View Poll Results: How often do you bathe your baby?
More than once a day 3 1.65%
Daily 29 15.93%
Every other day 31 17.03%
Twice a week 61 33.52%
Weekly 42 23.08%
Bi-weekly 10 5.49%
Monthly 3 1.65%
Less than once a month 1 0.55%
Infamous "Other" 2 1.10%
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Old 04-16-2011, 02:23 PM   #1
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[Poll] How often do you bathe your baby?

Can we take a quick vote of how often you bathe your baby (before they're mobile).

Side question - do you use soap & shampoo every time?

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Re: [Poll] How often do you bathe your baby?

I wipe them down around their neck folds everyday but actual baths happen 1-2 a week.
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Old 04-16-2011, 02:25 PM   #3
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Re: [Poll] How often do you bathe your baby?

I ask because I only bathe my baby once a week and my mom thinks I'm kind of gross. I wash his hands, face & diaper area multiple times a day, but I only break out the baby tub once a week for the full immersion. I was just wondering what other moms do with newbies.
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Re: [Poll] How often do you bathe your baby?

Sounds fine what you are doing. Of course my babes get the diaper area, face and hands wiped as they get dirty too LOl I think it really dries their skin out bathing once or more a day. The only time I would bathe them that often is if that is the only way it really soothes them.
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Re: [Poll] How often do you bathe your baby?

Right now she gets a bath every few days, so I voted "twice a week". It will be almost daily once the weather warms up though. I don't want to put her to bed sweaty or with sun screen on her. We bathed dd1 almost daily, because she was a spitty baby and she stunk if we didn't. But dd2 doesn't really spit up, so there isn't a need to bathe her as often.

Eta: Yup, we use soap/baby shampoo every time.
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Re: [Poll] How often do you bathe your baby?

Twice a day. DS plays outside twice a day, and so instead of struggling to wash his arms, hands, legs, his face, etc. in the sink, I just give him a bath. But one of the baths is just water, with no soap (except for his hands and feet, which get muddy or dirty). A short bath (that isnt too hot) isn't drying to the skin, IMO.
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Re: [Poll] How often do you bathe your baby?

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I wipe them down around their neck folds everyday but actual baths happen 1-2 a week.
This is what I did to. Also with bath I did use soap and shampoo everytime I bathed them.
If she was sick and throwing up a lot or other end..you get idea and actually smelled I bathed her then to.
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Re: [Poll] How often do you bathe your baby?

Carson has pretty severe eczema, so when he was tiny our ped recommended that we bathe him no more than twice a week and just sort of sponge bathe or wipe him down in between..and we slathered him in lotion daily so its not like he smelled yucky and his diaper area was wiped at each change with a wipe solution that had soap in it...honestly now he's 2 and he is still only bathed 5 out of 7 days a week on average because if we bathe him more frequently than about 3 days in a row he gets a bad eczema outbreak, but if he go more than one day without he gets smelly because well, he's a 2 year old boy and he runs around and plays in the dirt and sweats lol
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Before DS was mobile it was once or twice a week. Now that he's on solids 3 times a day and gets sweaty some nights, it is usually 2-3 times a week. Depends how much food he's mushed into his hair! He likes to shower so often gets one on the weekends while Daddy sleeps in.

ETA: I only use soap once a week still. He's not at the really dirty stage yet and I'm sure we will use soap every bath once he starts playing outside this summer.
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