how often do you give you baby a bath?
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Melissa - posted on 05/05/2010
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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Christy - posted on 05/10/2010
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
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!)
Kerri - posted on 05/09/2010
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.
Kasey - posted on 05/09/2010
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
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
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...
Jonquil - posted on 05/09/2010
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.
Leta - posted on 05/08/2010
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!
Lina - posted on 05/08/2010
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
Jackie - posted on 05/08/2010
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.
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