When the child can sit alone in the bathtub, it’s time for him to learn how to take a bath by himself. Praise and reward the child’s efforts in taking a bath by himself.
1. Make bathing fun. When you bathe your child, you should play with him, laugh and call his name. Don’t be silent like washing a dirty bottle. Children can be asked to sing and play games while taking a bath. At the same time, children can be told how to take a bath by themselves. You have to check the baby after washing. When the child grows up, let him put shampoo on himself. When taking a bath, you can also lift the water on the child’s face to make him play, which also prepares him for Learning Games in the future.
2. Respect children’s developing self-awareness and independence. A child must understand the hidden parts of his body. Teach older children to wash these places like other parts. If the older child takes privacy seriously, respect his ideas. The father washes the boy’s hair and the mother washes the girl’s. Families with single parents can let their children wear swimsuits to learn how to take a bath.
3. Let the child take a bath by himself. If possible, encourage your child to take a bath by himself. When a 2-year-old or 3-year-old takes a bath, you should sit by and talk to him or read him a story. Although generally speaking, children before the age of four or five can not take a bath by themselves, there is no clear age limit on when children can take a bath safely. When a child can take a bath on his own depends on the level of sitting, the coordination of his body and whether he is careful.