View Poll Results: How often do you give the kids baths?
I give all of them, SO has never given a bath 27 12.92%
I do most of them 85 40.67%
We split them equally 43 20.57%
I do some of them 33 15.79%
I never give the baths, SO always does 21 10.05%
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Old 05-29-2012, 06:35 AM   #31
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Right now, I am usually the one to give them a bath. There was a time when it was almost always hubby, so I could have a break or get something else done. Hubs always puts at least one kid to bed though. Both if I really need a break.

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Old 05-29-2012, 06:36 AM   #32
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We split baths pretty evenly - we don't keep exact tabs but we more or less switch every other bath for washing kids.

Now dh was super nervous about the floppy baby stage so he didn't bath any of our kids until they could sit up on their own fairly solidly. But onthe flip side, every time I got pg he completely took over bath duty so I didn't have to break my back even more than pregnancy was already doing.
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Old 05-29-2012, 06:40 AM   #33
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We split evenly. DD doesn't get a bath every single night...she showers w/ one of us on Saturday, the other on Sunday. During the week, it starts out w/ whoever is more willing to do it, then we switch out for the rest of the week. Except that right now Little Miss is going through an incredible lovely stage where she wants Mama (me) to do everything for her, & Mommy (DP) can shove off.
My oldest son is doing this. He is always about Daddy, and yells "go away" or "I don't like mommy". it is really starting to get to me. :-(
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Old 05-29-2012, 06:45 AM   #34
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Re: Who gives the kids baths?

My husband does 90% of the baths at night.
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Old 05-29-2012, 06:48 AM   #35
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Normally we both do (we do nearly everything together) but currently DH is deployed so I do them :-)
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Old 05-29-2012, 06:51 AM   #36
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I voted I sometimes do.

Most of the time my husband does. But, we have 5 who are 6 and under and sometimes I need to step in while he does something with one of them. But, the vast majority of the time he does it. I get them dressed when they get out. He puts them to bed.
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Old 05-29-2012, 06:54 AM   #37
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We have 5 under 8. The 8 and 7yr olds take their own showers and then Dh and I have equal parts in bath duty for the younger 3. Of course Dh is army so he's gone about 3wks out of every month and I have bath duty then
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Old 05-29-2012, 07:01 AM   #38
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DH does 90% of the baby's baths and 50% of the big kid's. I almost drown ds1 when he was about a month old and I have delegated bath duty of babies ever since.
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Old 05-29-2012, 07:16 AM   #39
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I do most baths but dh works on the road. When he is home it's 50/50.
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Old 05-29-2012, 07:16 AM   #40
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DH does most of the baths. I'm with our son all day so it gives them time together and gives me a little break (although I usually use that time to pick up the house, clean up from dinner, put away laundry, stuff like that). Then usually we both get him ready for bed.

I usually only give baths if DH is out of town, or working late and our son needs one. I like giving them occasionally, it's fun.

edit: I did pretty much everything for our son for the first year, though. DH got more helpful the older our son got, but that is not flying with this new baby!
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