DH wont do it unless he has swimming trunks on! He finds it completely inappropriate for DD to be seeing his 'bits'. He's done this since she was 2 years old.
I still shower with DD (7) and wont stop doing it until she tells me she wants to bathe on her own. That said, if I had a son, id have stopped showering with him by the time he started primary school.
So it got me thinking, what age did you/will you stop bathing with your children, and is it different for your DH/DP?
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16-02-2012 07:44 #1-
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What age will you stop bathing with your kids?
16-02-2012 07:55 #2-
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we dont have an age. we seem
to have open door
dh was in the shower with dd1 (7) this morning.
ds is 9 and
likes privacy so
will let them decide.
16-02-2012 08:09 #3
No age. Sometimes we do, sometimes we don't. Sometimes I leave the shower on for dd to have a tub then I use that water to bath the furry ones. It's just us 2 girls in the house so fairly relaxed.
16-02-2012 08:16 #4
Ds is only 10 months and dh has bathed with him once
Makes me sad that he is so uncomfortable with his body he doesn't like his BABY seeing his body.
Anyway... I will continue to do so until ds (& future kids) are uncomfortable. However I will never hide my body. If I'm showering, getting dressed or whatever and the kids happen to be around, well meh.
I want my kids to be confident with their bodies especially in their own home, I believe part of this is not freaking out & hiding if they happen to walk in.
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16-02-2012 08:36 #5
I always said I'd shower/bathe with them till they didn't want it anymore, but since L(6) isn't bio mine, i've found that I get a bit weirded out by him coming into the shower with me, so I tend to avoid it (only the last two months or so...and he's nearly seven).
But for the girls and my bio kids I guess, whenever they stop feeling comfortable with it.
16-02-2012 08:38 #6
I stiopped with coop when he was just turning 4 i think. I like showering on my own but he still comes in and out when he pleases.
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16-02-2012 10:25 #7
Open door policy here as well. If they want to shower with me, I don't care. If they don't, then that's cool too.
16-02-2012 10:37 #8Senior Member
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I grew up in a "naked house" -- mum & dad were quite happy changing clothes/ showering in front of us....and they left it up to us kids as to when we decided we wanted our own privacy in the bathroom & they respected that.
I'll be doing the same sort of thing with my kids -- I want them to have body confidence & not be ashamed of their bodies, but I also want them to be the ones who decides what is appropriate & comfortable for them, so they know that they call the shots & no one else does when it comes to their bodies.
(but I say that from a place where we are still yet to have our first, so this is just what I plan to do in future, not in practice right now!).
16-02-2012 10:39 #9-
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When it makes him uncomfortable.
16-02-2012 10:42 #10
I still live at home, and I'll go into the bathroom to brush my teeth or whatever when my mum is in the shower and vice versa, but I don't think my dad ever had a bath with me. It's funny that they're total opposites in that regard. I remember going in the bathroom when he was in a towel to use the loo when I was about 6-7, but that's about it.
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