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To think bathing your children together at this age is not right

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Fishwife1949 Mon 01-Oct-12 18:46:59

I was talking with my friends friend at her house on our friday lunch date we were talking about our children growing up aour kids are all of a similar age

My mates mate say she cant let go and stil
BATHS her children together (confused) she has a boy and a girl the girl is 11 and the boy is 9 WTF

I nearly spat out my tea

I really think this should end around 5 mark and maybe you could get away with a little later of there same sex

MrsTerrysChocolateOrange Mon 01-Oct-12 18:47:52

I'm amazed they both fit. <mind boggles> They must be very short.

gordyslovesheep Mon 01-Oct-12 18:48:26

yes - after the age of 5 it turns them into goats ...or something - probably 'makes them gay' ...and common

PeggyCarter Mon 01-Oct-12 18:48:42

Message withdrawn at poster's request.

StrangeGlue Mon 01-Oct-12 18:48:42

YAB a bit U I think 5 would be a very early cut off. If the kids don't mind then fine, if they do mind and she's forcing them then not at all fine.

GwendolineMaryLacey Mon 01-Oct-12 18:48:54

I'm sure they're more than capable of saying if they don't want to do it anymore. From the little I know of that age group they're not backwards when it comes to what they want!

NeverKnowinglyUnderstood Mon 01-Oct-12 18:49:24

no ones business but her's
she must have a big bath! the ONLY reason we stopped was because of a space issue and that was when DS1 was just 8 and DS2 was 5
even now though one out one in, same water seconds apart.

TrinityRhino Mon 01-Oct-12 18:49:50

hmm my 12 year old has only just starting not wanting to be seen in a state of undress
maybe they dont mind

does it really matter if they are brother and sisters

my 5,7 and 12 year olds girls share the bath together

50ShadesOfGreggs Mon 01-Oct-12 18:49:54

mrsterrys grin

Mine still occasionally bath together but normal ask for seperate baths now. They are nearly 8 and nearly 6. But dd is a very young 8. I wouldn't expect them to share past the start of any development, or I'd they weren't happy.

11 is a bit hmm imho

vodkaanddietirnbru Mon 01-Oct-12 18:50:25

mine dont both fit in the bath together at age 6 and 8 and I got fed up of the moaning and fighting over the space (lots of kicking each other, etc) so they use the shower (on their own) instead

MammaTJisWearingGold Mon 01-Oct-12 18:51:06

My DD age 7 and my DS age 6 still bath together, but only because they still need parental supervision. When they are old enough to be left alone (how old is that anyway?) they can have baths alone.

I should think by 9 and 11 DC would be able to, but may not choose to. I know my sis and I bathed together until I was 11 and she was 10.

BabylonPI Mon 01-Oct-12 18:51:18

Christ on a bike, I get in the bath now with my DDs age 8 and 3 and 5 month old DS, and will do for as long as we all fit!

Why stop at 5? What happens aged 5?hmm

SchrodingersMew Mon 01-Oct-12 18:51:26

I think 7 or 8 would be a more realistic cut off, 5 is a bit early.

Really surprised the 11 year old is happy with this!

Fishwife1949 Mon 01-Oct-12 18:51:38

Well personally i think its strage secondary school age children having baths with siblings

Maybe its just me

puds11 Mon 01-Oct-12 18:52:28

Who cares. Saves water, makes sense to me.

BlackholesAndRevelations Mon 01-Oct-12 18:53:52

When I was about 9 I started developing and just asked my mum if I could bath alone, which I did. I'm sur if the kids didn't want to, they'd say. ( do think 11 is on the old side though...)

McHappyPants2012 Mon 01-Oct-12 18:53:53

Why stop at 5? What happens aged 5

perhaps they turn into a unicorn or something.

aslong as they are comfortable then i don't see an issue

McHappyPants2012 Mon 01-Oct-12 18:53:54

Why stop at 5? What happens aged 5

perhaps they turn into a unicorn or something.

aslong as they are comfortable then i don't see an issue

thebody Mon 01-Oct-12 18:54:01

My kids were perfectly capable of bathing themselves at 9 and 11.

Bathing different sex siblings together that age is yeuk to me but its not my business or yours tbh.

CandiStaton Mon 01-Oct-12 18:55:04

i dunno...but 5 is definitely a young age to stop bathing with siblings isnt it?

dd1 is 8, and i cant imagine her not wanting to get in with dd2; we all get in together quite often

squeakytoy Mon 01-Oct-12 18:56:40

by 11 I had pubic hair, breasts and my periods.. I certainly wouldnt have wanted to share a bath or be naked in front of anyone really.. and was more than capable of bathing on my own. (I was more than capable at 9yo too).

monkeysbignuts Mon 01-Oct-12 18:56:45

my kids are 3 & 5 they share a bath. I probably won't stop in the near future but 12 is a bit old

exoticfruits Mon 01-Oct-12 18:56:57

Why is she bathing them at their age?

missymoomoomee Mon 01-Oct-12 18:56:59

If the kids are happy with it I don't see why you have your judgy knickers in a twist.

Do they melt if they bathe together after the age of 5 or something?

I personally think its strange that someone would care about this, maybe thats just me.

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