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How often?

Do you bathe your 4 year old? Daily? Every other day? Do you have a set schedule? Do you always wash her/his hair when they take a bath?

Have some of you started having them wash their own hair?

I have a 6 month old now too so my routine has been changed & I'm wondering what other parents schedules look like.



Asked by cheekycherub at 1:00 PM on Oct. 27, 2010 in Preschoolers (3-4)

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  • I have a 3 & 4 year old and we bathe them every other day. Unless they are out getting dirty, there isn't any need for it to be done more. And no, they don't wash themselves or their own hair yet. My oldest tries to wash himself, but still needs a once over from daddy... But I think it will be a min before they start doing their own hair. Both of my kids have thick curly hair and they need to have conditioner brushed through it, which they simply can't do yet.

    Answer by SabrinaMBowen at 1:06 PM on Oct. 27, 2010

  • every other day at my hous4e. I bath one a night. lol I have a 3 and 6 year old. My 6 year old still doesn't wash his own hair but he had developmental delays. My 3 year old tries.

    Answer by But_Mommie at 1:01 PM on Oct. 27, 2010

  • pretty much everyday but my 4 year old likes showers so it's quick, he washes his own hair with some help

    Answer by lovemylilman06 at 1:04 PM on Oct. 27, 2010

  • My 3 year old can usually stay pretty clean for 3 or 4 days before another bath. Honestly, I do wish I could fit a bath in more often, but still wouldn't be bathing him daily. I will have a baby too by the time he's 4 1/2, but I don't think he'll be ready to wash his own hair by then because he worries a lot about getting soap in his eyes. Right now that's the only think I do for him, and he does the rest, so I could imagine that maybe when the baby arrives, we'll put him in the bath every other day, wash his hair for him, and then bathe the baby while he finishes washing & playing.

    Answer by debbymichelle at 1:25 PM on Oct. 27, 2010

  • They bathe every other day unless they get particularly dirty and their hair is wet, but not washed except for once a week. My children are 5 and 3 years old. My daughter gets redness in her privates is she is not at least soaked in the tub every other day, but she also has psoriasis that is irritated if she is bathed too often. They bathe themselves, but I do still wash my daughter (3 year old) hair.

    Answer by aeneva at 2:37 PM on Oct. 27, 2010