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Your DDs 9-12 how regularly do they shower?

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MurielHeslopp · 29/06/2013 18:18

My DD, currently 9 showers twice a week.

I know opinion on daily showering varies greatly but I don't want to end up being the mother of a teen who just wont get in the shower at all.

I wonder if getting her into the habit of a daily shower now will help it become the 'norm' by the time she reaches her teens and I will be less likely to face a battle...?

Thoughts, please. Smile

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chickensaladagain · 29/06/2013 18:21

My 9 yo showers twice a week

My 11 yo showers alternate days and after sports

PandaG · 29/06/2013 18:24

DD (11) showers between 2/3 times a week, but I am encouraging her to shower more, especially after dancing.

Beamur · 29/06/2013 18:24

My SC's were vile at this age - needed to be reminded to shower otherwise they just didn't! Fast forward a couple of years and they monopolise the bathroom...
I think every couple of days is ok generally or after sports. Depends a bit on puberty too - once they hit that they need more frequent showers or get a bit whiffy.
Many people will disagree with me, but I don't think daily showers are worth fighting over.

HouseAtreides · 29/06/2013 18:26

Couple of times a week. If she comes in sweaty (PE last thing for eg) then I gently say "Shower" and make it friendly but not optional! :)

toolatetobed · 29/06/2013 19:18

My nearly 10-year-old DD has a bath every other night.

Eyesunderarock · 29/06/2013 19:21

DS a bath a night, DD a shower daily. They still do, both adults now.
It became the norm for them.

Sparklingbrook · 29/06/2013 19:21

DS2 (11) has a shower every night. Sporty type and starting to smell a bit 'manly'.

Snorbs · 29/06/2013 19:36

Pretty much every night.

Startail · 29/06/2013 19:37

2-3 times a week about the same as her 15y sister. I honestly don't know, periodically damp children appear to say good night and damp towels appear on the floor.

No one here showers everyday, and only very rarely does any one shower in the morning (except me).

So long as people's hair looks clean and no one smells I really don't get the point of the huge time, water, wasting, stress causing rigmarole of daily showers.

Startail · 29/06/2013 19:38

I should add damp towels are supposed to go on the radiator, but that is completely beyond my family.

HoneyDragon · 29/06/2013 19:39

Ds (10) showers every morning.

He usually has a bath to as dd makes him get in with her for entertainment Grin which I encourage as it gets me out of bath time duty

ReginaPhilangie · 29/06/2013 19:44

DD1 (10) showers (or has a bath) everyday. About a year ago she started to get a bit smelly after school/in the morning, so I figured puberty was just around the corner and wanted her to get into the habit of daily showering.

LIZS · 29/06/2013 19:46

2-3 times a week here

CPtart · 29/06/2013 19:48

Daily bath or shower, but lots of muddy football!

Picturesinthefirelight · 29/06/2013 19:58

Dd is 11 and showers twice a week.

DS is 9 and showers daily as he doesn't like washes.

BellaVita · 29/06/2013 20:00

Shower every day and sometimes twice!

Never ever had a problem with this.

WhereMyMilk · 29/06/2013 20:00

Every evening before bed, but sometimes will find a damp child wandering around in the morning or will find myself with company in the shower!!!

Bluestocking · 29/06/2013 21:03

My DS (9) showers most evenings before bed - I'd say six nights out of seven - he only skips a shower if the evening's run away with us and it's got too late.

morethanpotatoprints · 29/06/2013 21:07

Most nights, definitely 5-7 more sometimes. She is 9 and obsessed atm, but at least her obsession means she's clean.
Beautiful pretty smelly stuff was what started her obsession. Grin I have known her shower 2/3 times a day if she has a new smelly thing to try.

clippityclop · 29/06/2013 21:11

8 & 11, and supposed to shower Mon Wed and Fri but hit and miss. Putting in a second bathroom before they hit their teens!

Ledkr · 29/06/2013 21:16

I'm just starting to encourage more showering for dd11 as I thought I caught a whiff of onion arm pit after dancing one day.
Not easy though is it? Dirty tikes. Grin
She likes to get in the bath with her toddler sister tho so that notches up a few more.

bishboschone · 29/06/2013 21:38

My 9 year old dd has a bath or shower and hair wash every other night. She is very resistant to it and brushing teeth but I make her . SHe is pretty active and will smell otherwise .

AndiPandi · 29/06/2013 21:42

DD 12 showers every morning and washes her hair most mornings too and has done for the last couple of years

Mrsrobertduvall · 29/06/2013 21:45

Every day...sometimes twice if sport played.

ZZZenagain · 29/06/2013 21:47

dd (12) daily.

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