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A woman has revealed she refuses to let her husband bathe their young daughters ‘because they have different body parts’. And she believes boys she only be bathed by their dad.

The Queensland mother took to social media on Monday to discuss her ‘bath ban’ saying: ‘I just don’t feel comfortable for a man to do this’.

‘So hubby is upset with me because I have told him that I don’t (want him to) wash our two daughters in the bath or shower,’ she said.

The Queensland mother said she had no problem with her husband bathing their young son because ‘he’s a boy‘, writes Daily Mail.

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‘I just believe that girls should be getting washed by their mothers and boys get the same from their fathers,’ she said.

‘It’s just got to do with the fact that mum and daughters have the same parts, same goes for men and their sons.’

She said her husband was upset and offended by her ban.

‘Hubby thinks I think ill of him, but it’s always been this way for me,’ she said.

The woman said she didn’t want her children to ever worry about whether they were molested or not.

‘People play the “I was molested card” so very often these days, I just don’t want in any way to give my kids the chance to even think about that,’ she said.

Her post was met with mixed reactions. With many concerned she is placing stigma on something that really shouldn’t be a concern.

So even as a mum she would never bathe her own baby boy? That is terribly sad.

Last year a dad received abuse for posting a picture on social media of him and his toddler daughter taking a bath together. Read more.

Do you think she makes a good point? Or is this totally ridiculous thinking?

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  • I think the woman is living in the dark old days,it her husband after all not a stranger!

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  • This is really sad and setting the family up for gender-specific issues I would think, moving forward. Each to their own, but it’s more about what the children will learn growing up in this home.

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  • Just a thought, what happens if the mother is hospitalised for weeks due to some unforeseen circumstances. Who’s going to bathe the girls? What if they don’t have family nearby? The father should be able tom if she’s that worried be in there.

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  • This is just ridiculous and a fine example of everything becoming overly sexualised in the media, etc. Go back even 50 years and no one would have even come up with this line of thinking.

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  • I feel kind of sad for this woman that she thinks she has to protect her daughters from her husband and herself from her son. Wonder from which nationality she is from and if she maybe was molested herself.

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  • Each for there own but seriously it’s their dad sounds like she there are trust issues or something has happened to the mother if you can’t trust your husband it’s not a healthy relationship

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  • Each to their own I guess.

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  • Afraid I find this quite an odd thing to do. Having had both boys and girls, treating them the same is the best way to rear them I believe.

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  • What is going to happen if the Mum is suddenly too ill to bath her little daughter or the Dad is too ill to bath his little son? Are they going to get another relative (or a friend) of the “appropriate” sex to come and bath their child/children?

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  • So what do single parents do? Not everyone objectifies children or sexualises them.

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  • It is not my way of thinking at all – we parent equally and share all parenting duties equally. Rather sad for the dad and I can understand the upset. Possibly something to have discussed prior to having children?

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  • This is her choice and it shouldn’t matter what anyone else thinks. Maybe she is remembering something from her childhood. She is not stopping the father from having play time with his daughters, she just doesn’t want him to bathe them. I’d say let her be as she’s not hurting anyone.

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  • This is a bit ridiculous- maybe as they get older, but there really is no problem with mother’s and fathers bathing all their young kids. it’s only an issue if you make it one.

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  • Geez these articles are a nuisance. Promoting oversharing and needless outrage.

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  • “To each his own” is the saying …in this case her own but this is a situation that should be agreed to on with both parties and sadly dad does not agree, so there is a real problem.
    Clearly she has not taken into account the feelings of this poor man and the fact that he probably feels she may feel he will abuse the child,

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