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, 10:51 PM   #21
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Re: [Poll] How often do you bathe your baby?

I bathed every day with soap, with being in a diaper 24/7 and spit up and snottys and god knows what else, I(I'm kinda weird like that ) wasn't satisfied with a wipe down and needed the full bathtime. Both my kids have eczema as well and I found slathering on the lotion, vaseline or currently CJ's on the damp skin has helped a ton!

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

When they're little, once a week and no, I don't use soap/shampoo each time. Actually we don't use much shampoo at all...if their hair has been sweaty or has food in it, I "clean" it with conditioner and rinse, but otherwise, I just rinse with water.

During the winter, they still only get 1 bath a week even when they're older b/c we have really dry skin around here and they don't get too dirty in the winter months (usually). This summer as they play outside/go to pool/etc...we will have to wash a little more, but I still won't use soap every time.
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about twice a week she gets a shower w/ me...and we use soap at that time
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Re: [Poll] How often do you bathe your baby?

My son showers daily.

But for my daughter, I bathe her once or twice a week. Once she's crawling I'll bathe her more, but that's really all she needs right now. And of course I wipe her off and clean the chubby little leg creases at diaper changes lol
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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?
Weekly to Bi-weekly.

Yes we use Burt's Bees each time but this is why we bathe infrequently. the soap dries their skin out. We use Weleda's baby lotion after each bath.
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Before they are mobile? Maybe once every other week, or less. No soap or shampoo. If it was very hot, maybe more often, just as a nice way to cool down. My dd3 was born in October, so she is six months old. I don't remember her last bath... maybe two weeks ago? I juuuuuust now started to use a teeny tiny bit of organic soap, because in FL, we are already in sunscreen season. So if we have been out and ive had to put sunscreen on her, i do wipe her or bathe her. Other than that, nah. She smells delicious, everyone says so lol. I wipe her bottom of course, and her hands if she's been crawling around, but other than that, nothing. I want to say that with dd1 it was more often, like maybe every other day, and then with dd2 maybe twice a week...I guess when you have lots of kids some things just take a back seat lol.
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Old 04-17-2011, 09:59 AM   #27
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Once they are more mobile...and getting into dirty stuff, then once a day...either bath or hose down if it's hot outside lol. If they didn't do much outside that day, we skip it. Generally my 3 and 6 year olds take one daily, but they play with dirt and mud and what not.
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Re: [Poll] How often do you bathe your baby?

DD always covers herself with food at breakfast, so she gets a bath every day - it also lets me get at least rinsed off daily

ETA: I use Shea Moisture and Argan Oil ointment to give her a massage after ever bath, and we use Aveeno or Mustela baby wash about every three days.
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Re: [Poll] How often do you bathe your baby?

twice a week, soap both times. mostly just because... LO doesn't really need it!
I have a feeling my mother thinks it's gross, although she's too polite to say anything. She mentioned something about some advice for twins - my cousin has twins, not me - that said not to worry about bathing both babies every day, just do one baby one night, the other baby the next night. Her point was, if you're going to haul out the bath stuff, may as well bathe them both. My reaction was more like, "every other day? Are they crazy? Are they playing in mud? Your granddaughter gets bathed twice a week!"
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Re: [Poll] How often do you bathe your baby?

My DD is 4 weeks old and I'm bathing her about 2 times a week (always with a small amount of no-tear baby wash)...like every 3rd or 4th day. Mostly I wash her to clean her full head of hair that gets a bit oily between washes.

My older DD has eczema so I'm kinda leery about bathing too frequently as the water and baby wash can dry out the skin. It's not like babies get that dirty at this age anyways.
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