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, 03:24 PM   #11
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Re: [Poll] How often do you bathe your baby?

Other: Wipe downs several times a day but we give a bath usually every other day, but sometimes every day, and rarely every 3 days but my son usually will demand a bath and start putting his toys in the tub to let us know he's ready. We don't have a set schedule or routine - sometimes I do it during the day, sometimes my husband at night.

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Old 04-16-2011, 03:25 PM   #12
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1-2 times per week. He also has eczema and baths really dry out his skin. I use a natural baby soap each time.

He is starting to crawl and eat table foods now so it has increased slightly. When he was really little it was definitely no more than once a week.
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We give a bath every night before bed but it's usually only a 5-10 minute one. He gets soaped every other day.
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Old 04-16-2011, 03:48 PM   #14
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Re: [Poll] How often do you bathe your baby?

Before they're mobile, once a week. Obviously diaper area gets washed multiple times a day (we use soaked cloth wipes and homemade solution) and I wash hands and neck folds as needed. After they are mobile they get baths every day or two, more often as needed.

Now my kids are 2 and 4 and they get a bath every other day unless they got really dirty outside. During the summer they get baths nearly every day.
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Old 04-16-2011, 04:21 PM   #15
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Re: [Poll] How often do you bathe your baby?

my kiddos tend to have really dry skin as well...for my youngest it has been about once every 3-4 weeks.
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We did ds daily, but it was more of a rinse in the shower. He loved shower time with daddy. I had some serious overproduction issues so he NEEDed the bath daily. And he was super chunky so the washcloth just didn't cut it for his neck. I kind of figure most of the time as a mom you'll know what a good bath schedule is for your kid. Other people (moms, friends, neighbors, sister, the stranger at the store...) can be so opinionated. Your routine sounds more than reasonable to me.
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Re: [Poll] How often do you bathe your baby?

Bi-weekly under 6 months. Just doesn't get dirty. Wipe every time I change a diaper and daily wipe under the neck. But other than that, just bi-weekly. After 6 months once a week. ds2 is 1 year now and still only once a week. He just doesn't need it. ds2 about twice a week. Once we start playing outside it will be more, but not too much since too much bathing isn't good.
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I aim for weekly, and just water, no soap.
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Re: [Poll] How often do you bathe your baby?

Before they're mobile, once or twice a week but I clean their face/hands/bottom area daily. Once they're crawling around or running around, I do it much more often.

Occasionally in the summer I have to give my toddlers a bath two times a day because they run around in mud, roll through the grass, get all hyper and sweaty. You toddler mom's know what I'm talking about!

However, on average just a few times a week.
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My 2yr old showers with either DH or myself in the morning and takes a daily bubble bath before bed. If someone is washing he wants to enjoy the water too. Our newbie only gets a bath twice a week with Aveeno (this has tremendously improved his eczema) but I wipe him clean as needed every day.
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