How often do you bathe your baby?

Chandra - posted on 02/21/2009 ( 40 moms have responded )

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My little boy is almost 14 weeks now, and we do baths 2x a week. What do others do??

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Wissem - posted on 02/22/2009

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every morning with some exception when I am busy or tired.after the bath he fall asleep. I put some johson baby oil in the water to avoid dryness.

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Cherrie - posted on 11/09/2011

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before 8weeks. I bath my son every 2nd or 3rd day, after that I have bath him every night as his bed time routin. he is now 20months, still sticking to this every night

Trish - posted on 11/03/2011

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Daily. No soap or cleanser, just water. usually after lunch - she's been self-feeding since I stopped nursing - the bath is the only way to remove banana from hair, smushed veggies between fingers....bath-time is fun-time for her, and I get to blow dry my hair while she bathes! Bonus! :-)

Jennifer - posted on 03/12/2009

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2-3 times a week.  This is best especially if you child has sensitive skin.

Becky - posted on 03/11/2009

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We give little man a bath 1-2 times a week. Unless he decides to make a mess of himself. He does get  wiped down everyday.

Shannon - posted on 03/09/2009

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We were doing every other day...but now we do every night and it helps let her know that it's bedtime and time to settle in for the night!

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Mine gets a wipe down every day, neck, knees, hands, behind the ears. Then a real bath once or twice a week.

Kristi - posted on 03/09/2009

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Quoting Julieta:

about 2x a week. With my first son it was daily, but I realized that that probably did not help with his constant dry skin. Babies don't really "get dirty," so 2x a week is all I generally do with my daughter.


Exactly ... when he does get gucky, of course he is bathed ... but a good washcloth wash is great most of the time!

Julieta - posted on 03/09/2009

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about 2x a week. With my first son it was daily, but I realized that that probably did not help with his constant dry skin. Babies don't really "get dirty," so 2x a week is all I generally do with my daughter.

Kasey - posted on 03/09/2009

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Both of my children take baths every night.  Bedtime routine, it helps them calm down too.

Kristi - posted on 03/09/2009

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Quoting Lesley-anne:

for all you mammy's who have tots with dry skin there is a great bath formula called oilatum junior for babies with dry skin my little one has eczema on his forhead and this helps loads, it actually goes into the bath water its an emolient and makes the water a little oily to stop them drying out another thing i try is to use a pump action moisturiser also made by oilatum the junior part. hope this helps anyone!!!


I will see if I can find those where I live! Thanks!

Lesley-anne - posted on 03/09/2009

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for all you mammy's who have tots with dry skin there is a great bath formula called oilatum junior for babies with dry skin my little one has eczema on his forhead and this helps loads, it actually goes into the bath water its an emolient and makes the water a little oily to stop them drying out another thing i try is to use a pump action moisturiser also made by oilatum the junior part. hope this helps anyone!!!

Kristi - posted on 03/08/2009

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I wish I could bathe my son every night. He loves baths totally, but that darned dry skin! We have a great bedtime routine, it just doesn't include a bath most nights!

Jessica - posted on 03/08/2009

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I bathe my son every night as part of his nighttime routine.  Once he gets his bath he knows that a bottle and bedtime are just around the corner for him.  He loves bath time and really relaxes and seems to enjoy it.

Cassidy - posted on 03/07/2009

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Talon gets a bath every night before bed. It's the nightly ritual, bath, boob, bed. And he sleeps through the night. We go to bed late though and he'll let us sleep til 10. Helps being self employed and able to be on our own schedule instead of someone elses.

Sandra - posted on 03/05/2009

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the twins get 1 to 2 baths a week. Both can get REALLY dry skin so the few the baths the better. We do make sure they get wiped down every night (around the neck) but not a full on bath.

Kristi - posted on 03/05/2009

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We bathe him (I mean full, in the water bath) once to twice a week. He has dry skin. I use a cloth over his body once a day, or once every other day!

Carrie - posted on 03/05/2009

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I try to bathe every day. I have to make sure I wash her face every day or she breaks out and she gets cradle cap if she misses shampoos.

Emily - posted on 02/25/2009

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I bath my little girl every other day, with top and tails between. She's 14 weeks now and loves the bath but she gets bad eczema so I have to be careful what I use on her. The lavender baby bedtime bath from Johnson and Johnson is really good and doesn't affect her at all. Just stay positive and do what you can, your baby will love you for it :-)

Bárða Eyðbjørg - posted on 02/24/2009

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Once a day, almost every morning. He throws up a lot, so nice to get him washed. He loves it + he sleeps for hours after

Siobhan - posted on 02/24/2009

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We were bathing every third day but now that he is more active, drooling and putting his hands into his mouth all day we go with every other day and that is working well.

Lesley-anne - posted on 02/24/2009

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i bathe my little man every night just before he has his last feed he knows it is bed time and it helps to settle him down i think this prepared him to know it was bedtime and he began sleeping through the night at just 4 weeks old he is 12 weeks old now

Yvonne - posted on 02/23/2009

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We bathe Hannah every other night b/c our doctor said that everyday would dry her skin right out. Today, she spit up majorly and it was when she was lying down so it was all in her hair, clothes, etc. Hence, EMERGENCY bathtime! Normally we try to stick to the nighttime bath ritual though for routine (bath, book, and sleep).

Jen - posted on 02/23/2009

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I bathe my 3 month old every other day. His skin started drying out, and I thought it was from using Aveeno baby bath wash, so we switched to Gaia Organic bath wash and his skin isn't dry anymore and he LOVES bath night! (We use the "Baby Spa" Bathtub - greatest tub ever invented! :)

Mary - posted on 02/22/2009

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Every other night...I would do it every night, because she LOVES bath time, but dry skin is an issue for her. We're on the soap-free, fragrance-free regimen (Aveeno baby), & I lube her up with cream afterwards. On non bath nights we have naked baby time & I do wipe her off with a damp washcloth, and then lube her up, which she likes. but both of us prefer bath nights!

Naomi - posted on 02/22/2009

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I only put a little bit in his bath water or a bit on a washer whenhe's in the shower with his daddy . But he loves it, i also put a bit of baby oil in the bath keeps his skin from drying out. He was 9 days late and over cooked so when he came out he's skin was extremely dry and creaked.

Sadie - posted on 02/22/2009

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Quoting Naomi:

I bath my son every night so he knows it bed time. I bath him with that Lavender Baby Bath time by johnson and johnson. It helps calm him and he now knows bath, bottle then sleep time, then sleep all night long.


I saw this Lavender stuff at the store but wondered if its really strong once you put it in the bath? I worry about it being strong smelling (more for my own allergies then his)...so just wondered what you thought of it?

Hannah - posted on 02/22/2009

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yeah, once or twice a week with top and tail washes with cotton wool and water in between-especially necessary for those sweaty neck creases and behind the ears!!!

Jennifer - posted on 02/22/2009

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I actually give my son a bath everynight as part of our bedtime routine... I know he does not need a bath everyday, and every other day would be fine, but our routine works for us and he knows after his bath is bedtime

Sarah - posted on 02/22/2009

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i bath my lil boy every nite. i find that he is more settled through the night. if i don't bath him he is up every 2 -3 hours and if i give him a bath he settles for 5 - 7 hours.

Stacey - posted on 02/22/2009

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I find that bathing my 13 week old nightly just before bed helps relax and calm him down ready for a big sleep, so it is just our routine.

But its prob good to do top and tail daily especially after being in nappies all day, can make them a bit smelly and sticky.

Everyone does different things but.

Katy - posted on 02/22/2009

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the same - I bath my 16 week old boy every night as it is part of his routine and he loves the water and knows that bath time equals bedtime, he goes straight to sleep after a nice warm bath warm bottle and a mummy cuddle x

Naomi - posted on 02/21/2009

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I bath my son every night so he knows it bed time. I bath him with that Lavender Baby Bath time by johnson and johnson. It helps calm him and he now knows bath, bottle then sleep time, then sleep all night long.

Ashley - posted on 02/21/2009

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wow i bathe my son every morning. we wake up and get a bath it helps him differentiate between day and night. if i skip a bath he doesn't sleep well at all. i just make sure to put lots of the baby magic baby lotion on him, he doesn't have dry skin issues and we live in washington so it's pretty cold here.

Karen - posted on 02/21/2009

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I bath my little girl about the same unless of course she has a very messy diaper.  We live in Alaska and don't get out too much because its so cold and dry here.

Sadie - posted on 02/21/2009

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2 or three times a week, they say over washing them can dry out their skin...and we live in the dry cold so best not to over do it!

Deona - posted on 02/21/2009

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I give my little guy a bath every night as part of his bedtime routine. He loves them and knows after the bath that it is bedtime.

Rolanda - posted on 02/21/2009

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I do about the same, unless he had a real bad poop then I will put him in the tub to wash him off. Your doing fine!

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