Is it okay that my son still takes baths with me? He's 26 months old.

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Corrine - posted on 04/29/2014

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Of course it's fine if your both comfortable with it. I have 3 sons and they all showered with me at the same time sometimes til they were like 5 maybe. Then they still showered together for several years after that!! I always wanted them to be comfortable with their bodies. Plus I had talks about what their body parts were called and such because of not nice people out there. I wanted them educated. My daughter is almost 24 mos and shed be mortified if I tried to bath without her :). Society is up tight as a whole but that doesn't mean your household needs to be. We lived in the country and my parents lived right next door and I remember sitting at their table in the garden room and all of a sudden a naked boy ran past then another then a third. And my dads like they're running around naked again lol. They did this for years along with my little brother (who is 6 days younger than my oldest son). They weren't ashamed or embarrassed of themselves and that's what I wanted. Skin contact is so beneficial for little ones, so make the most out of this time, it doesn't last they grow so fast. Too fast. Enjoy the bonding and don't worry about what others think. It's perfectly innocent what you're doing so have fun and enjoy your little one. :)

Hannah - posted on 04/28/2014

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Thank you Jennifer. That was very helpful.
Congrats on the new baby by the way! :)

Jennifer - posted on 04/27/2014

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Hello again Hannah,

I think it's completely fine and not a problem at all. It all depends on your comfort level and only you decide that. Nudity and bodies are nothing to be ashamed of. Society puts to much emphasis on sexuality and in return we as parents hide because we feel "wrong". Like I said I showered with all of my boys up until the ages of 3-4. I never had a problem with it. I still walk around my house with a bra and underwear trying to get everyone ready lol. I don't mind if my younger kids get a glimpse of me naked here and there innocently (they are 4 and 3). My older kids (9 and 6) are starting to make me feel uncomfortable though. And my 4 month old sees me naked everyday hahaha.

Point is... keep doing what you're doing. It's natural and bonding. Your own feelings will tell you when it's the time to stop. When you reach your comfort level you will know just like I did. :)

Cheers!!

Hannah - posted on 04/27/2014

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Thank you for the input ladies. Also, I have always taken baths. Never been a big fan of showers. I am completely comfortable with it. I never saw any issue. Just curious to what everyone else thinks on the subject. This is only with my son, not my step daughter. She does not see me unclothed. EVER.

Rachael - posted on 04/27/2014

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i dont think so, but if it doesnt feel right to you then dont, if you were taking baths with someone elses child that would be wrong.

Jennifer - posted on 04/27/2014

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I have five sons. I showered with my boys until they were about 3. Never bathed with them though, that would be a bit much for me

Laura - posted on 04/27/2014

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Hello! I took baths with my daughter for a long time! She is four now, and we have moved so our bathtub is a lot smaller, but we still take showers sometimes. I think a lot of it has to do with your comfort level. If it feels weird to you, then don't do it! I see nothing wrong with it personally!

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