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Soap or Water for Newborn Bath?

When do you switch to soap for a newborn?

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Asked by DelvinLyons at 9:34 PM on May. 22, 2009 in Babies (0-12 months)

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  • I always used johnson's head to toe baby wash. Only a little bit in a wet washcloth while washing the baby, and then rinse it right off.

    Answer by BisketLiss at 9:35 PM on May. 22, 2009

  • i always used the johnsons too.. there is also johnsons baby BAR soap?

    Answer by MomNbabyGirl009 at 9:37 PM on May. 22, 2009

  • I just used water until she was old enough to go into the infant tub and not be really slippery!

    Answer by Anonymous at 9:51 PM on May. 22, 2009

  • I'd use baking soda. It's not harsh like all the chemicals in J&J.

    Answer by MoonLover06 at 10:42 PM on May. 22, 2009

  • I've always used Johnson baby wash or Huggies baby wash ever since she was born. I also have a bar of baby soap, but I'm thinking about waiting to use that until I can have 2 free hands to wash her.

    Answer by srhmldndo at 11:01 PM on May. 22, 2009

  • just use a baby friendly soap and don't get it in her eyes and its fine. i use parents choice or johnsons baby soap. to wash her hair, just hold her and hold her head over the sink because you will be a lot less likely to get it in her eyes. dont bathe a baby more often than every 2 days, and u could actually wait every 3 or 4 days if u want to. just use a washcloth to do touch ups to wash off hands and face

    Answer by Butterflysky_24 at 11:41 PM on May. 22, 2009

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