How often do you bathe your baby?

As an infant my Mom told me I don't have to wash my baby very often-they are not dirty (except ofcourse the diaper area). Now at 7 months I give him a bath once every few days, or after exceptionally dirty feedings and poopings! During the winter I want to do so even less so he isn't freezing cold getting out of the water! What do you do?
As a toddler I think it's necessary to do more often, almost every day, but before 1 or 2 years I don't think so. What's your input?

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Monnek

Asked by Monnek at 2:22 PM on Nov. 17, 2008 in Toddlers (1-2)

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  • Every other day- If someone else is home have them put her-his towel in the dryer and run it up to you right before the get outta the bath so they are nice and warm wrapped up in the towel
    jmdelan2

    Answer by jmdelan2 at 2:27 PM on Nov. 17, 2008

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  • I agree! My little guy gets a bath about every three days. I prefer to bathe him when my husband and I are together, which during the week is only very late at night for a short amount of time (Baby is oftentimes sleeping). I also prefer to bathe him with me, as he seems to enjoy it a lot more, so I wait for hubby to be around to take him out of the tub.

    My guy only has a poopy diaper every couple of days, so that end of him never really needs the extra scrubbing. If he has a nasty spit up that he ends up laying in, though, then I can't wash him fast enough!
    KatieCrandall

    Answer by KatieCrandall at 2:28 PM on Nov. 17, 2008

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  • I bathe her every day...
    isra1986

    Answer by isra1986 at 2:30 PM on Nov. 17, 2008

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  • We bathe him everyday...he either takes a bath by himself or takes a shower with one of us.
    DelaneyD

    Answer by DelaneyD at 2:33 PM on Nov. 17, 2008

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  • i bath my son every other day....
    101008

    Answer by 101008 at 2:46 PM on Nov. 17, 2008

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  • I bathe my daughter everynight its part of her sleep routine, and I noticed that she sleeps better after a bath.
    Heaven0802

    Answer by Heaven0802 at 2:51 PM on Nov. 17, 2008

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  • I bath everynight as well, as part of our night time routine!

    brannen

    Answer by brannen at 2:57 PM on Nov. 17, 2008

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  • They say every other day because it drys out their skin but I gave my daughter a bath every night then put lotion on-she slept better being on a steady routine
    Tricia19

    Answer by Tricia19 at 3:02 PM on Nov. 17, 2008

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  • every other night
    dewey_scoles

    Answer by dewey_scoles at 3:15 PM on Nov. 17, 2008

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  • My doctor told me the same thing, and I only give my kids a bath three times a week. They both have my really dry skin (poor things!) so soap makes it even worse. Don't worry, as long as you're keeping the diaper area clean, they're good to go. Dry skin itches, and that's no fun for little ones!
    Jodie118

    Answer by Jodie118 at 3:56 PM on Nov. 17, 2008

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