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When can they be left alone in the tub?

When can they be left alone in the tub?

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  • skyqueen skyqueen's Avatar 05-03-07 | 06:26 PM
  • At what age do you think you can leave the bathroom while they're taking a bath? (assuming they're in the tub alone)

    Sarah and Andrew are too old to take baths together, so they have to take them seperately. Being almost 6yrs old, Sarah is getting to the point where I think she is capable of being in the tub by herself - but I still fret when I let her be in the tub and my eye isn't on her (like if I run to the hall closet to get a towel).

    At what age should the be trusted to be in the tub without your watchful eye?
  • the_littleminx the_littleminx's Avatar 05-03-07 | 06:29 PM
  • Both our girls take a bath together, and I always leave Joey (3.5yrs) in the tub by herself when I take Jocelyn in the other room to get her dressed. I wouldn't if I could get Joc dressed in the bathroom, but there's not enough space. Joey knows she has to stay on her bottom the whole time, and she's always really good. That's not to say I leave her there for indefinate amounts of time though, only a few minutes.
  • Heidi1361 Heidi1361's Avatar 05-03-07 | 06:47 PM

  • I still bathe my two (4yrs and almost 3yrs) together. I admit I DO run downstairs/into the kitchen/into the bedroom... but I'm always back within 2-3 minutes. I don't really worry about them drowning anymore but we have a handicap grab bar on the wall above the tub (from the previous owner) which they like to HANG ON & CLIMB when I'm not watching!!

    Just like Joey & Joce's mom I will leave one or the other of them alone for 2-3 min while I get the first one settled with the PJ's they're supposed to be putting on.

    I think stuff like this also depends on the personality of the child. I worry about Andre in the tub alone more than Wes... not because he's younger... but because he's more active and gets into more trouble!!
  • skyqueen skyqueen's Avatar 05-03-07 | 07:46 PM
  • but aren't you worried they'll slip and konk their head and then drown??
  • Heidi1361 Heidi1361's Avatar 05-03-07 | 08:06 PM
  • Hmmm... my guess is that my walls (floors) are a lot thinner than yours 'cause I can hear them where ever I am in the house!! There always a dialoge going on (even when they're by themselves... they talk to the toys or sing) and if it stops that's my que to peek in!

    Last edited by Heidi1361; 05-03-07 at 08:08 PM..