How often do you bath your baby?

@mermaidivy (15417)
United States
March 23, 2011 2:18pm CST
When my baby was newborn, I was scared to give him a bathe because I worried he would get a cold if I didn't do it fast enough and the weather was getting cold, I only bathed him 2 - 3 times a week. When I started to get a hang of it, I bathed more more times til now I give him a bath almost everyday. My son likes to be bathed, when he is cranky, if I take him to bath, he will be happy camper.
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16 responses
• United States
23 Mar 11
I always made sure to have the room temperature warm and bathe them daily. I use Johnson baby soap so their skin would not be dry but a daily bathe for my babies was a must. I figures with the pooping and daily perspiration I could not imagine waiting or skipping days, but that was me.
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@mermaidivy (15417)
• United States
23 Mar 11
Yeah... I don'r feel alright about not washing the little bum. I turn on the heat before I take him in to bath.
• United States
23 Mar 11
I bathed my baby once a day. That was just right. Babies are into everything and get dirty easy.
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@mermaidivy (15417)
• United States
23 Mar 11
He is 6 months right now, he is not crawling yet all over the place yet so I can just wipe his face and fingers in the morning and night when it is too cold to give him a bath.
@marguicha (81902)
• Chile
23 Mar 11
I did it differently with my two babies. With my first daughter I was very scared, was sure I´d drown her and all that stuff (I was 19 years old). I bathed her a couple of day a week. It did not matter much as she was born in Winter. With my second daughter I had more experience and less time. So I washed her in the sink from waits down every time I changed her diapers and did a sort of bathing with no soap once a day to refresh her. She was born in the end of Spring so days were warmer. You are right: babies love to be washed. But mine did not like to have their hair washed. Sometimes, when they were older, I had to tell them in Summer that they smelled like an unkept dog in order to get them to wash
@mermaidivy (15417)
• United States
23 Mar 11
I thought he was so fragile that I was s o slow to take off and put on his clothes... I worry about I would get him cold and stuff. Once I started doing it more often, it is easy and fun. I like to see him not wearing clothes, can't wait until the summer comes, so I can see his meaty arms and legs haha, wnat to take a bite!
@marguicha (81902)
• Chile
23 Mar 11
I suppose one has to learn how to be a mother, but there´s no book that says exactly what we want to know . Take care and have fun: I´m still having fun with being a mother and my babies are probably a lot older than you.
@cream97 (29175)
• United States
17 Apr 11
Hi. mermaidivy. When my children were babies, I bathed them at least one to two times in a day. Especially, when it was very warm outside. When it was very cold outside, I would bathe them once a day. And I made sure that they stayed indoors. I washed them up so good until their bath lasted them a very long time throughout the entire day. My kids were all afraid of the water when they were born. Now they enjoy taking baths all of the time! I hope that your son will enjoy taking his bath.
@mermaidivy (15417)
• United States
19 Apr 11
Thanks for your comment! MY son does like bathing, I bath him every other day or everyday depends on whether he poops in that day or not.
• United States
17 Apr 11
When my son was a newborn I bathed him 1-2 times a week. But now his 6 months old its part of our bed time schedual. So he now gets one every night. I dont always use soap though. Every 3 days I will wash his hair inless he gets food in it :)
@mermaidivy (15417)
• United States
19 Apr 11
I bath him before the evening, I wonder if it would be better if I bath him right before bed?
@dainy1313 (2354)
• Leon, Mexico
1 Apr 11
I did just like you, when my children were born, I used to bath them 2 or 3 times a week. If they were cold, just once. Even the doctor pointed me it out. lol. Between the 2 and 9 months three of four times a week. And after the year, almost daily. =) Blessings!... Dainy
@mermaidivy (15417)
• United States
1 Apr 11
Thanks for responding :-)
@ersmommy1 (12605)
• United States
25 Mar 11
My children have sensitive skin. Bathing them daily was a problem for their skin. SO now that they are older, I bathe them every other day. And I apply lotion so they don't really have an issue.
@mermaidivy (15417)
• United States
25 Mar 11
My baby has sensitive skin too, I need to put aquaphor lotion on him to make him feel better most of the time when he gets some rash.
24 Mar 11
I tend to make sure my children bathed daily unless they were ill but i did tend to bath them every other day in the winter due to the cold and in hope of them not getting ill.
@mermaidivy (15417)
• United States
24 Mar 11
Thanks for responding, I do the same.
@shia88 (4582)
• Malaysia
24 Mar 11
Hi, Since my son was born, I always bath him at least once a day.it does help to keep him stay clean and avoid having any rashes on his body.Due to hot weather in my country, I have to keep him stay fresh and clean all the time. IN case he has a fever or flu,then only I will wipe clean his body,it means no bath for him till he is fully recovered. Once he reached 2 years old, sometimes I will bath him twice a day due to very hot weather.
@mermaidivy (15417)
• United States
24 Mar 11
Thanks for sharing. It does get very hot here in the asummer as well and we don't have an air-conditioner, maybe I will have to bath him twice a day, we'll see.
@durgabala (1362)
• India
24 Mar 11
Well in my country India and in my state, where most of the time its hot, we have to bathe our babies everyday. I use to bathe my new born in warm water till a yr during all seasons.then warm water only during rainy or winter season. there are places in India where the climate is cold through out the year. may be in such places new borns can be just given sponge bath and after a yr ,bath every 2 days. we need to just take care of infections due to fungus and dirt. so proper powdering and lotions will do the job.
@mermaidivy (15417)
• United States
24 Mar 11
I make sure I at least wash his littlb um though because he pooped a lot when he was newborn so I didn't want him to get any infection as you said.
• China
24 Mar 11
since my baby was born , i don't give hime a bath at present.because of the weather is a little col, i am afriad of he will get a cold if i give him a bath.until now i don't know whether my son like to be bethed or not .in fact i know give baby bathed ,it's better to help him grow
@mermaidivy (15417)
• United States
24 Mar 11
It is what I concerned when he newborn. Keep the bathing room warm then bath him quick will be okay.
@iklananda (1204)
24 Mar 11
Three times daily's that normal for baby and adults but if you feel that it's to difficult or to much you can reduce it to 2 time a day
@mermaidivy (15417)
• United States
24 Mar 11
3 times daily? I think it will be way too much for a baby because it will dry out their skin then they might get rash from it, even for adult I think it's too much, maybe 2 times aday in the summer though.
• Saint Lucia
23 Mar 11
Well with my daughter she got a bath every morning when she was a new born and twice every day when she was 2-3 months old.Here its always hot so you have to bath them to keep them kool.Unless its raining then i only bathed her once or i may not have done so.
@mermaidivy (15417)
• United States
23 Mar 11
I worry bathing him too often dry out his skin so I dont' bath him too many times in a week and not for too long each time.
@jaiho2009 (39077)
• Philippines
23 Mar 11
hello ivy, When my kids are baby,i also bath them 2-3 times a week when they're just a month old. But when my baby reaches 2 months,i bathed them everyday,esp when the weather is hot,or during summer time. It's fun to bath babies...they're so fragile,cute and lovable
@mermaidivy (15417)
• United States
23 Mar 11
I like to give my baby baths as well, it is so cute to see him with no clothes, hehe and he likes it.
@ladygator (3469)
• United States
23 Mar 11
My children get baths every other day unless they are sick. The I skip it in the colder months. They get a bath each night if they are dirty from playing outside when its summer time. My daughter takes a shower pretty much every night and my son once a week! I recommend more but I think its a phase.
@mermaidivy (15417)
• United States
23 Mar 11
I think it is most important to wash their bum even though in the winter so they don't get uncomfortable or rash.
• Philippines
24 Mar 11
Once a day will do :)