baths

Dawn - posted on 02/23/2010 ( 9 moms have responded )

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My 11 month old loves tubbies and asks for them all the time. So far I havent let her have more than 2 a day. Is there anything bad about having multiple tubbies a day?

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Becky - posted on 04/23/2010

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I think just letting her play in the water but not using soap more than once a day would be okay. I mean, it wouldn't be any different than setting up her wading pool and letting her play in that and then bathing her later, right? If you have a water softener, that helps with the dry skin issue. If her skin is getting dry, then you should cut down.

Shonda - posted on 04/12/2010

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My LL likes the water also, so I let him kick his feet in the sink for a bit and now he wants to stick his hands in as well. It gets a bit messy, but I just gear up for the cleaning once we are done with our splash session. fun stuff

Amy - posted on 04/11/2010

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I would just give her a bath without washing her or try getting a water table or letting her play at the sink. She may just love the feel of water.

Erynne - posted on 03/11/2010

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I wouldn't do more than two a day... and you might cut it back to one a day. You may want to also apply an unscented lotion. You can find the best lotions here: http://www.cosmeticsdatabase.com/

Go to the Baby tab, then Baby Lotions. They list how safe a product is (on a scale of 0-10, with 10 being the worst). I usually try to find products in the 0-2 range.

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Stefie - posted on 03/08/2010

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I had an issue with my now 18 DD. We got into a habit of taking lots of baths, mostly because we were stuck in the house, and we had fun in the bath. She did end up getting dry skin and it was not pleasant. We did find that she can get her bath every day as long as we kept humidifiers on in every room, and use plain lotion (no scents).

Christine - posted on 02/24/2010

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I don't think the Dr. I work for would have a problem with it as long as her skin is okay. If you start to get concerned, though, you may want to check with your pedi. I think you'll know if her skin can't handle it. She'll start to get dry and flakey.

Christine - posted on 02/23/2010

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I'm a nurse as well as a mom and I know that we would discourage patients from giving their children multiple baths a day only if they started to notice that the kiddos were struggling with dry skin. Bathing that much can greatly contribute to dry itchy skin. Especially if you live in a cold climate.

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