I didn't see the big dealio. A friend baths with her baby in the tub. How about you? With or without the kids?
Do you bathe or shower at the same time with your child?
I guess we'll stop when someone doesn't want to do it anymore.
After I had my daughter, I felt like so little of me still belonged TO ME. Bringing her in the bathroom with me felt dehumanizing. I held her, rocked her, walked her, was covered in her poo or pee or vomit every other minute of the day (and night, had to hold her and sleep upright in a chair for the first six months) - bathroom time was JUST FOR ME.
The good side of this is that I never had a toddler banging on the door while I tried to use the bathroom or shower in peace because she never assumed she had any right to be in there with me. When I hear friends talk about how they haven't peed without an audience in years, I cringe. For a long time, it was the only moment of peace I could get.
I don't take baths with kids because there's no room : ) And that's their play time..but showers yes! My DD and DS cram in with me, hog the water, and draw silly monsters on the shower door when the water steams up. I honestly don't mind because I get a long nice shower, and they get clean and it wastes less water. We do it every week.
I like to drag dd in the shower with me so I can give her hair a good wash. I can't kneel and she doesn't do a great job (decent, but not great) so we do it occasionally. She would love to still get in the bath with me, but she's too long!
I always thought it was just easier to bring them in the tub. Wash tiny baby, wrap in towels on the floor, wash self and carry on. Much easier than filling the baby bath and since I literally can not lean over a tub, it was just easiest.