Mother defends taking baths with her 10 and 11-year-old sons

A mother has defended her choice to take baths with her 10 and 11-year-old sons, saying it’s ‘really natural’.

Lauren Libbert appeared on ITV’s This Morning opposite hosts Holly Willoughby and Phillip Schofield, where she described how she takes baths with her sons at least once a week.

Speaking on the show about her lifestyle, Lauren said: ‘‘If they’re happy with it, then we’ll have a bath together maybe once a week. This isn’t a big issue in our house at all, it’s something we’ve been doing for years.

‘It’s something which is really enjoyable. I’ve got a very tiny bathroom but we’ll all scooch together sometimes, the three of us. Sometimes we’ll just read a magazine, or sometimes we’ll just chat. We can be in there for 20 minutes or so. And we have no issues with that at all.

‘We’ve been doing it for a long time, my boys are very comfortable with me being naked, with them being naked. It’s something we do in the house which is very normal.’

Asked if she was surprised by the outraged reaction,’ Lauren replied: ‘I think it’s really natural. What can be more natural than wandering around, in the privacy of your own home obviously, and being naked? Being what we were born with?

‘This is nothing to be ashamed of. This is just us being very natural, very happy. In fact a lot of the time we’re not even talking about it.’

She added: ‘I can’t see any reason why this would be wrong. What is shameful about our own bodies? Why should we be hiding it from each other?’