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How often do you (or did you) bathe your baby in their first year?

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Asked by LisaG10 at 7:49 AM on Oct. 15, 2010 in Babies (0-12 months)

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  • Every other day. More frequently if they needed it.

    Answer by JazzlikeMraz at 7:57 AM on Oct. 15, 2010

  • There were a couple sponge baths before the plastic thing fell off her navel, after that I did a full bath about once a week (sometimes less,) with additional sponge baths/dips in the sink for especially nasty diaper changes until about 9 mos, when she started playing with bath toys. When that started, I gave her full baths a bit more often as a fun activity (2, maybe 3 times/week.)

    Answer by SWasson at 7:58 AM on Oct. 15, 2010

  • Every 3 or 4 days unless really messy from food or something. I always did a really good wiping with wipes during diaper changes.

    Answer by ashisamom at 8:00 AM on Oct. 15, 2010

  • Every other day otherwise their skin gets/got to dry

    Answer by liss05 at 8:01 AM on Oct. 15, 2010

  • glad to know im not the only one who doesnt give their lil baby a bath every night. my son is 5 months and i bath him either either every other day or like every 3 days. my best friend hd her baby a week before and gives her son one every night, i just dont have time for all that. now when the time comes later. i will bath daily tho but fot the time being i am ok with his bath schedule :)

    Answer by jbond83 at 8:26 AM on Oct. 15, 2010

  • whenever he smelled, i hated that puking up formula stunk so bad!

    Answer by angevil53 at 8:45 AM on Oct. 15, 2010

  • Every few days. I stuck with sponge baths for a long time, and because I was nursing, their puke and poop weren't too nasty. My sisters-in-law did baths every night as part of the bedtime ritual, and most days it was just water (too much soaping would have dried out their skin) but it was because their babies had a hard time going to sleep.

    Answer by wenchmommy381 at 8:49 AM on Oct. 15, 2010

  • We bathed almost daily in the first year b/c she vomited 2-3 times a day from her reflux (my carpet was cleaned weekly), now at 2 she gets them every other day unless she is really gross from playing outside. I try to have those days be on the day she would get a bath anyway.

    Answer by coala at 9:21 AM on Oct. 15, 2010

  • Every other day since birth. Hes 15 months now. Unless he needs it more often, which he sometimes does.

    Answer by carsonsmommytam at 1:10 PM on Oct. 15, 2010

  • Every 2 or 3 days at first, and by the time they were crawling I tried to every day or as needed.

    Answer by Anna92464 at 2:00 PM on Oct. 15, 2010

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