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How often do you bath your newborn?

 
bluelady27

Asked by bluelady27 at 10:27 PM on Mar. 9, 2009 in Babies (0-12 months)

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  • Twice a week, once it gets hot then every night so he can sleep feeling all refreshed
    suej27

    Answer by suej27 at 2:36 AM on Mar. 10, 2009

  • Babies usually don't need much bathing 2-3 times a week is usually alright. Don't put your newborn in a tub underwater if his umbilical cord stump hasn't fallen off yet. Stick with sponge baths until then. Make sure you keep his belly button dry and clean.

    Now I bathe my three month old every night. She loves her bath time...especially with a lot of bubbles.
    Anjeey

    Answer by Anjeey at 10:30 PM on Mar. 9, 2009

  • 2 times a week, or as needed.
    Anonymous

    Answer by Anonymous at 10:31 PM on Mar. 9, 2009

  • On a side note to Anjeey ... if you have a little girl you don't want to bathe them in bubble baths. It causes them to get yeast infections! Baths are fine WITHOUT the bubbles however!!
    MOMMY_CHRISSY

    Answer by MOMMY_CHRISSY at 10:49 PM on Mar. 9, 2009

  • Every other day, on the days I don't bath him I wash his face, behind ears, neck fold too, and do a good clean on his bum, I was bathing him every day (he loves his baths) but he got really dry skin.
    Anonymous

    Answer by Anonymous at 11:44 PM on Mar. 9, 2009

  • Not trying to one up you Mommy Chrissy, but they don't cause yeast infections, they cause bladder infections. My daughter is prone to bladder and yeast infections. Yeast stays away with acidophilus or yogurt, but bladder infections are much harder to prevent.....so try not to use too much soap or bubble bath...
    Kaytlynsmommy

    Answer by Kaytlynsmommy at 11:58 PM on Mar. 9, 2009

  • @Mommy Chrissy...

    I didn't know that...I use Special soap for babies and she's never had an issue. And I always dump the soapy water and rinse her off in fresh clean water.
    I'll keep an eye out for it, though. Thank you for telling me...

    Anjeey

    Answer by Anjeey at 12:01 AM on Mar. 10, 2009