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how often should i bathe my newborn?

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Asked by des11987 at 11:45 AM on Feb. 13, 2010 in Babies (0-12 months)

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  • I always did at least once a day. Once she started spitting up it was once in the morning and once in the evening. Then once the spitting up stopped it's not back to once a day. I hate the smell of sour milk on a baby! Make sure if you do give lots of baths, you rub baby lotion on them or their skin will dry out.

    Answer by things_not_sane at 11:50 AM on Feb. 13, 2010

  • I did every other evening in the winter, I breastfed so they never smelled of sour milk... I also put a bib on them when they were eating. In the spring/summer they had a bath every evening before bed.

    Answer by MrsLeftlane at 11:53 AM on Feb. 13, 2010

  • I did everyday,but he was born in spring.I'd probably do the face,neck and groin areas on them in winter so they don't dry out,and bathe every 2 days or so.

    Answer by TMJ121099 at 11:54 AM on Feb. 13, 2010

  • We bathed her every single night, every night since she came home.

    Answer by christaberk at 12:00 PM on Feb. 13, 2010

  • I did it every other day, although I would wash their faces every day.

    Answer by missanc at 12:25 PM on Feb. 13, 2010

  • Every few days. You can give them a sponge bath if they spit up a lot. You can really dry their delicate skin out bathing every single day.

    Answer by Allergic2Stupid at 12:26 PM on Feb. 13, 2010

  • id say about every other day. just wipe the face and under the neck creases with a warm wash cloth. eventually you may want to go to everyday bc it will become part of a routine.

    Answer by Anonymous at 12:28 PM on Feb. 13, 2010

  • I bathed mine as needed. a sponge bath most of the time was plenty. tub bath(after cord fell off) only when absolutely needed.

    Answer by hypersquirrel at 12:56 PM on Feb. 13, 2010

  • I bathed mine as needed so when she was tiny tiny it was like once a week. After he/she was scooting and crawling and such it was every other night.

    Answer by But_Mommie at 1:03 PM on Feb. 13, 2010

  • One to 3 times a week. If you bathe them every day you can dry out their skin.

    Answer by maggiemom2000 at 1:14 PM on Feb. 13, 2010

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