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At what age do you stop taking a bath with your child? My 3 year old & I were in the bath together and suddenly he reached out to my chest and said “mumma, your lungs are outside, mine are inside my body” I was so embarrassed! I told him that those were my breasts and that grown ups have slightly different body parts. I normally take a quick shower before him and sit in the tub with him, as that’s our bonding time. I was wearing underpants so thankfully he didn’t notice my non-existant penis

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Well.. my husband stopped when my son mentioned that daddy has a beard on his face and down there too 😳.. nothing to be embarrassed about.. you live and learn 😝

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Don’t be embarrassed. My mom is big on shaming so I am sensitive to it and trying to teach my kids differently. You can stop now but there is nothing wrong with your body or his, so don’t make it a taboo. My 4yo girl and 7yo boy were fascinated by their nipples (they did joint bath) and other body parts. I was like - look, you have them, I have them. It’s not a big deal. Nothing funny - but the call them nimples and get it confused with dimples lol

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Don’t be embarrassed! I don’t bathe with my 3 yo, but I am breastfeeding my baby so he sees my bare boobs and nipples all the time and used to be fascinated and want to see them. I just explained to him very matter of fact that they are my nipples and mommies’ bodies make milk for babies from their breasts. Now he’s not interested anymore. I agree with the other posters, I tried to be very factual bc I grew up with a mom who was big on shame and that still affects me today!

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I think the childhood psychology types books will say when you start feeling at all weird about it, its probably time to stop. But I think it’s all about your own family choice 🤷‍♀️

My 2 yr old has been commenting on my boobs or vagina any time he sees me even partially naked. One of his first words was “boobs” along with “baby” because im pregnant. We bathe naked together maybe once a month & he points and calls things by their name and we move on. Its just another stage of learning in my opinion. Just like hair, toes, and arms.

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