A flurry of Twitter activity this morning has led to this impromptu post – A Dad had contacted OnlyDads to say that he had received an inflammatory letter from his wife’s solicitor (they are getting divorced) accusing him of bathing with his three year old daughter. As he told me on the phone – “I do that sometimes – what is wrong with that?”
So the question is, at what age do you stop bathing your children?
Facts – I was still jumping into the bath on occasions with my two daughters up until they were three maybe four.
My 11 y/o now bathes alone – but is still frequently asking me to wash her hair, and/or wrap her up in a towel afterwards. I do so. Without fear and without hesitation. I imagine at the first signs of puberty those requests will stop. But until then I will carry on…
…For the last two years my 14 y/o has turned the bathroom into Fort Knox. I imagine barricades and all sorts being pushed against the door to stop me or her sister accidently disturbing her ablutions. This request for privacy is, of course, respected.
The views expressed on Twitter this morning were a mixed bag (as always). I can’t help but feel the “rules” might be different for Mums than Dads. It will be interesting to find out…what do you think is an appropriate age to stop bathing your children?