does he really need a bath?

Nicole - posted on 06/02/2009 ( 10 moms have responded )

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I have a little splash pool for my 6 month old. I fill it with water from the tub since we live in an apartment and don't have a yard or a hose. The pool is on the balcony, in case anyone was wondering! Anyway, does he still need a bath if he plays in the pool? It's fresh clean water, and he doesn't really get "dirty" during the day, only when he drools alot or spits up on himself. Most of the time he's just sweaty. I'm just wondering since it's getting hot and he'll be playing a lot more in the little pool and I'd hate to like "over-bathe" him or something like that!

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Charlie - posted on 06/02/2009

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add some soapy bubbles to it that way it waill be a fun bath/splash ! as long as the water is fresh each time .

Mel - posted on 06/02/2009

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i saw your posts saying you do empty and clean it if so i would say that is fine. i know ours got bathed maybe every 2-3 days because the hospital told us how bad it is for their skin to have a bath every day, my mum didnt get this because she was used to the old times. now she has a bath every day because of course she is on solids now and she is 14 months so im sure it doesnt do damange at this age. but no at that age it is ok providing they are not dirty of course.

Jessica - posted on 06/02/2009

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I bathe my children when they are dirty, depends on their age and what we do during the day, when it hits spring they are outside all day so they usually get a bath. I would say no he does not need both because it is the same water, if you are worried when you get inside just wipe him down with a damp cloth. It seems like a waste of water and time to bathe him twice. Also in the 1800's children bathed like once a month it really is all relative I'm sure your son is clean enough coming out of water that he does not need another bath.

Ashley - posted on 06/02/2009

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personally i would but i bathe my son everyday. if he doesnt get a bath in the morning then he def gets one at night. like i said that's just my personal opinion on it

Brittany - posted on 06/02/2009

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I read that if you bathe them more often than every two or three days it can dry their skin, so i'd say know. I still bathe my 5 wk old daily, sometimes every other day because the formula smell stinks. I just use huggies lotion which works wonders

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He doesn't need a bath everyday, as long as his diaper area stays clean, I think you're good to go.

Jocelyn - posted on 06/02/2009

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Quoting Nicole:



Quoting Jamie:

Unless you are epmtying and cleaning that pool everytime I would be bathing him after he swims. We bath our kids after they swim. Even though you may not see sweat he still may start to smell pretty ripe.






Yes, I do empty and clean the pool each time he uses it.  I only refill it right before he's about to get in it, so he's basically taking a bath outside with no soap!  And I know all about the sweaty boy smell, lol!





I think he'll be fine not having a bath :) i don't bath my son everyday because he's got skin like me and it dries out too quickly. and as long as the water in the pool is clean, why bother?

Nicole - posted on 06/02/2009

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Quoting Jamie:

Unless you are epmtying and cleaning that pool everytime I would be bathing him after he swims. We bath our kids after they swim. Even though you may not see sweat he still may start to smell pretty ripe.



Yes, I do empty and clean the pool each time he uses it.  I only refill it right before he's about to get in it, so he's basically taking a bath outside with no soap!  And I know all about the sweaty boy smell, lol!

Karen - posted on 06/02/2009

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I wouldn't be too concerned about "over-bath[ing]" him - especially if you don't use soap every time. But, no I wouldn't think he really needs a bath too - certainly not every day! Babies don't really get dirty, sweaty or oily - so as long as the diaper area is kept clean - you're good to go.

Jamie - posted on 06/02/2009

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Unless you are epmtying and cleaning that pool everytime I would be bathing him after he swims. We bath our kids after they swim. Even though you may not see sweat he still may start to smell pretty ripe.

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