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Kinder Kids: Bath or Shower
January 24, 2013 at 10:27 AM
Do most 5 & 6yo kids bathe or take showers? My just turned 6yo DD hates showers, in part because she hates water in the eyes. But I'm sick of giving her baths. What age is normal to transition to showers?


  • steelcrazy
    January 24, 2013 at 10:36 AM

    Both of my boys were taking showers by that age.  A simple solution for water in the eyes is swim goggles.

  • coala
    by coala
    January 24, 2013 at 10:41 AM

    Both of my girls are taking showers and they started a few months ago.  They are 4 1/2 and almost 7.  They get in every day and we wash their day every other day.

  • k1kelley
    January 24, 2013 at 10:42 AM

    IDK-mine loves to take baths too!

  • frndlyfn
    January 24, 2013 at 10:48 AM

    Let her bathe herself and just help with hair.  That is what we have been doing.  DD hates showers as well. We started when she was in kinder last year having her learn the skill of bathing herself.

  • mjande4
    by mjande4
    January 24, 2013 at 10:51 AM
    My kids were all showering by 4.
  • Lorena
    by Lorena
    January 24, 2013 at 10:52 AM
    My sd4 takes a shower she has at home for the past 11 mo. I just help with rinsing her hair. At her moms she is forced to take a bath. She doesn't like them.
  • mmeredith
    January 24, 2013 at 11:01 AM

    I have a friend who switches over at age 3. I have a 5 & 6 year old dd they take baths.

  • Schleetle
    January 24, 2013 at 11:02 AM
    Since my boys started showering alone they do showers during the week, and baths on the weekends. They like baths better, but a bath everyday is too much IMO.
  • JenniL05
    January 24, 2013 at 11:06 AM
    That's what we did for my son around 4, now at 6 he takes showers no problem!

    Quoting steelcrazy:

    Both of my boys were taking showers by that age.  A simple solution for water in the eyes is swim goggles.

  • corrinacs
    January 24, 2013 at 11:07 AM

    My son does a little bit of both depending on what mood he's in.  But he dose wash himself, he won't let me help anymore....he's 5.

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