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My daughter is 5 & I still bathe her and wash her hair. Is she old enough to start taking a shower by herself?

Looking for tips to help her make the transition!

Asked By: therojoman - 2/25/2009
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at 5 my daughter was taught to shower and wash hair by herself. It was first trial run, so it was all new. well since i wasnt washing her hair anymore within a month and half she got lice. I know it wasnt from her crappy wash jobs, it was that i wasnt on top of her cleaning schedule and then ididnt realize it... More
Answered By: AlwaysRight - 2/25/2009
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My daughter is 6 and she bathes and washes her own hair....just not very well. I often have to rerinse her hair as she doesn't do a very good job of getting all the suds out. She still takes a bath as well. When she was 4 she took showers, but then decided to go back to baths. I wish i could get her to take a... More
Answered By: Lisa - 2/25/2009
 
Yes... More
Answered By: c c - 2/25/2009
 
My daughter has been taking her own baths since she turned 4, she wouldn't have it any other way. However, she's not your typical 5 year old, she is very meticulous. She actually does a better job than my 11 year old in the bath. I would start letting your daughter do her own thing but just make sure she is getting... More
Answered By: Steven B - 2/25/2009
 
My youngest is 6 1/2 and I still wash her too. My older daughter is 9 and she does an ok job. I still don't think she washes her hair thoroughly though. My 6 year old is good about washing her body but I think I will still have to wash her for at least another few months. I would have your daughter watch you when... More
Answered By: Sharon - 2/25/2009
 
yea. my 3 year old brother does eveything by himself it helps them to become independent
Answered By: Maleeyah O - 2/25/2009
 
I had my kids start washing their bodies themselves in the bath when they were 2. When they were 3 I taught them to wash their hair. At 4 they shower and wash independently... More
Answered By: proud_mom@rocketmail.com - 2/25/2009
 
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