Both my kids started to take their own bath at around 6 years old. For my girl, she is doing a good job. Maybe girl are more particular with cleanliness. But for my boy, the best word to describe him will be MANDI KERBAU !
My boy hates to bath even when he was young. During his toddler years, I have a hard time to get him into the bathroom. Usually, he will ended up crying. When he entered kindergarten, nothing changed. He can wear his uniform from morning till evening (till the time we came back home from work). MIL who was taking care of them can't do anything as he just refused to bath. Every time when MIL asked him to bath, my girl will be the first to ran to the bathroom instead.
Now, he is in his primary years and yet, nothing changed ! Every time when we reached home after work, he will still be in his uniform. Imagine, wearing that uniform from 7am till 6pm !!!!!
By the time he saw us home, he will only moved his butt slowly to the bathroom. Getting him to take his bath is one tough task, but worst was, he bath F1 style. So fast that you can't even imagine how he did it ! I wondered if he ever used the soap but he insisted that he did.
No. I did not let him go so easily. I will forced him back into the bathroom, stood at the door and see him bath instead. No choice but I want to make sure he bath properly from head to toes. Sometimes, he did a good job, but sometimes, he need to be pushed a little bit. Sigh....boy oh boy....... Do all boys hate to bath ?