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Children in the shower alone: what age?

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11/27/15

both of mine since about 4 1/2 and they r 8 and 6 now

10/31/15

I would say 8-10...my daughter never got clean in her "areas" so my hubby would help her when she was still around 6-7...she's fine now though

04/18/15

I believe when you feel like they can clean themselves correctly..our 4 year old girl still doesn't get the concept of wiping front to back so I do it for her,,she can rinse out her hair but not quite wash it and can rinse off soap suds but not clean herself correctly..I believe once you feel that your child is capable of cleaning themselves you will know I don't know if it's based on age because all children develop at different paces

03/31/15

You will know when they are ready, they will come out clean and their hair will be washed correctly. It can be as young as 5 and up to about 8. My little ones still like the tub :)

10/22/14

Violet's only 2, so she's definitely not old enough. I was about 7 or 8 when I started showering alone, but for a very long time, probably up until I was about to hit puberty, I would bathe with my twin sister. Not all of the time, but on occasion. I think that as long as you know that they are washing well and not making too big of a mess or anything, that your child should go ahead and shower alone. I'd say, personally, that 7 or 8 is probably an appropriate age.

08/31/14

Katie is 6 and showers alone. Of course we check to make sure she's washed her hair out good etc. I say if you're comfortable with them showering alone go on ahead.

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