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How often do you give your newborn a bath?

Or how much did you when they were newborns? Just wondering...


Asked by kiansmom0423 at 8:28 PM on Oct. 16, 2010 in Babies (0-12 months)

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  • I did 1x every 2 days. My doctor said it was fine. I would give regular baths & not sponge baths. Most people think once babies are born they should only get sponge baths. I gave my son a regular bath every 2 days when he was a newborn. Now it's 1x every day & he absolutely loves them & he's 8.5 months old! :)

    Answer by bestmommy2010 at 11:18 AM on Oct. 17, 2010

  • Maybe... once a week? or when they got smelly or dirty. It's really not good to over bathe. I washed their little faces and hands at least twice a day, and scrubbed their gums with a soft cloth, but a daily full on bath does more harm than good.

    Answer by lovinangels at 8:30 PM on Oct. 16, 2010

  • Every day. I never had a problem with dry skin.

    Answer by luvsmysonjames at 8:44 PM on Oct. 16, 2010

  • Once a week and when they had diaper blow outs. Washed their hands, face, and bottom at least a couple times a day with a washcloth or every diaper change for the bottom with wipes.

    Answer by Anonymous at 9:01 PM on Oct. 16, 2010

  • 1 or two times a weeks. a quick washcloth clean at least once a day.

    Answer by crazy4u49033 at 8:34 PM on Oct. 16, 2010

  • My daughter I bathed all the time. At least every other day. It was totally unnecessary and could have given her dry skin :(

    My son I do about once a week, or if we've been outside or he gets sweaty. I like his natural smell and don't want to wash it away lol.

    Answer by Ati_13 at 8:34 PM on Oct. 16, 2010

  • Once a week or so... Once they started to roll I uped it to every 2-3 days.

    Answer by SabrinaMBowen at 8:52 PM on Oct. 16, 2010

  • shes 4 months now and we do it every 3-4 days

    Answer by keisha613 at 9:05 PM on Oct. 16, 2010

  • every day. it keeps them from getting diaper rash and is a good bed time routine. i also give full body lotion "massage" so that they smell fresh and never get dry skin and it feels good for them :)

    Answer by PURPULbutterfly at 9:08 PM on Oct. 16, 2010

  • Every few days. Not every day.

    Answer by Roadfamily6now at 9:09 PM on Oct. 16, 2010