+ Reply to Thread
Page 3 of 5 FirstFirst 12345 LastLast
Results 21 to 30 of 41
  1. #21
    Join Date
    May 2014
    Posts
    2,673
    Thanks
    1,008
    Thanked
    2,414
    Reviews
    0
    Achievements:Topaz Star - 500 postsAmber Star - 2,000 posts
    If you're not comfortable with it then it shouldn't happen.

    My kids have showered with their grandparents...it doesn't bother me (I remember jumping in the shower with my nana when I was young) but if it did I would ask the grandparents not to shower with my kids and expect it to be respected.

  2. The Following User Says Thank You to Full House For This Useful Post:

    Crazyfamily  (19-09-2014)

  3. #22
    Join Date
    Apr 2011
    Location
    Victoria
    Posts
    1,868
    Thanks
    3,216
    Thanked
    1,513
    Reviews
    4
    Achievements:Topaz Star - 500 posts
    I don't have an issue with it personally , we are all quite comfortable with things such as nudity and tend not to make a big deal out of it. That said, if your gut is saying you're not comfortable with it, you should say something.

  4. #23
    Join Date
    Sep 2012
    Posts
    476
    Thanks
    146
    Thanked
    221
    Reviews
    0
    This would personally freak me out. Go with your gut.

    Sent from my SM-T310 using The Bub Hub mobile app

  5. The Following User Says Thank You to Candiceo For This Useful Post:

    KitiK  (20-09-2014)

  6. #24
    Witwicky's Avatar
    Witwicky is offline A closed mouth gathers no foot.
    Join Date
    Oct 2011
    Posts
    5,630
    Thanks
    4,446
    Thanked
    3,495
    Reviews
    10
    Achievements:Topaz Star - 500 postsAmber Star - 2,000 postsAmethyst Star - 5,000 posts
    I can't imagine I would have a problem with it. I feel like people really sexualise nudity when it's just our natural state of being. Being naked around a child doesn't equal sexual.

    Anyway. Obviously if it makes you feel uncomfortable, then your wishes should be acknowledged.
    Last edited by Witwicky; 19-09-2014 at 20:23.

  7. The Following 3 Users Say Thank You to Witwicky For This Useful Post:

    MINIRoo  (19-09-2014),MsViking  (19-09-2014),Wise Enough  (19-09-2014)

  8. #25
    Join Date
    Jan 2012
    Posts
    1,869
    Thanks
    879
    Thanked
    1,201
    Reviews
    0
    Achievements:Topaz Star - 500 posts
    There is a range of what is considered normal with regards to nudity and children so i'm just going to say this. You as a mum don't like it, you're dh doesn't like it as the father of your son and your dh didn't like it when he was put in the same position as your little fella. Go with this as well as your intuition. It's your right as a parent to put in boundaries on behalf of your son. Those boundaries should be respected. As for MIL's response, if that was the first then it's quite odd but 2 days later I would assume other things had been said in the meantime.

  9. #26
    Join Date
    Jul 2010
    Posts
    4,118
    Thanks
    2,911
    Thanked
    3,332
    Reviews
    0
    Achievements:Topaz Star - 500 postsAmber Star - 2,000 posts
    My parents shower with my DDs and I have no issue with it. We're on tank water, it just makes sense! Also when I'm at work I expect my parents to pretty much be me (I work shift work), so they are just doing what I would do when there's no time for a bath.

    However if I asked them not to I would expect them to respect my decision.

  10. #27
    Join Date
    Oct 2009
    Posts
    1,018
    Thanks
    0
    Thanked
    225
    Reviews
    0
    Achievements:Topaz Star - 500 posts
    I would go with my gut and perhaps come up with something so as not to offend your in-laws.
    Personally I have no problem with my dd (4) showering with my step dad or my mum until she or they feel uncomfortable with it. It's all about being comfortable and of you are feeling uneasy about it I would definitely say something and put a stop to it.

  11. #28
    ~Marigold~'s Avatar
    ~Marigold~ is offline You make me happy, when skies are grey
    Join Date
    Nov 2011
    Location
    Melbourne
    Posts
    7,039
    Thanks
    9,662
    Thanked
    4,985
    Reviews
    7
    Achievements:Topaz Star - 500 postsAmber Star - 2,000 postsAmethyst Star - 5,000 posts
    I had started to write out a long reply but have just decided on answering simply: I don't think it's right. Just...no. Doesn't sit well with me. Why does he insist on accompanying a 3 year old in the shower? It's not necessary....
    It's a huge conclusion to jump to, yes. It's also a sad and disturbing matter to have to consider; it could be completely innocent; but being cautious is important.
    Better off putting a stop to it and being wrong in your accusations than not putting a stop to it and your gut feelings being a reality, if that makes sense...


    Sent from my GT-S7500T using The Bub Hub mobile app
    Last edited by ~Marigold~; 19-09-2014 at 22:28.

  12. The Following 4 Users Say Thank You to ~Marigold~ For This Useful Post:

    DarcyJ  (22-09-2014),KitiK  (20-09-2014),Lillac  (20-09-2014),VicPark  (19-09-2014)

  13. #29
    Join Date
    Oct 2009
    Posts
    1,018
    Thanks
    0
    Thanked
    225
    Reviews
    0
    Achievements:Topaz Star - 500 posts
    I just wanted to add- there are a lot of comments about 'step-fathers' and the fact that it's not ok for them in particular to be showering with children. This makes me a bit uncomfortable for a few reasons. The 'step' at the start of the name has no bearing on the persons possibility of being a pedophile. Are people forgetting that fathers, mothers, grandmothers, aunties and uncles are also capable of this. Just because the child is not blood related doesn't mean the 'step' would be more likely to do something. My step dad is all dd knows as a grandfather as I lost my dad when shortly after she was born. I consider him to be her grandfather (no 'step' needed in the title) and she loves him to bits and vice versa.
    I don't want to start a debate but I just wanted to advocate for the 'steps' out there who do an amazing job and love our children like their own. Sorry of anyone take offence to this it's not my intention.

  14. The Following 4 Users Say Thank You to wannaBamumma For This Useful Post:

    Curby  (20-09-2014),GrabbyCrabby  (20-09-2014),SuperGranny  (20-09-2014),Whirligig  (20-09-2014),Wise Enough  (20-09-2014)

  15. #30
    Join Date
    May 2011
    Posts
    1,474
    Thanks
    630
    Thanked
    795
    Reviews
    0
    Achievements:Topaz Star - 500 posts
    And anyway...why does a grandparent need to shower with a child?

  16. The Following User Says Thank You to moosey For This Useful Post:

    LoveLivesHere  (20-09-2014)


 

Similar Threads

  1. Trigger warning - breaking news of grandparent death to a child
    By moongazer in forum General Parenting Tips, Advice & Chat
    Replies: 17
    Last Post: 10-09-2014, 11:41
  2. Replies: 2
    Last Post: 22-08-2014, 16:52

Posting Permissions

  • You may not post new threads
  • You may not post replies
  • You may not post attachments
  • You may not edit your posts
free weekly newsletters | sign up now!
who are these people who write great posts? meet our hubbub authors!
Learn how you can contribute to the hubbub!

reviews
learn how you can become a reviewer!

competitions

forum - chatting now
christmas gift guidesee all Red Stocking
BAE The Label
Versatile, premium maternity wear that you will love throughout pregnancy and long after. Cleverly designed for for all stages of motherhood so that you can 'Just be you (+1)'.
sales & new stuffsee all
CarmelsBeautySecrets
Growing your own natural nails is easy. Years ago, I devised a simple and very effective technique which really helps boosts the nails' growth in as little as three days! And most importantly keeps them that way.
featured supporter
SRC Pregnancy & Recovery Shorts
Want pain relief during pregnancy, and to continue working and exercising? Fancy a speedy recovery after childbirth? Want to regain your pre-baby body shape fast? Recommended by healthcare professionals, SRC compression products will let your body do its most important work.
gotcha
X

Pregnant for the first-time?

Not sure where to start? We can help!

Our Insider Programs for pregnancy first-timers will lead you step-by-step through the 14 Pregnancy Must Dos!