Co-Bathers; When Do You Call It Quits?
“Why is my pee-pee there and Hallie’s is missing?” or “Does Hallie know she’s not a boy?”Â
To me, this is a big indicator that he’s becoming aware of his body. I figure all children hit this stage in their life around 4-7, it depends on the child, of course. The only communication we seem to have on a regular basis with our son about his private parts is not dressing in front of a window. He doesn’t seem to understand that there are people who can see him and that his privates are called that for a reason. For him, it’s just another way to be excited and show his innocence during his phallic stage.
Soon, he will be wanting his privacy. I think that will be the way we know he’ll be taking his baths alone. He’ll debunk the duel bathing and opt for his “me-time.” I just hope that won’t be too soon because it’s so much easier to bathe them as a team!!
When did your child say they wanted to bathe alone or ask for privacy?
Kristi Gilbert also known as The Robot Mommy started blogging after successfully getting her son to eat by talking like a robot. She then transformed into said robot and has been writing about her family’s adventures ever since. Inspired by her infant daughter, imaginative toddler son and supportive husband, she documents life as she knows it: chaotic, coffee soaked and filled with awesomeness.