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How often do you bathe your baby?

My baby girl is 6 months old. I give her a bath about twice a week, sometimes more. Her skin is so dry that I try to hold off. Just curious about whats normal.

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Asked by LovinMyMikayla at 7:26 PM on Nov. 10, 2008 in Babies (0-12 months)

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  • What you do is normal. You don't want to bathe them too much cause like you said it will make their sky dry or drier.

    Answer by Apr1l at 7:27 PM on Nov. 10, 2008

  • I used to bathe my daughter every night. But I would also lather on a really good lotion for her skin.

    Answer by MaiasMommy619 at 7:30 PM on Nov. 10, 2008

  • Every other day or so. My little guy is almost 6 months.

    Answer by DianalovesRich at 7:38 PM on Nov. 10, 2008

  • My son is 7 weeks old and we bath him every other day - if your daughter has really dry skin ( which can be much worse in the winter time) slop on the baby lotion as soon as she is out of the bath before she puts on her PJ's.
    Also, try & puton JOhnsons baby lotion several times a day, like after she has a diaper change or after you are wipeing her down after eating.
    Good luck!!!

    Answer by MamaInky at 7:39 PM on Nov. 10, 2008

  • my kids are 10m and 2yr and have bathed them everyday since their IC came off somedays since i am 30wks pregnant i skip a day but not often and they dont have dry skin BUT ever baby and parent is different

    Answer by Anonymous at 7:41 PM on Nov. 10, 2008

  • You can add baby oil to the bath water (after you was the hair). It helps moisturise the skin.

    Answer by Anonymous at 7:44 PM on Nov. 10, 2008

  • I also do baths about 3 times a week. I would recomend using olive oil lotion by kiss my face. my son get dry skin and bumps during the winter and it works great. I also use it on any scratches he gets and it helps it heal.

    Answer by AJmamma at 7:45 PM on Nov. 10, 2008

  • lol we do baths twice a's just because my son looooveeess to bath he is only 4 months but after each bath i'm sure to lather on the lotion so his skin doesn't get dry.

    Answer by luvsgriffin at 7:47 PM on Nov. 10, 2008

  • We do daily baths with my 5 month old because he has eczema. Our doctor recommended bathing him daily, if not everything other day. It has helped so much with his skin. Plus we lather him with Aveeno Soothing Relief baby lotion.

    Answer by ap9902 at 7:51 PM on Nov. 10, 2008

  • I bath my daughter usually everyday sometimes everyother depends on how dirty she is an how tired i am lol

    Answer by butterscotch297 at 7:59 PM on Nov. 10, 2008

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