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Baths

How often do you bathe your LO?
(please include their age)
Did this bathing "schedule" change with their age?

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Munchkin09

Asked by Munchkin09 at 9:28 AM on Feb. 24, 2010 in Babies (0-12 months)

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  • My son is almost 7 months old and I bathe him every other day. Sometimes if he has an accident or spits up more than usual, then he'll get one every day. But he has mild eczema though so I try not to irritate it.
    Ash9724

    Answer by Ash9724 at 9:29 AM on Feb. 24, 2010

  • And its been that way since he was born.
    Ash9724

    Answer by Ash9724 at 9:29 AM on Feb. 24, 2010

  • Almost 10 months old - almost every night now.

    When she was younger it was more like every 3-4 days babies do not really get dirty until they start eating food and crawling/walking.

    Also she now LOVES her bath and I think it helps relax her after a long day of play!
    chefronswife

    Answer by chefronswife at 9:31 AM on Feb. 24, 2010

  • DD is 2 1/2 and I bathe her every other day (unless we go to a playspace or somewhere really germy). Her skin gets very dry, so bathing everyday would be horrible for her skin.
    kenzie07

    Answer by kenzie07 at 9:37 AM on Feb. 24, 2010

  • well when my oldest DD was a baby I gave her a bath every other day or every couple days until she started playing outside then I started giving her baths everyday once winter came and I was bathing her everyday I seen her skin was getting dry she is almost 5 now and I have to give her a bath everyother day cause she has dry skin. In the summer I give her a bath every day.

    My 2 year old however when she was a baby I bathed her every other day until she was about 6 months old then I had to start everyday cause we had hardwood floor so her little kneees and things were always dirty no matter how much I moped. Then she also had dry skin once I found that out I had to do it every other day and just clean her up, but now at 2 she has a bath everyother day until summer then it is everyday
    mommy5409

    Answer by mommy5409 at 9:37 AM on Feb. 24, 2010

  • My daughter is 6 months old and I give her a bath twice a week and have been since she was born.
    Christina807

    Answer by Christina807 at 10:13 AM on Feb. 24, 2010

  • My baby is five months and I have not yet given her an immersion bath. She gets sponge bath if needed (usually during a diaper change). I don't want to dry her skin out and I don't use baby lotion (too many chemicals and they reek)! If she has a dry patch or redness I will use pure aloe or a pure oil like coconut or shea butter or cocoa butter (just a dab). I like my baby to smell like a baby...not like soap or perfume. We breastfeed so there is no sour formula smell after a spit up.

    I don't think I'll ever do a bathtime "routine." When she can sit up well is likely when I'll start immersion bathing, and then only when needed.
    amileegirl

    Answer by amileegirl at 12:23 PM on Feb. 24, 2010

  • My son just turned 4 months yesterday. He gets a bath usually every other day. It's become a routine. I want him to get use to bathing every other day, because it's a real pain to convince a boy they need a bath as they get older is what my husband saids.
    Sillylins

    Answer by Sillylins at 1:45 PM on Feb. 24, 2010

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