my situation or would you just wait?

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Sonya - posted on 01/24/2009

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yup, i lost the mommy shower about a yr ago, i turn the water on and my 2yr old comes running and strippin down! Usually when my 7month old is either in her jumperoo or napping.

Lorilynne - posted on 01/24/2009

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Quoting Crystal:

I have boys and I still shower with my little 3 year old. I can't not shower with him. he's strips and comes in on his own accord. Thank god my 5 year old can manage to not burn the house down. When Mr. baby 3 is born is when it will be the real chore!



Ha ha, my almost two year old daughter does the same thing.  As soon as she realizes that is where I'm headed, she starts trying to take off her clothes :)

Kanietha - posted on 01/24/2009

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I worried about this same problem. His bedroom was the safest place in the house so I turned the door knob backwards so I can lock it from the outside. It sounds awful, but at least I know he's not running down the street while i'm in the shower. I let him know that as soon as I get out he can come out too. It has worked really well for us and gives me a little more peace that he is safe while i can't see him. I used to just leave him to roam the house but he pulled a TV off the cabinet and hit himself in the head, luckily I was still getting ready to get in the shower and heard him scream. From that day forward I knew that locking his bedroom door was safest for him. I always try to let him know how important that it is for his safety and that I am not being mean to him. Hope this helps

Crystal - posted on 01/24/2009

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I have boys and I still shower with my little 3 year old. I can't not shower with him. he's strips and comes in on his own accord. Thank god my 5 year old can manage to not burn the house down. When Mr. baby 3 is born is when it will be the real chore!

Holly - posted on 01/24/2009

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i have a 4 month old and a 20 mth old my older one is quite naughty at the mo so i either shower while the little one is asleep and safely shut away from the older one or i shower with the older one!!! there are always ways round these things but as the others have said if he is happy go for it

Amanda - posted on 01/24/2009

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I'd do it, no doubt. Let me rephrase...I do do it. As long as there's nothing that they can hurt themselves with, go for it!

Stacie - posted on 01/23/2009

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yeah go  for it i just leave the bath room door open and i have a 17mnth old and i 1mnth old i wait till bubs is asleep and then  i either take orlando in with me or just go

Jamie - posted on 01/23/2009

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Before my boys were mobile, I would put them in the bouncer, in front of the shower so I could keep an eye on them, then we graduated to toys in the bathroom. Now, it's an interesting show on tv so they don't get overly restless, and a "mommy's going to take a shower" so they know where I am. And they usually end up coming for a short visit. If they didn't I would probably worry that they were being too quiet. But those days when Daddy's home and you can take a REAL shower, are definitely a treat and not to be taken for granted.

Kate - posted on 01/23/2009

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I have 2 children one of 3 and one of 1 and if i need to bath or shower i will either go quickly whilst some1 pops round, or i have been known to pop off quickly whilst the kids are watching telly or playing, as long as they are safe in the room they are in and cant get to anything tat could be seen as dangeros i cant see a problem without as long as you listen out and are prepared to get out quickly if nessercery.

Erin - posted on 01/23/2009

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I usually put a movie in for my 2 year old and tell him that I'll be in the shower if he needs anything. So far so good!

Amanda - posted on 01/23/2009

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I agree with Kimberly Gould my kid will bust in on me even when I am in the shower lol I have to tell him close the curtain mommy is taking a bath when I am done I will play with you.

Amanda - posted on 01/23/2009

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I have a 3 and almost 2 year old and I usually put on a favorite movie (often Mickey) and tell them where I'll be and take a quick shower. Then I check on them before I get dressed and make sure all is ok... Haven't had a problem yet

Kimberly - posted on 01/23/2009

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Quoting Samantha:



I have a 2 year old. And it doesnt matter what time of day it is I can jump in the shower or have a relaxing bath. I just tell him where I am going and I leave the bathroom door open incase he needs me. He hasnt really gotten into anything that he wasnt suppose to. Once he got into my movies and had them out of the cases. But i didnt see that as a big deal. I always make sure that everything that he isnt suppose to get into is picked up. He knows not to go upstairs or downstairs by himself. I dont see a problem with it. I do it and my son is only 2.





A relaxing bath?!?! I WISH! Even when hubby is home and trying to keep her playing in the other room she keeps breaking in on me! I have my nice baths when she's out with Dad or napping or down for the night ;) You got it good. But showers, no problem.

Jodie - posted on 01/23/2009

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i have a 2 year old daughter and a 6 week old son and i still have a bath of an evening, i put my son in his bouncer and sit him in the bathroom with me and my daughter will sit and watch tv but she knows the rules. i would say as long as your son is ok with you being in the shower and playing on his computer you have nothing to worry about

Sarah - posted on 01/23/2009

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I was in a situation where i needed to shower with just me home, i left the bathroom door open so i was able to hear whats going on, i would lock all the doors, and my daughter was playing content in the room right next to the bathroom . In the middle of the shower i would call out her name and she would come into the bathroom just to make sure she ws alright, as long as your not taking an hour shower i think the kids would be alright, you just have to make it fast

Sarah - posted on 01/23/2009

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I was in a situation where i needed to shower with just me home, i left the bathroom door open so i was able to hear whats going on, i would lock all the doors, and my daughter was playing content in the room right next to the bathroom . In the middle of the shower i would call out her name and she would come into the bathroom just to make sure she ws alright, as long as your not taking an hour shower i think the kids would be alright, you just have to make it fast

Kellie - posted on 01/23/2009

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I agree with all these moms.  You have to do what you have to do.  We can't be there every second. 

Amanda - posted on 01/22/2009

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Yep I say go for it. I do it all the time my son is 2.5yrs old, as soon as my 5month old goes down for a nap, I jump in the shower been doing it since he was 12 months old.

Erica - posted on 01/22/2009

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Do it! I also leave the door open. Think of all the single moms out there, showering while home alone is a fact of life! Only thing for us is, I also have a puppy and an infant - so I put the infant in the bouncy chair in the bathroom with me, and the puppy in the dog crate, and my almost 3 year old is the only one left free.

Samantha - posted on 01/22/2009

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I have a 2 year old. And it doesnt matter what time of day it is I can jump in the shower or have a relaxing bath. I just tell him where I am going and I leave the bathroom door open incase he needs me. He hasnt really gotten into anything that he wasnt suppose to. Once he got into my movies and had them out of the cases. But i didnt see that as a big deal. I always make sure that everything that he isnt suppose to get into is picked up. He knows not to go upstairs or downstairs by himself. I dont see a problem with it. I do it and my son is only 2.

Carrie - posted on 01/22/2009

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Oh god woman! don't worry about that. Just make sure as many dangers are up and out of reach and plop on something like a good movie and take your shower. I have for a logn time and i can tell you that nothing bad has ever happened, while he was alone.

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