Bath before bed or in the morning?

Brooke - posted on 01/27/2010 ( 8 moms have responded )

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Does it help baby sleep better with a bath before bed or should i give one when he wakes up? And is it ok to give two baths a day?

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Kristen - posted on 03/06/2010

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I give my daughter a bath at night because it is also my bedtime routine. I use the bed time bath that is lavender and put the bed time lotion that as well is lavender. Then she gets her bottle at night and believe it or not she sleeps a full 11 hours a night. But sometimes depending on how breakfast goes she sometimes gets a bath in the morning. It all depends on you and you baby.

Tarsha - posted on 02/13/2010

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hello, i have 4 boys and most days they have a shower in morning bath at night their ages are 6, 5, 3 and 7months..somtimes the boys wet the bed and i like to make sure they are clean and i dont like the nappy smell in the morning (on bubs) so we shower in mornings and bath at night which helps to relax and gets them clean!!! mum and dad usually shower twice a day 2!! and my boys skin dont dry out or anything its good!!! :)!

Taylor - posted on 02/12/2010

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I agree with Nikki and Melissa. We give her a bath at night and it relaxes her and sets up the routine Melissa mentioned. Every other day a full bath with soap. On the days no soap we let her sit in warm water for a few minutes to relax her.

Nikki - posted on 01/31/2010

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they say it's best to give babies baths every other day, it's not good for their skin to bathe them so often

everyone i know bathes their baby at night, but i bathe him in the morning because I find a bath wakes my son up he is so much more playful and alert after and when we did them at night he would never go to bed, but that's just him, most babies find it soothing at night, test it out and see what works better for yours

Melissa - posted on 01/27/2010

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I give mine a bath before bed. I do this because it is part of our bedtime routine. Having a routine before bed helps them sleep, but not necessarily because it involved a bath. Some people say the bath will help their child wind down, I haven't noticed that. It doesn't really matter what time of day, if you want to bathe in the morning go right ahead. Most just do it at night to keep a good sleep routine. I personally wouldn't give two baths a day, but my son's skin dries out so much after a bath.

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