Bathing a Baby at Night

@teyang (136)
Philippines
April 23, 2007 10:22am CST
Is it ok to give a baby a bath at night? do you have to wash their hair/head or just their body?
5 responses
@angel575 (66)
• United States
23 Apr 07
I think it is good to bathe a baby at night because it also helps them sleep through the night. I wash my daughter's hair too when I bathe her and do tend to bather her through the day but we leave the house a lot. When that happens i just make sure that I bathe her at least 2 hours before we leave.
• United States
23 Apr 07
Bathing a baby at night is fine. It calms them down and relaxes them for bed. You can wash all of baby just make sure there dry before bed.
@anja31 (708)
• Canada
23 Apr 07
Mostly bath time for my baby is in the morning. Usually i was his body, but also his hair. It doesnt matter when u wash the baby
@wachit14 (3600)
• United States
23 Apr 07
Bathing baby at night is just fine. Just make sure that your baby is carefully dried so that he or she doesn't go to bed with wet hair. Here's a snippet from an article about why bathing baby at night is actually a very good idea: An early-evening bath is a soothing way to prepare your baby for bed. While she doesn't really need to be washed more than twice a week, it's beneficial to make tub time part of your daily routine, says Dr. Muething. Just make sure you use soap sparingly and rinse immediately to avoid drying out your infant's tender skin.Though most infants love the warm water and Mommy's loving touch, some are scared of baths. If your child has water phobia, ease his fear by saving special toys for the tub and playing fun games (such as "this little piggy") as soon as his toes get wet. Make the apr├Ęs-bath experience more pleasant by cradling your child in a towel or giving him a massage. Get your spouse involved too. It was Mary Lyon's job to bathe her three daughters when they were babies, but her husband, Ed, applied moisturizer and put on their pajamas afterward. "They loved the cuddling-and the fact that it was Daddy time," says the mom from Cincinnati.
@gabesmom (1246)
• United States
23 Apr 07
It's perfectly ok to give a baby a full bath at night. I had given my son baths at different times of the day. This didn't cause any illness and he only had one cold during his first year which was not related to the bath. Just make sure the water temperature is just right. And dry him as soon as he gets out of the tub.