User - posted on 10/14/2009 ( 24 moms have responded )
I have 4 boys the oldest of whom will be 6 tomorrow. Ever since my second could sit up well on his own I have been bathing them together, but the tub is getting really crowded. They like taking a bath together b/c it's fun for them, but they always end up fighting b/c it's so crowded in their, plus my youngest is almost 4 months now and it will be time for him to get in soon. I just don't have the time or the inclination to start seperate bath times or days for each boy so I have been thinking it's time to get the oldest to start taking a shower on his own. It would really be helpful to me if I could just say "go take a shower" and not have to worry about it. Here's the thing--he's afraid of water. I've tried several times in the last year to help him learn to shower on his own, but I always stop b/c it's so frustrating for both of us. He's just afraid to get his face wet. so my question is this: if your children shower on their own, how did it come about? how old were they? and if they overcame a fear like this, HOW?