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at what age do you stop bathing siblings together .......

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blushingm Mon 22-Sep-08 09:53:53

dd is 2.4 and ds is 6.9 and i've always bathed them together but some at work said she thinks ds is getting too old shock

Seeline Mon 22-Sep-08 09:56:38

DS is 6.10 and DD is 4.2 and they always bath together - I've never though about not bathing them together blush they're surely not too old are they - they love it! What fun is bath time without having someone else to splash?

rearinganuglyhead Mon 22-Sep-08 09:57:50

i would still bath mine together, dd 5 ds 1 but ds poos in the bath

blushingm Mon 22-Sep-08 09:58:41

my thoughts exactly seeline - plus there is only 1 fllod per night in the bathroom rather than 2!!!!

dd likes to copy her big bro with teeth etc so it makes my life easier!! grin

hecate Mon 22-Sep-08 09:59:01

When they stop wanting to, or you sense that they are uncomfortable.

Or they start prodding each other grin

My boys are 8 & 9 and they still bathe together. they are happy to do so, so it's not a problem.

blushingm Mon 22-Sep-08 09:59:44

tee hee rearing - my little bro used to do that too - me and my sis refused to bathe with him grin

SlartyBartFast Mon 22-Sep-08 10:00:13

ditto hecate

my dd stopped wanting a bath with her younger sister when she developed breast buds, and her sister noticed shock

psychomum5 Mon 22-Sep-08 10:00:13

my three younger ones still do, altho DD3 is getting mildly irritated now what with the boys fabulous ability to try and drown her and the rest of the bathroom!

boys still bath together all the time, tis the only time I am certain of a hours peace from them both at the same time.

blushingm Mon 22-Sep-08 10:01:14

feeling relieved now - i'll carry on as i am!!! Woman who said it doesn't even have kids but i was starting to doubt myself

suzywong Mon 22-Sep-08 10:01:21

surely it is when they no longer fit in the bath together

hecate Mon 22-Sep-08 10:01:59

Ah well, people without children are always the experts on how to raise them!

kittywise Mon 22-Sep-08 10:02:35

I would say when they stop wanting too. My older boys are 10 and 9 and have wanted to have a private bath/shower for at least a year now.
My nearly 7 year old dd is quite happy to share a bath with her three younger sibs. But I guess she will, at some point, say she wants to bath alone.

bossykate Mon 22-Sep-08 10:03:38

we stopped bathing ds and dd together earlier this year when ds turned 7.

SlartyBartFast Mon 22-Sep-08 10:03:45

it saves water, it saves time and while it is fun for them there is no reason not to

SlartyBartFast Mon 22-Sep-08 10:04:18

how does you ds feel?

Cadelaide Mon 22-Sep-08 10:05:21

DS is 9 and he's still comfortable with it.

Niecie Mon 22-Sep-08 10:05:28

Definitely when they don't fit any more.

My boys are 5 and 8 yrs and DS1 likes to lay out a bit so we are getting close to the stage but DS2 not keen to give it up yet.

bobsyouruncle Mon 22-Sep-08 10:06:53

two baths every evening aaaaargh. Baths will be alternate nights when that happens in this house!

katebee Mon 22-Sep-08 10:24:48

Surely you don't have to run a new bath for each child. I put DD in then get her out and DS has his bath in the same water while I'm helping DD get dressed..it hardly takes any longer than bathing them together.

geekgirl Mon 22-Sep-08 10:27:35

dd1 is 9 and doesn't think twice about bathing with 4 year old ds.

She does like to have a relaxing bath on her own at times too though...

marmadukescarlet Mon 22-Sep-08 10:29:19

I still bathe mine together, DD will be 9 in Nov and DS is 4.

I'm sure that soon she will want some privacy but I don't wish to foist it upon her and make her think her body is something to keep hidden.

As for the size issue - I had a much bigger bath installed this year!

marmadukescarlet Mon 22-Sep-08 10:29:49

Oh Geekgirl, I'm pleased it not just us!

tiggerlovestobounce Mon 22-Sep-08 10:37:03

My DDs are 5, 4 and 1. I dont have the oldest 2 in the bath together as there isnt enough space, but otherwise I wouldnt mind.

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