how often do you give you baby a bath?

Ciera - posted on 05/05/2010 ( 110 moms have responded )

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I've been giving him a bath every other day because the nurse said that would be fine. Do any of you guys recommend something else?

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Melissa - posted on 05/05/2010

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Whatever you want. We didn't give my son a bath every day over the winter because his skin would get so dry. Now we are bathing him every night but I am only using soap every 2-3 nights. We do it because it fills the gap between dinner and bed time and he really enjoys it.

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Jesi - posted on 05/10/2010

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My son is 1yr+ I bath him about every other day, but he only gets the whole soapy she-bang when he is very dirty (covered in food or poop) or otherwise about once a week.

Aileen - posted on 05/10/2010

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When my daughter was a baby I gave her a bath twice a week. Now she's 3 and gets a bath every other day.

Rochelle - posted on 05/10/2010

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my son is 7months and for the most part i give him a bath everyday, right before bed i think that it helps him relax and sleep more better.

Alice - posted on 05/10/2010

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My daughter is 5 monthes old & she gets a bath every night.... she has since she was about 3 wks old ..... it really helps her sleep

Christy - posted on 05/10/2010

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I give my son a bath every other day and on the days he doesn't get a bath I give him a wipe down with wipes. When he gets a little more mobile and starts getting more dirty that will change to everyday. When I was first starting out I thought of it like this...would I wanna be clean after sitting around in wet and stinking diapers all day??? Just a thought

Kathleen - posted on 05/10/2010

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i bathe my daughter every night, it is part of our routine every day. She loves her bath time. she has her bath time at the same time as her big brother, so he gets to 'help' with her bath. then bottle and bed! it has really helped her to relax and sleep well all night! (however, we dont use soap every night, just the warm water is nice for her!)

KRISTY - posted on 05/10/2010

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i bath my son 2 times a day cause i shower twice a day i dont like feeling dirty so i wouldnt want him to feel the same but my friend baths her girl every 3 days

Cayla - posted on 05/10/2010

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i gave my boys bathes every day when they where babies, now i bath them every other day in less they are really dirty both have really bad dry skin so i have to watch how much they play in water or get a bath.

Sasha - posted on 05/09/2010

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i give my lil one a bath 2-3 times a week. depending on how much dirt from milk is under her neck.

Sara - posted on 05/09/2010

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I've always given my little girl, now 10 months, a bath everyday. But I also put lotion on her after every bath. It moisturizes her skin, but she also likes the massage she gets while I rub it in. :)

Kerri - posted on 05/09/2010

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I give my daugther a bath every other day to every 3 days because she has severe exzema and tends get really dry if i bathe too often. I was told to bathe every other day and she is 5 months now. I do wipe around her neck and in creases really good every day as they do tend to get really dirty or stink from sweat or spit up.

Katie - posted on 05/09/2010

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I bath my 7 month old everyday as part of our going to bed routine.
she's not dirty as such yet. sometimes I dont use bath wash, just water.
she enjoys it as well.

Samantha - posted on 05/09/2010

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I give my daught a bath almost every night but thats just because it is part of her night time routine and helps her sleep better....but sometimes I skip a night here and there. It all depends on your baby. :]

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I have a 19 month old and a 8 month old and im expecting my third in a few months and i bathy my children every day :-) its a nice bonding time and its hygenic especially when children start running around touching everything and getting dirty.

Kasey - posted on 05/09/2010

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with my eldest i only bathed him evey other day because his skin would get really dry but with my younger two i bath them every day because they love it and i use baby oil or cream after every bath, my youngest is 9 weeks.
I know nurses and doctors etc mean well, but just use your mothers intuition its ususlly always right.

Jennifer - posted on 05/09/2010

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I have a 4 year old and a 19 month old and at first we were told not to do baths any more than once a week (which sounded really gross to me), For the longest time, we would do a bath every other night but now that the kids are alot older and have so much fun playing after supper, we usually do then on Tuesday, Thursday and Sunday, with baths in between as necessary.

Jessica - posted on 05/09/2010

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well since it is still fairly cold out and my daughter doesn't really get too dirty I do it every 2 or 3 days...but every other day is totally fine...once it starts getting warmer though I too will be giving my child baths every other day...its fine as long as its not every day cause every day can actually get him sick...

Andriea - posted on 05/09/2010

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i bath my son once a week and give him a full top and tail wash every morning it keeps him clean and doesnt dry him out. he doesnt get terribly dirty if he does i give him a quick wash and carry on.

Tighler - posted on 05/09/2010

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I did it every other day unti my daughter got older and started getting into everything now that shes 12months old she sometimes gets two a day. Just follow your gut!

Jonquil - posted on 05/09/2010

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You don't technically have to bath babies every day because they don't get dirty like they do when they get older. I washed my son every 2-3 days when he was a baby and everything was fine. In fact, if I bathed him more than that, he got horribly dry skin.

Sara - posted on 05/09/2010

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i bath my daughter every day but i only use baby wash every second or third day,she loves her baths and it is a great time for her to play or have mommy daughter time.

Kenyetta - posted on 05/09/2010

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I give my daughter a bath every 2-3 days. I don't want to make her skin dry.

Janelle - posted on 05/09/2010

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Every other day for now....he's 15 weeks today and doesn't get too dirty, but it is part of his bath time routine...followed by a baby massage with lots of lotion--so his skin is super soft! :)

Christin - posted on 05/09/2010

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we do wash offs every night and a real bathtub bath once a week. =) my baby is 6 months in a week and we've been doing this since before i can remember lol

Samantha - posted on 05/09/2010

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I give mine a bath Twice a day just because he loves it and it makes them feel so much better

Letitia - posted on 05/09/2010

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My bubba was born she had bath twice a day everyday now she is 5 months and has a bath everyday and her skin is fine Xx

Chrissy - posted on 05/09/2010

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I give our 6 month old little girl a bath every 2nd night. But now that it's starting to get a lot warmer out, I may start giving her more baths... if not that, then give her a good wipe-down before she goes to bed LOL.

Jenn - posted on 05/09/2010

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Gave my daughter a bath everyday until she was 1 year old as part of her bedtime routine. Then changed to 2 times a week unless she gets dirty in between.

LASHA - posted on 05/09/2010

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I have a 2 yr. and 6 month old i give them baths everynight it helps them sleep better...

Octavia - posted on 05/08/2010

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my daughter is now almost 2, and i give her a bath everyday. sometimes twice a day, but then again im a clean freak. even when she was an infant still gave her a bath everyday! =]

Laura - posted on 05/08/2010

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well if its a new born the everyother day but if she is older then 4 months then u can do everyday have a 6 month and i give her a bath every day sum times 2 she loves baths

Leta - posted on 05/08/2010

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When my kids were babies it was 2-3 times a week as they got older it became more! My son is 5 now so he gets one every morning and my daughter is 2 and gets one every night and sometimes in the morning if she is messy like with syrup from pancakes or milk from cereal!

Nicole - posted on 05/08/2010

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I bath my baby every two days at least, especially if they are chubby and have rolls. bathing a baby every night is fine as long as you use a mild soap. i find it helps to relax them.

Lina - posted on 05/08/2010

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Hi Ciera well i take my 6 month old baby boy a bath everyday when he was a newborn we use to give him a sponge bath everyday sometimes everyother day. At the end of the day you should do with your child what you please dont let anyone tell you any different you are the mother and you know best

Carla - posted on 05/08/2010

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I would say that would be ok. If you give one every day it might dry out the skin

Meghan - posted on 05/08/2010

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i bathe my 3 month old soon 2-3 times a week, but i do sponge bathe in between. Hes teething and drooling everywhere so i want to make sure it doesn't get underneath his double chin lol

Jackie - posted on 05/08/2010

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When they are really little just bathe then 2 - 3 times per week. Use a mild soap and lotion afterwards. My pediatrician says not to use baby oil because theres a study out that sayd that it can make your babys skin stop producing their own natural oil. I'll ask her what it is again so I can find a link online and post it.

Lisa - posted on 05/08/2010

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I have twin boys. At the moment since they are not running around and playing in the dirt the boys get bathed every second day. Cause that was the routine while the boys were in hospital for the first 3mths of their lives.

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