Hi, I have been showering with my son since he was about two months old, and it was safe for me to do so (told by pediatrician it was safe), and he is now 15 months old. I do this to save time, and it’s a lot safer seeing as me, and he lives alone, so I don’t want to leave him out by himself while I shower. Tackles two birds with one stone. However, he has begun to recognize his own body and says “peepee” whenever he is undressed. He has not once said anything about my body and hardly pays attention to me in the shower because he’s playing the whole time, but I realize he may be starting to recognize his body parts and possibly will start recognizing we don’t have the same parts eventually and was wondering when you guys stopped bathing/showering with your kids (if you ever did)?
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I only ever showered with my daughter and stopped when she was like five. But it wasn’t a regular thing is was only every once in a while. I stopped bathing my oldest girl and my son together when he realized they were different. Maybe if you want to quit showering with him you should just shut the door and keep him in the bathroom with you?
My son is 3 we still shower together he asked where my willy was once I told him I’m a girl and I have a Minnie and that was the end of it. I would say maybe when he is 5
Why is it an issue if he does? It’s your body, it’s nothing to be ashamed of
Kids are 10 girl, 6 boy and 3 girl I still shower with them and they still bathe together I’ll let my 10 year old decide when she’s ready to stop getting into the bath with her siblings and I have started teaching my 6 year old how to shower by himself and the 3 year old is a free range bather, meaning if she hears the water running 9 times out of 10 she’s getting in with whoever’s in there.
I have showered with my son many times. He is now 3 and really don’t do it anymore. He has started picking up on “boobs” and such. He is aware boys and girls have different parts. When he mentioned it I explained it to him at a toddler level. Although I know some that still do shower or get naked with their kids around. Really it’s up to the parent and what they are comfortable with. Today’s society is way to sexualized and people are shunned. Do what you are comfortable with. Stop now if you want or shower till 5 no harm no foul I say
3 years when i stopped with my son. Yes he will start questioning your body but its only natural. How else is he meant to learn about different bodies? X
Um I stopped bathing with my son when he said that he wanted my vagina instead of his penis at 2 1/2 years old
Either when he recognizes the difference ot about 3-6 months before he starts school (so he can get the concept of knocking and privacy down and put it into practice)
I quit showering with my son when I was rinsing out my hair with my head back and eyes closed and he poked me in the vagina with his finger. I was mortified. He was two then. He’s twelve now. I’m going to tell him this story tonight, then he’ll be mortified.
My sons 3 and we still shower together, I was asked where my willy was and just told him boys have Willie’s and girls have Minnie’s he just said “oh, but everyone has bums? And nipples?” although we are a very open family!
He’s still just a baby, with mine was around 4 when we started teaching the anatomical words for our body parts, when we started teaching them about good/negative touching (when they were starting prek) daycare
My son showered with me till about 3.5 when he got curious I explained to him about body parts. And how boys and girls are made different.
My little boy is almost 6 and we stopped taking showers and baths together when he was about 4. Just depends what yall are comfortable with. I’m very comfortable with nudity, kids have never cared either way although my girls are also very comfortable with their bodies.
I agree with the other moms. But if you are worried then close him in the bathroom and turn on a cell phone with his favorite show.
You teach him what a penis is you let him know it’s safe for him to touch and play with, don’t be weird don’t seualise it, I’m always naked around my son he’s almost three and he couldn’t care about my body cause I didn’t make a big deal
You shower and get on with it
It’s so flipping important teaching your kids about body safety the correct terms and analogy’s of it what’s right and wrong don’t shadow them !
Never have but my mom did with my till I was at least 8 probably. And my brother maybe 4 tops i think
Omg I read it quickly and saw 15 and I almost had a heart attack lol I see it’s months
Honestly I think you have a while. I never showered with my daughters but I know my almost 4 yr old recognizes boys the girls have different parts. Shes been in daycare for a while and they have toilets for both boys and girls to use in the room so its inevitable lol. The best was when I caught her trying to pee standing up.