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19th Dec 2017

Mum admits she won’t let husband bathe their daughters

'I just don't feel comfortable for a man to do this.'

Anna O'Rourke

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Where do you stand on this?

A mum has admitted that she doesn’t want her husband bathing their daughters.

In a Facebook post originally spotted by Mail Online, the anonymous mum from Queensland, Australia, wrote that she didn’t like the idea of a man washing them, even though he is their dad.

She argued bath time should be divided along gender lines.

“I just don’t feel comfortable for a man to do this,” she told her online friends.

I don’t have any issues with him bathing our son… I just believe that girls should be getting washed by their mothers and boys get the same for their fathers.”

She put it down to the fact that mums and daughters have the “same parts,” as do men and their sons.

Her husband was unhappy and offended by this stance, she added, but she was firm in her opinion.

Parenting is different for each family but we were quite put-off by what she went on to say.

She admitted she’s worried letting her husband wash the young girls could have an impact in the future.

“It’s always been this way for me with how 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.”

Commenters on the post were fairly divided – some thought she was right to be concerned, while others thought she had gone too far.

One even accused her of “sexualising bath time.”


Where do you stand – should gender play a role in bath time? Have your say in the Facebook comments or on Twitter.