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HOW do you shower?!!?

post #1 of 55
Thread Starter 
ok this is a follow up to the "when do you shower" thread. my ds is 17 MO, so he will still peacefully play in his crib while i shower, as there is no way he can be in the bathroom as he would tear everything up. this works great for now, but what happens when he's outgrown his crib? i'm hoping that will be at the same time that he is able to be in the bathroom with me & not pull toilet paper, open every drawer, lift the toilet seat, play with the plunger, etc.
post #2 of 55
They shower with me. (It's gets old sometimes)
post #3 of 55
With one in the bouncy seat (though that won't last for too much longer) and two in the shower with me. When DS was younger (around 12-18 months), I had a lock on the toilet seat cover, the toilet paper up on a shelf, child locks on the cabinets and drawers, then left him one drawer to play with and put toys in. And showered as quickly as I could.
post #4 of 55
I shower at night after DH gets home. I've always preferred to shower at night, so I don't mind.
post #5 of 55
DS baths with me in the evening and then DH takes him for me to wash my hair.
post #6 of 55
We shower all together. Sometimes I pop the kids in the bath and use the hose and shower nozzle to wash my hair over the sink, and then use a wash cloth to clean myself. It's all very luxurious.
post #7 of 55
We shower together. When I get to shower by myself, I am VERY appreciative. One of things I do is plug the drain after I'm done washing and then let bath water collect for Chunka to play in while I'm brushing teeth, hair, dressing etc in the bathroom. He likes that.
post #8 of 55
Is it possible to toddler-proof the bathroom & just let him hang out in there?
post #9 of 55
I've always showered before the kids got up. They're older now (15, 10, and 5), but I've been a single mom for the past five years, so if I didn't shower before they got up it just wasn't going to happen.
post #10 of 55
I just let him play in the bathroom or in the hallway with the door open. My son is almost two.
post #11 of 55
Thread Starter 
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Originally Posted by HappyFox05 View Post
Is it possible to toddler-proof the bathroom & just let him hang out in there?
i guess when the time comes i'll have to (at least a little)
post #12 of 55


My kids have always showered with me when they can sit upright good enough to sit in the shower.


post #13 of 55
Sometimes she showers with me. Most of the time, I just leave the bathroom door open into the living room, so she can play with her toys, watch Sesame Street, or wander in and sing to me!
post #14 of 55
We have a pack n play in our room, so I would put the baby in that with toys. Or I would put the baby in the exersaucer and put him/her in the bathroom.

Now they are almost 3 and almost 2. I lock up the kitchen and guest bath and just shower. Usually my younger one talks to me while I shower.
post #15 of 55
When DS was around 2, 2.5, we had rolling kitchen table chairs. I attached a booster to one and would drag it into the bathroom with me, put ds in it, and put several toys and/or a snack on the tray. Most days he'd play there without a fuss.

Past that age, I'd put on a half hour TV show so I could shower and get ready for the day. The majority of the time, he sat still and watched long enough for me to finish showering. I'm not a big TV fan, but it's been somewhat of a lifesaver when I need a shower!
post #16 of 55
I get up and shower before DH leaves for work.
post #17 of 55
DS showers with me, or I wait until he is napping.

The downside to showering together is I like a really HOT shower, but that can't happen with a littl one in there with me. Oh well.
post #18 of 55
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Is it possible to toddler-proof the bathroom & just let him hang out in there?
That is what I do. Our whole house is toddler proof and my one and two year old play fine throughout the house while I shower.
post #19 of 55
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Originally Posted by mytwogirls View Post
That is what I do. Our whole house is toddler proof and my one and two year old play fine throughout the house while I shower.
Yeah, that's where I was headed with that. Our one year old plays a little while I shower, but mostly she bangs on the shower door, rofl.
post #20 of 55
I shower/bath with them, or take my shower when they're sleeping - either before they wake in the morning, after they go to bed, or during a nap. (Sometimes the 12mo and 2.5yo fall asleep at the same time in the afternoon, and I can shower then. I usually end up dozing off myself instead, though! )
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