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How often do you give your child a bath?

I say every other day, but my husband says once a week is fine.

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Asked by mamagraham81 at 3:24 PM on Jan. 21, 2009 in General Parenting

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  • Everyday.

    Answer by imacafemom at 3:26 PM on Jan. 21, 2009

  • my girl is 2 1/2 will be 3 in march.... i give her a bath or shower everyday.... sometimes 2 if she gets really messy... just remember to use alot of loction....

    Answer by Dayna-Marie at 3:26 PM on Jan. 21, 2009

  • Depends on how old they are. Babies, IMO, can go one week or even less as long as you are wiping them down daily with a rag. My 12 month old gets baths daily but only because she takes them with me. If I showered alone then I prolly would only give her one every few days. I would say any older than 2 or 3 and they need one at least every couple days. Especially at that age when they don't always wipe so well when they go potty and get a little sweaty. In the summer, in my houshold, baths are amust daily as we play outside alot.

    Answer by navy-wife at 3:26 PM on Jan. 21, 2009

  • Everyday since it's part of our bedtime routine. However, she only gets washed with soap every 2 to 3 days, when I also wash her hair. She doesn't get that dirty, certainly doesn't smell, and soap dries out the skin.

    Answer by kaycee14 at 3:28 PM on Jan. 21, 2009

  • About once a day or every ther day.

    Answer by Mummytomore at 3:28 PM on Jan. 21, 2009

  • My LO will be three in April, she gets a bath every night at 8.

    Answer by KlousMomi at 3:29 PM on Jan. 21, 2009

  • depends. If we're home and haven't done anything too get dirty I'll wash her face and diaper area. In the warmer months when we're outside runnign around daily.

    Answer by pagirl71 at 3:32 PM on Jan. 21, 2009

  • Depends upon the child. We generally do once a week because of our daughter's sensitive skin. This is not an issue for other people. If she is dirty and sticky and needs a bath, we'll give her a bath regardless of how much time has passed since the last one. It depends upon what type of routine you want to set up. For some people it is an important part of the bedtime routine. It isn't for us.

    Answer by evwsquared at 4:38 PM on Jan. 21, 2009

  • EVERYDAY!!!!

    Answer by nat_mom_of2 at 5:00 PM on Jan. 21, 2009

  • every day/every other day during school
    during summer i'm a little more lienet, 1 - 2 times a week, or more offten if needed

    Answer by bi-polarmommy at 5:18 PM on Jan. 21, 2009

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