When did your child begin to bathe without assistance?

When were you able to tell your child it was time to take a shower and not have to do anything to help them?

My daughter started pretty early. I want to say she was around 7? The only thing she needed help with was getting the water temperature right, she never seemed to get it quite comfortable enough.

With Bub I don't help him, but I don't let him do it without checking up on him. I have to remind him to wash his hair or half of the time he will forget. Other than that, he does everything on his own.

    8Theresa Gould
    It has varied from child to child but I'd say the average is around 7 or 8, I think. I'm going by our youngest daughter to be honest. She started bathing on her own a while ago but just started washing her hair by herself.
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