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    My girlfriend has a nine year old, she just got this shower head (http://shop.bigpond.com/Product.asp?...tail&ID=137275) for her, she had already been showering by herself but just to make it a bit easier/safer.
    I leave my young boys 2 & 4 in the shower on their own but we have altered the temp so the water can't get to hot in the bathroom.

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    Default How old was/would you expect..

    DD1 has recently turned 7 and has been doing this for about 6 months. She can even wash her own hair and wash her sister who is 2 years younger.

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    Default How old was/would you expect..

    My daughter is 5 and can manage everything except the taps (ours are back to front, and confusing)

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    Default How old was/would you expect..

    DS1 who is 8 would always bath with DS2 but now he's getting black knees at school from playing footy and smelly armpits I've encouraged separate showers.
    He use to just stand under a quick spray of water and hop out! So now he has his own bar of soap and has 5 keys areas to wash each night.
    He is fine with the water adjustments but terrible at drying himself. Getting better though.

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    Default How old was/would you expect..

    7 year old turns on both the double shower heads whilst 4 year old undresses and I undress the 1 and 2 year old- they all jump in together- timer goes on for 4 min I run around grabbing clothes etc and then start pulling the little 2 out- we are flick master taps so the 4 and 7 year old can turn on and off.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Happy2be3 View Post
    That's not being an@l... Thats being a responsible parent :-)
    I don't think not brushing your child's teeth until they are 7/8 is irresponsible parenting. My oldest has been brushing her own teeth since she was 3 1/2. They had a dentist visit her pre-school and she took it very seriously and she did a brilliant job of brushing her teeth so just let her go for it. Whenever I tried to do it after that she'd point and tell me what teeth I missed. She's almost 7 now, and has perfect teeth.
    DD2 on the other hand is 5 and we still give them a brush ourselves sometimes...we just watch her. Some days she does a great job, other days she obviously can't be bothered and gives a real half hearted effort, so on those days we brush her teeth as well.

    I think it depends on the child really but there is just no way my oldest needs her teeth brushed by someone else, and it's hardly irresponsible parenting to let a child brush their own teeth when they are perfectly capable (and I'm positive DD1 isn't the only child out there who was able to brush their own teeth before the recommended age).

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    Default How old was/would you expect..

    My kids are still small. My DS who is 3 takes him self to the loo but still needs help when he poops. I help them brush their teeth, I do it first then give them a whirl lol I run the bath for them. They sometimes try and pick their own clothing out but not often DS is only just starting to get the hang of pulling his on pants on, I think his been lazy with it, if he dosnt feel like it and I tell him to try and chucks a wobbly

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    Default How old was/would you expect..

    My dd is not yet three so I obviously supervise, though I feel confident enough to allow her to wash herself properly, except her face and there is no way she can do her teeth by herself I will continue to assist until she is much older with teeth!

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    Default Re: How old was/would you expect..

    Quote Originally Posted by Wastingtime View Post
    I don't think not brushing your child's teeth until they are 7/8 is irresponsible parenting. My oldest has been brushing her own teeth since she was 3 1/2. They had a dentist visit her pre-school and she took it very seriously and she did a brilliant job of brushing her teeth so just let her go for it. Whenever I tried to do it after that she'd point and tell me what teeth I missed. She's almost 7 now, and has perfect teeth.
    DD2 on the other hand is 5 and we still give them a brush ourselves sometimes...we just watch her. Some days she does a great job, other days she obviously can't be bothered and gives a real half hearted effort, so on those days we brush her teeth as well.

    I think it depends on the child really but there is just no way my oldest needs her teeth brushed by someone else, and it's hardly irresponsible parenting to let a child brush their own teeth when they are perfectly capable (and I'm positive DD1 isn't the only child out there who was able to brush their own teeth before the recommended age).
    I didn't say you were being irresponsible.. I was just letting the other poster know that brushing her child's teeth IS NOT an@l.

    I see how my comment may have then implied the opposite but that is not how I meant it.

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    DD has showered by herself if I turn the water on. She's 2. I would still have to wash her hair though.

    Usually she still showers with DH in the morning.

    Teeth brushing - she does them, and then I go over it. She does a pretty good job, but I still do it to make sure it was done properly.


 

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