shoud i bath my baby everynight?
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Shakira - posted on 12/29/2009
I give my boy a bath every night then massage him with some calming lotion and so far that has not lead to any dry skin on him. As long as you use lotion after the bath I would think it would be fine. His bath is part of his bedtime routine as well.
Annie - posted on 12/29/2009
I wash my son 4 times a week. Just started doing that because he has started some solid food. But before he started solid food it was 3 times a week with oilatum in the bath. Oilatum keeps skin soft and moisturised. Rather have a soft baby than a sore baby with bad skin. Dont wash a baby every day, the doctors tell you not to. They dont get dirty like we do.
Marcie - posted on 12/18/2009
HEY IVE BEEN BATHING MY SON EVEYDAY SINCE HIS UMBILICAL CAME OFF. HE IS NOW 3 MONTHS AND IT IS PART OF HIS ROUTINE. HE GETS HIS BATH AROUND 8 THAN HAS BOTTLE AND FALLS ASLEEP. HE LOVES HIS BATH..I USE AVEENO WASH AND LOTION AND HIS SKIN IS SO SOFT
Alika - posted on 12/18/2009
i bathe my son everyday and have since he was a like 6 weeks old. In fact that's the only way he will sleep at night now. If you do bathe everyday make sure you use a moisturizing lotion so her skin doesnt dry out. Use like creamy baby oil or something like that.
Katie - posted on 12/17/2009
I've just begun bathing everyday - at 13 weeks, always massaging her afterwoods with some baby lotion, and i live in tropical QLD in Australia where it gets really hot and humid, and have had no problems at all with her skin...
Tamara - posted on 12/17/2009
Hi samantha, i think bathing is an individual thing like everything and you are the best judge as bubs mum. i personally bath my daughter every day as we live in the tropics and i find if i dont she gets bad heat rash etc and redness in her chubby folds LOL. i use bathing as part of my bed routine so usually zahara will have a feed a bath and then a massage and then bedtime. my partner and i take it in turns to bath and i let him wash her hair on his nights. i was also advised in hospital if their skin is a little dry to give a massage with sorbolene before the bath and this can help. i also alternate the wash i use on my bub and sometimes dont use any wash just water. on the occasions when time doesnt allow me to bath ie we are out for the evening i give her a wash down using a flannell. but ultimately do what is best for you and your bub.
Bethan - posted on 12/17/2009
I bathe my 3 month old every other day with baby wash and then once shes dry massage her with some baby cream, this seems to work well for her and she enjoys it. I havent experienced any problems with her skin so far.