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Typical Development of Bathing and Grooming Skills

It is important to remember that all children develop at different rates. Below are some general guidelines for how most children develop bathing and grooming skills, as well as some of the reasons that parents might ask for help when it comes to bathing and grooming.

Between 1 and 2 years of age, your child may:

Between 2 and 3 years of age, your child may:

Between 3 and 4 years of age, your child may:

Between 5 and 6 years of age, your child may:

Between 7 and 9 years of age, your child may:

By 10 years of age, your child may:

 When to Ask for Help

You may want to ask for help from an occupational therapist when: