At what age is it appropriate to give your child privacy in the bathroom/shower/bath tub?
I would say around the age of 8 years old. Boys usually request privacy before girls. You can start giving them privacy by allowing them to take a shower or bath with the bathroom door slightly closed. No further than half way at first. Periodically check on them. I say by the time they are 10 or 11 allow them to close the bathroom door all the way. Children typically sing to themselves while they are in the shower so if you get to worrying about them you can put your ear up to the door.
When they start asking for it. My son started asking for "pie-see" when he was on the toilet at about 2 1/2 years old. He was about three when he first started asking for it while in the bath, so I'd sit right around the corner outside the door so I could still hear if he slipped or had any other issues. Now he's 6 and has been taking baths entirely on his own for about a year, including drawing his own water. My daughter is not yet to the age where she can be out of sight in the bath, so no idea there . What I have gathered from my own experience and from watching other parents is that it is a very individual thing and depends on each child's preferences, as well as their ability to do things for themselves.
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