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How often to bathe a 6 month old?

I bathe my son once a week, but my grandmother said I should do it everyday. What do you think?

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Anonymous

Asked by Anonymous at 2:15 PM on Jul. 16, 2009 in General Parenting

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  • i would do it about every 3 days they are babies they dont get dirty dirty just everyday give him a little sponge bath wipe down before bed and lotion him up.
    ggiovanni

    Answer by ggiovanni at 2:22 PM on Jul. 16, 2009

  • I don't do it everyday either. I don't wanna dry his skin out and he doesn't get dirty.
    mommylovesu28

    Answer by mommylovesu28 at 2:22 PM on Jul. 16, 2009

  • Unless he's playing outside every day and getting dirty, twice a week should be adequate.
    fluud7

    Answer by fluud7 at 3:25 PM on Jul. 16, 2009

  • I did it everyday at that age but only because it was his bedtime routine but I didn't wash him everytime- it will dry out their skin - every 3-4 days is what is recommended.
    maxsmom11807

    Answer by maxsmom11807 at 3:34 PM on Jul. 16, 2009

  • I'm sorry but I am a bather! I did and do it every night. In the winter if the skin is dry, I may skip and do every other day but that is the limit. Even then I wash hands, face, and feet before bed.
    salexander

    Answer by salexander at 3:43 PM on Jul. 16, 2009

  • There is no right answer for this, because every baby is different. My daughter has eczema, and if we were to bathe her every day her skin would be in horrible, horrible condition. I generally do it once or twice a week, depending upon how dirty and sweaty she is.
    evwsquared

    Answer by evwsquared at 3:53 PM on Jul. 16, 2009

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