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(17 Posts)
Aloveheart Thu 22-Feb-07 20:46:59

Just ran a bath for my dd8 and ds7 and wondered what age do they bath themselves?? my dd8 sort of does it herself with abit of help. Just wondered what age does everyone elses kids do it on their own.??

kid Thu 22-Feb-07 20:52:54

I can leave DD (8) and DS (4) in the bath by themselves, but they don't wash themselves. DS manages to wash all his toys with lots of soap but thats about all!

Aloveheart Thu 22-Feb-07 21:00:44

lol sounds about right kid. my dd8 does her hair to a point i just finish it off, my ds7 doesn't do anything just waits till i do it. lol

Aloveheart Thu 22-Feb-07 21:13:24


Tortington Thu 22-Feb-07 21:24:20

mine werw bathing themselves at that age - its not rocket science to wash hair is it?

tortoise Thu 22-Feb-07 21:26:03

DS2 is 7 and baths himself.Need help rinsing his hair properly though.

juuule Thu 22-Feb-07 21:27:16

Mine have been okay bathing themselves at those ages. At 8 have been able to wash their own hair.

ScottishThistle Thu 22-Feb-07 21:29:11

Around 7/8 I find most children want to bathe themselves especially girls, becoming more body conscious!

My 3yr old insists on washing herself & her hair, not worth the fight over the flannel!

exbury Thu 22-Feb-07 21:33:13

DS is 4 and can shower fairly effectively by himself, as long as I am within earshot.

pollyanna Thu 22-Feb-07 21:36:11

my ds(8) baths himself.

kama Thu 22-Feb-07 21:37:14

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RustyBear Thu 22-Feb-07 21:38:13

Both DD & DS started having showers rathers than baths at about 6 & were soon doing it for themselves - don't think either of them has actually had a bath since.

eidsvold Thu 22-Feb-07 21:39:15

2yo and 4yo bath together and usually dd1 ( 4) baths dd2 ( 2 ) quite funny to watch. I generally give them a soap up with their help. I have to do the hair though - not managed that yet.

bananasmoothie Fri 23-Feb-07 10:45:34

My son (8 today) baths and showers himself, my 6 year old does too with a bit of help.

dueat44 Fri 23-Feb-07 13:40:09

DS (6) gets the soap and shampoo on alright, but not to good at thorough rinsing. So I do it!

mother3 Sun 25-Feb-07 08:12:56

we all want them to indepentent but just keep a near ear just uncase they might fall under the water .They have 2 get their own self of control u dont want 2 be bathing them at a tenage year ,then again they prob need it more then(lazy sods)Just think when they r little they have access to the hot taps .just be carefull.

TeetheCeeofDavedom Sun 25-Feb-07 08:22:35

Mine are 5 and 14 months. They bath together and I put soap on their hands and they wash themselves and I give thema bit of a going over too. I wash their hair although they often like to give each others a go. I rinse them both off.

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