Stop Supervising Bath Time

Discussion in 'Toddler & Pre-School' started by Apen2009, Jan 30, 2011.

  1. Apen2009

    Apen2009 Well-Known Member

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    My LO is only 2.5 y/o so I know I'm a long way off to stop supervising bath time. . . which is fine. . I love our little bath routine :)

    But I can't help but wonder, as she splashes around in there, when does one allow a child to take a bath without constant supervision? It seems a scary thing to transition out of but I imagine a 10y/o will be fine with out me there . . hahaha. . But is a 6y/o or a 5y/o. .. I realize some of this depends on the child but I was wondering what other Moms where doing. . .
     
  2. special_kala

    special_kala love my bugs

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    I'd guess at 5/6 with the door open
     
  3. LittleLady04

    LittleLady04 Mum of 4

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    My daughter was 5 in October and I have just started letting her have baths without me there. She leaves the bathroom door open and sings to herself so that I know she's ok. I must say though, she is a VERY mature 5 year old, I can't see me allowing my dd2 to do this when she's 5. xxx :flower:
     
  4. amie-leigh

    amie-leigh Mummy To Princess Morgan

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    i think it depends on the child my cousin is 5 in may and i dont think he will be having baths unsupervised until he leaves home :haha: he throws him self about and dunks his head under constantly
     
  5. nanomey

    nanomey Well-Known Member

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    my 6 year old baths without constant supervision - i will run the bath and help her get in etc, i also wash her hair for her but i will leave her to sit in there unattended and play and have done since about 5.5 but always with the door open and ill keep shouting ''is everything ok!'' or sticking my head in the bathroom lol, and i dont let her get out alone - she has to call me to help her get out!
    :)
     
  6. future_numan

    future_numan Mommy to 4 girls & 1 boy

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    I allowed the girls to start bathing alone ( with the door cracked open) when they were about 5 yrs old. We live in a single floor home so I could easily hear them in the bath and was able to "just" walk by to check on them from time to time.
     
  7. smelly07

    smelly07 Mummy of 2 girls & wifey

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    snap :thumbup:
     
  8. babe2ooo

    babe2ooo mum to Jack

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    jacks 2.5 and sometimes i will leave him for a sec while i get something from my bedroom which is next door, i wouldnt leave him for longer but i can hear everything hes doing and stuff. but yeah 5 seems a good age
     

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