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August 3rd, 2009, 05:29 PM
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We had some of the kids sharing a bath since they like to play and take LONG baths but now they are getting older and it's not such a great idea to have them sharing. We've moved to showers for the older kids for time sake but I know there has to be a better way... Suggestions? What is your bath time regime for your large family?
Gabby, bio-mom to 4 under 11, step-mom to 3 adult children, (step)grandmom to 8 under 8. Therapeutic foster parent with 2-3 open beds, but not for long!
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August 4th, 2009, 05:30 AM
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Well - I only have four.

The two boys will bathe together. Sometimes my 6 yo demands a shower and not a bath.

My 9 yo will shower herself.
My 15 yo showers herself (obviously) and stays in there for about an hour. LOL

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August 4th, 2009, 06:44 AM
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My kids are 4 1/2 (girl), 3 (boy), and 1 1/2 (girl.) We decided that we wanted our oldest dd to start bathing separetly from her brother, and so usually I bathe her in my bathtub while dh washes the younger two in the main bathroom. Then they all get dressed and ready for bed at the same time. They all like to play for quite a while and have ducks, cups, and sometimes bubbles in there with them. If my dh isn't home in the evening I usually still put all three of them into one tub - it is just too hard for me to keep the baby out when it isn't her turn otherwise, lol. None of mine take showers yet. DD#1 is terrified of them...the other two don't care but I feel like they are so short that the water doesn't reach them. I suppose I will get one of those detachable shower heads eventually.
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August 4th, 2009, 11:14 AM
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My kids are Gabriela 15, Justice 7, Skylar 5, Dakota 5, Bailey 2 1/2, Rebekah 1 1/2, Cadence 7 months, Piper 7 months. Gabriela showers by herself. Skylar, Dakota and sometimes Rebekah have a bath together. Cadence and Piper are now having a bath together. When Rebekah doesn't go with the older girls she ether has one with Piper and Cadence or with Bailey. Bailey and Justice sometimes bath together and sometimes Justice baths by himself. When Justice and Bailey bath together Justice Helps Bailey wash and I praise him for being such a big help so I can get the other kids ready. We do not have set time for bath time but I do tend to make it more at night.
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