Bath Every Night?
Brooke - posted on 06/24/2009
Since we brought our daughter home we have given her a bath every night, we have to use soap every bath as well cause she spits up a lot, by the end of the day she has it all built up in her neck and she smells really bad.She has her bath at 9:30pm, a bottle, cuddles and then bed at 10:30.. she sleeps until 8:30am..
Ashley - posted on 06/21/2009
I was giving my son a bath every night part of his night time routine. The Dr said to stop b/c he was getting really dry skin! I would only use soap every other night but he was still dry! So he get's a bath every other night. He loves bath time and it soothes him so much!
Nicole - posted on 06/21/2009
I also bath my little girl every night. I use soap and shampoo every night too. After her bath we use LOTS of lotion and she hasn't had any issues yet (we've been doing this for about 3 months now). It's a huge help with the nighttime routine. She knows after he bath that she gets a bottle and then it's bedtime. It works great!!!
With my first son I would always give him a bath every night. In order not to overdry his skin...you don't have to use soap all the time...just water is fine too. I found having a nighttime bath helped with his bedtime routine and he still has the same routine. He is now 2 yrs old and with my twin boys born in Jan 09, it's a bit harder to bath all 3 of them. Zackary will get his bath but I dont' always bath the twins every night. If she loves it go for it :)
Kathleen - posted on 06/17/2009
We've been giving our baby girl a bath every night as part of her routine since she started daycare at 8 weeks - so 12 weeks now - without putting on lotion, and just last week her face got all red and splotchy and a little swollen. Ped said it was dry skin and that it was okay to bathe her every night but to only use soap every other day and put eucerin on her face afterwards. Cleared up in a couple days... Ped said it was b/c of the high humidity lately (which doesn't make sense to me but whatever). So, try it, see if it works, and then back off either soap or the whole thing if your little girl's skin doesn't like it.
I give my babe a bath every night and she loves it! She seems to sleep better after a bath and knows that it's bed time. On the rare occasion that I don't give her one, she seems a little bit more fussy. I use Avenno soap, wash her hair every other night (she has A LOT of hair) and make sure to put on lots of lotion so she doesn't dry out. Other than that, I say that if she likes it, then you should continue!
Ally - posted on 06/17/2009
Do whatever works! But, as PP said, I wouldn't use soap every night, it can dry that delicate skin out. If it still seems too dry you can put a little olive oil in the bath water--it absorbs into the skin nicely. I get in the tub with my baby (he gets a bath twice a week-ish, sometimes less), we have a fun time!
Brydget - posted on 06/17/2009
We do a bath every night, Willow loves it so much and it is just part of our night routine. She is too big for baby baths and we didn't want to be filling a big bath all the time so we went out a bought a plastic container designed for storing stuff under the bed. It is good because it is big but not too deep and she is able to splash around and kick and have load of fun getting Mummy all wet!
Terri - posted on 06/16/2009
I just started bathing my daughter every night compared to every other night...we live in Florida and lately it's been in the mid 90's so I'm sure she feels sticky gross like we do at the end of the day. She is getting very strong wiggly in the tub tho, anybody else have a problem with that??
Andrea - posted on 06/16/2009
If she likes it then I would continue! My daughter hates bath time and she has very dry skin so she gets it 2 times a week...If she gets more than that her skin gets even dryer than normal...so I don't see a problem with bathing every other night if she loves it! :D Besides she has a routine she follows and knows when it is bedtime...She sleeps 12 hours a night so a bath wouldn'T have made her sleep any better that she aleady does..Oh and i do "spunge bath" Her everyday just bathtime is 2 times a week! :D
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