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    • It's okay for mommies & daddies to bathe w/ their children. -- Votes: 138
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user banned 1 child; Golden, Colorado 28482 posts
Mar 11th '13
Quoting Red-Headed Stepchild:" Last weekend I took my 1st bath w/ Sydney. It got me talking to my hubby and he says he'd never take ... [snip!] ... kids ever? Would you be opposed to your SO bathing w/ his children? At what age is it NOT appropriate to bathe w/ your kids?"

I don't think you are ever too old to bathe with your kids, as long as they aren't uncomfortable. My child is 9 and yes, she has hopped in the shower with me if we need to do something like take a shower after swimming at the rec center... or she wants to deep condition her hair with me but I need to rinse it otherwise she won't get the conditioner out. So she hops in with me. No qualms there. I don't care if my Mom or sister sees me naked. My daughter walks around naked in front of the family.

n****y is not an issue in our family.I only make her wear clothes in front of my nephew, niece, and ex's son.

LayLu (girl); 17 kids; Virginia 4007 posts
Mar 11th '13

I'd bathe with my mom when I was little but never with my dad. If my SO wanted to bathe with our daughter, I probably wouldn't see anything wrong with it until she reached a certain age (although I don't see him bathing with her, he'd probably say the same as your SO).

Vitameatavegamin 19 kids; League City, Texas 5829 posts
Mar 11th '13

I bathed and showered with my Mom up until I was around 10, maybe even longer. Not every time, just sometimes. It was not weird to me. I would have thought it weird if my Dad had done that, but maybe that's just because I was not raised seeing him naked(thank God). Lol. Idk, I just have no desire to have memories of my Dad naked. I think that's gross :/
But I'm sure it's all very dependent upon how someone is raised as to what they think it "normal". Personally, I would bath with my kids if I didn't think it was a pain in my butt. I prefer to bath them in their own tub, I bathe DD1 and DS together. If DH wanted to bathe with DS, I'd have no problem with it. DD1, I'd have a problem with it because she is 4 and she is not his biologically, and there's really no reason for it anyway. But if he wanted to bathe with DD2, who is now just 5 months, I'd be okay with it probably until se is 2 or 3.

But DH doesn't want to bathe with any of the kids anyway, so this is something I'll never have to give serious thought to.