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Age for hair washing themselves?

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Jaderuby Tue 28-Jul-15 18:36:30

My son is 6, thinking of starting this now, is this about the average age or should i wait until he himself asks to do it?

PavlovtheCat Tue 28-Jul-15 18:40:34

whats the rush? If he is not asking I would wait, no harm in showing him now though. If you do get him to wash own hair you'll need to check the soap is fully wAshed out.

Jasonandyawegunorts Tue 28-Jul-15 18:41:34

Don't do it yet!
it's still a nightmare for me washign the soap out.

neolara Tue 28-Jul-15 18:41:39

My nearly 6 yo washes her own hair.

Marioswife Wed 29-Jul-15 17:56:08

Not yet, trust me if you do it now you will be creating a rod for your own back.

TheJiminyConjecture Wed 29-Jul-15 17:58:19

My 5 year old has been doing it for a while now. It helps that she loves to fanny about and sing in the shower so there's plenty of time to rinse!

birchykel Thu 30-Jul-15 08:13:26

My 4 yr old has started doing it herself I'm always with her and make sure it's washed out properly but she loves to do it all herself.

Cedar03 Thu 30-Jul-15 08:55:32

My daughter was able to do this herself when she was 6. Pretty sure from about 4 she could manage it.

I'd certainly encourage him to give it a go - a 6 year old should be able to manage to wash themselves, etc with supervision.

Marioswife Fri 31-Jul-15 02:42:57

if you do let him try it, make sure you give pleanty of time because you will have to wash tonnes of shampoo from his hair afterwards.

FastWindow Fri 31-Jul-15 02:44:27

My 5yo does, but I check the rinse.

FastWindow Fri 31-Jul-15 02:45:35

Same with teeth - he does it himself, but I go over the job.

CloserToFiftyThanTwenty Fri 31-Jul-15 02:53:37

My 5yo does it herself, but with me checking that everything is rinsed out. She's mostly pretty good, just sometimes misses a couple of bits

AlpacaMyBags Fri 31-Jul-15 03:11:44

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