need to take some opinionsPoll on children bathing

Discussion in 'The Watercooler' started by ShakespeareMamaX, Aug 26, 2007.

  1. ShakespeareMamaX

    ShakespeareMamaX New Member

    Alright...I need to take some opinions.

    I need to know:

    Is it OK for an 8 year old boy and a 2 year old girl to bathe together?

    I'll leave it at that and answer questions along the way.

    Thanks for your time! :salute:
  2. tiredmommy

    tiredmommy Well-Known Member

    My name is tiredmommy, and I'm a prude. An eight year old boy and a two year girl are at such different developmental stages that bathing together probably isn't advisable unless absolutely necessary. Just my .02.
  3. flutterbee

    flutterbee Guest

    I probably wouldn't be comfortable with it either. Depends on the kids.
  4. Big Bad Kitty

    Big Bad Kitty lolcat

    I've tried to picture every possible combination of boy and girl (6 years younger) that I know, related or not, in a tub together. With and without parental supervision.

    My answer is no.
  5. meowbunny

    meowbunny New Member

    To me, there's just too large of an age difference. Sorry.
  6. totoro

    totoro Mom? What's a GFG?

    Can't picture it either... sorry. My girls are only 3 years apart 6 & 3 yo and they don't bathe together, because they fight and like their space...

    Boy and girl with that age difference... no.
  7. Hound dog

    Hound dog Nana's are Beautiful

    Too large of age difference. Nope. Not a good idea.

    Maybe I'm a bit prudish too, but once my kids were 2 yrs they bathed only with the same sex. And even then if the age difference was more than say a yr, then no.

    I have a friend who makes her 11 yr old son shower with her 7 yr old son. Honestly, I've spoken to her repeatedly about it. I don't think it's appropriate. Plus you'd have to be blind deaf and dumb not to notice the 11 yr old is VERY uncomfortable with the whole thing. The 7 yr old is developmentally delayed, but older brother is hitting puberty and is embarrassed.
  8. Sheila

    Sheila Moderator

    in my opinion, no.
  9. SRL

    SRL Active Member

    Another vote for no.
  10. Kjs

    Kjs Guest

    Nope. 8 year old is in school. To big of an age difference.
  11. Abbey

    Abbey Spork Queen
  12. SearchingForRainbows

    SearchingForRainbows Active Member

    I agree with the others - Another NO vote. WFEN
  13. hearts and roses

    hearts and roses Mind Reader

    I think 8 year old boys may be at a developmental age when it is uncomfortable for HIM, not necessarily the 2 year old girl. She may point or ask questions about his privates that make him feel strange or uncomfortable, you know? I think he's at an age where he will become more modest and desire some more privacy.

    And the 2 year old should be able to enjoy a playful bathtime on her own.
  14. muttmeister

    muttmeister Well-Known Member

    I agree with the others; I definitely do NOT consider myself a prude but that is just too big of an age difference.
  15. AllStressedOut

    AllStressedOut New Member

    Gotta vote no on it too. I think the 8 year old should be showering along and the 2 year old needs parental supervision. The age gap is too far apart.
  16. Suz

    Suz (the future) MRS. GERE


  17. DDD

    DDD Well-Known Member

  18. Janna

    Janna New Member

  19. Lothlorien

    Lothlorien Active Member

    No. My daughter is 7 and son is 4. I wouldn't allow them to bathe together either.

    At age 8, he needs his privacy and should be allowed to shower on his own. There shouldn't be a need to bathe them together. My 7 year old showers with occasional help from me with her hair. She's been doing so, since she was about 6 1/2.
  20. On_Call

    On_Call New Member

    I guess I would have to also vote "no" on this one, too. I can't really remember a time when our munchkins shared a bathtub - they're 3 years apart. First, difficult child was too active a toddler to be in with baby easy child - and then, difficult child just seemed to old to be in with easy child.