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Old 10-11-2012, 09:32 PM   #11
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My almost 5 year old son has just stated being in the bathroom/bathtub alone for a few mins at a time, he took swim lessons throughout the whole summer. I would rather be in there still because then there is less water being used and it stays in the tub, he would rather I stay in there so we can play with his bath toys lol. My older son 8 takes showers in my bathroom now, so he does it all alone w/ the bathroom door shut. I don't think I ever left him alone when he was little.

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Old 10-11-2012, 09:34 PM   #12
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http://www.mypreciouskid.com/toddler-bath-safety.html

We have a tub handle to help little ones get in and out. I feel a lot safer with it there. I got it at our children's hospital, but it is similar to this one.
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Old 10-11-2012, 09:44 PM   #13
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I started at 2 with both of them. Door is open, I'm in the next room putting things away, can hear completely and would be checking in. They are now 5 and 2 and bathe together mostly. They have never been standers and would tell me when they wanted to get out instead of doing it themselves.
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Old 10-11-2012, 09:47 PM   #14
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My ods started when he was about 3.5 I am always within hearing/talking distance and routinely talk to him to make sure he is ok.
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Old 10-11-2012, 09:52 PM   #15
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Re: Unsupervised Bathing

So variable.... Our house is small, which means I can hear them from anywhere. So I occasionally leave my 3 year old unattended for just a minute. But I would think closer to 5 if it was farther away than that...
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Old 10-11-2012, 09:59 PM   #16
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I'm paranoid... my youngest atm is 6 and she just started bathing alone with the door open this year.
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Old 10-11-2012, 11:10 PM   #17
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I bathe both of my kids at the same time, and I'm always present (they are 4 and 2). That is mostly because my 2yo is a clumsy busy-body and I'm worried about him standing up and slipping or falling backwards (he has done this before). The 4yo I would trust by herself though, with me in the laundry room nearby.
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Old 10-12-2012, 12:22 AM   #18
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I've let DS bathe without direct supervision since a month or two before he turned two. He just sits in his 2" of water and plays and sings or chats with me, and I check on him often while putting laundry away. It doesn't happen often since I bathe him and DD together most of the time, but I have no qualms about it.
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Old 10-12-2012, 03:47 AM   #19
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Re: Unsupervised Bathing

I think I started at about 3 or 4. I'm more than 6 steps away, but still within hearing distance- my children both like to sit and play in the tub so they are pretty loud. I do have to pop in and out though to make sure they actually wash themselves with soap, or else they will just play and sit in the water.
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Old 10-12-2012, 03:53 AM   #20
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id say 3 with the door open and very shallow water. DD has been showering alone since she was about 2.
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