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how do u take care of ur baby?

i give my baby a bed every other day and i wash his face and hands every morning. is this enough. he s sucking his hands a lot should i wash them regulary during the day?

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Imane1215

Asked by Imane1215 at 2:06 PM on May. 7, 2010 in Babies (0-12 months)

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  • I'd say it's more than enough. When my DD was an infant she got baths every 3 days. For sticky hands I just used baby wipes.

    KairisMama

    Answer by KairisMama at 2:08 PM on May. 7, 2010

  • I think you're over doing it. My doctor told me to give my baby a bath a couple times a week...but NOT every night.
    And every kid puts their hands in their mouth...it's pointless to wash them all day...they will just keep getting dirty. What are you gunna do when your kid starts eating dirt or grass outside? They all do it!! You're too paranoid....it's a little excesive I think.
    Anonymous

    Answer by Anonymous at 2:08 PM on May. 7, 2010

  • I have to say I agree with anons:2:08
    Anonymous

    Answer by Anonymous at 2:18 PM on May. 7, 2010

  • all the pp's would think i'm crazy but idc....i give my 8 month old son a bath every night, sometimes 2 baths a day depending on how dirty he gets eating lunch or playing outside, same as my 3 y/o dd
    josiesmommy00

    Answer by josiesmommy00 at 2:35 PM on May. 7, 2010

  • My son got a bath every night from about 4 months on and before that it was every other night after the 1st month. Never had any issues. There is nothing wrong with wiping down his face every morning. It feels good to me after sleeping all night why would a baby be any different? As for his hands - if he's not crawling yet his hands probably aren't that dirty. My 22 month old runs around all day but I still really only WASH his hands before he eats or right after playing outside.
    Anonymous

    Answer by Anonymous at 3:31 PM on May. 7, 2010

  • Babies need baths once or twice a week or less. Most babies get too many baths and are exposed to too many chemicals in soaps, shampoos, wipes, ect.


    Babies can be cleaned with clear water. A little mild soap like castile soap might be used. Never Johnsons & Johnsons or baby wipes. Read the baby wipe label. Do you want you baby eating that or those chemicals on their skin. You can use plain water for diaper changes or put paper towels in a baggie with a little water and olive oil and maybe a drop of castile soap to take with you for away from home use.

    Gailll

    Answer by Gailll at 3:45 PM on May. 7, 2010

  • I think it depends on where you live for a bath. We live in an very dry climate and we have the kids take baths or showers every other day. Otherwise it is too dry. We hand and face wash as needed through out the day. Mine are a bit older, though and bathe themselves.
    balagan_imma

    Answer by balagan_imma at 3:46 PM on May. 7, 2010

  • When my son was a newborn, he got a bath like 2 or 3 times a week. Now that he's older, he gets a bath every other day...every day if its warm out and he gets sweaty or if he has a messy incident.
    Ash9724

    Answer by Ash9724 at 4:11 PM on May. 7, 2010

  • I only bath my twin girls one or twice a week. Doctor has always said they have healthy skin and they really aren't sick much. they are 10 months old now. I guess when they get older they may get a bath more frequently.
    bjane01

    Answer by bjane01 at 1:45 PM on May. 8, 2010

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