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How to Teach Your Kids to Do The Laundry - #ChurchandDwight

We start out this 'parenting' gig by doing everything for our kids. We often have the best intentions (for us all to survive!), but it can be easy to forget that at some point the children will have to learn how to do all of the things for themselves.

Doing the laundry is one of those things.

Sigh.

One of the best things you can do is to... Start them young.


Most 5 year olds can assist with each step, now that most washers and dryers are front loaders. Explain why you are doing the things you do and they will slowly learn the process for themselves. 


A 9 - 10 year old child should be able to do their own laundry with little supervision, while a teenager should be able to handle this task with ease (though it may ellicit grumbles).

Create a child-friendly washing area.


Organize your laundry products where the child can reach and use them, but where they are still up and away from any younger children. Because Beebo and Xman are still in that 9 - 11 year old stage, we have been using O…

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