Dee - posted on 07/04/2011 ( 34 moms have responded )
I saw an interesting conversation about how often you bathe your children and it has now been closed. Would like to continue on. We all bathe once a day in this household. I wash my hair and both of my sons hair every other. We have psoriasis. I have sensitive skin so I use Dove soap and my children who are 2 and 5 1/2 still use baby soap and it's gentle for their skin. I thought it was the norm to bath everyday. Children are very messy little human beings and adults are prone to sweating. I used to bathe and then shower everyday but no longer have the time. The nurses at the hospital had told me with my first born to bathe him every other, but I just could not let him go that long. Babies spit up and their necks get stinky and baths sooth them. I always used either lotion, baby oil or baby powder and never had a problem with their dry skin. They love their baths and to play in the tub. It's a part of our daily routine and it helps them wind down before bedtime. It's up to you as parents to decide what is good for your children and we found what has always worked for us.