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post #41 of 67
once or twice a week in winter. Every day or every other day in summer. His hands and face, several times a day.
post #42 of 67
2-7 times a week. Hair washing- 2 to 5 times a week. We use shampoo, but we mostly don't use soap. It dries us all out.
post #43 of 67
For my 6 yo who goes to school but plays outside (but doesn't get filthy, necessarily) I am for every other or every 3rd day. Sometimes he takes a bath for fun, so then it could be more often. Hair washing with actual shampoo is more like once a week.

My DD is 8 and showers every other night, but I imagine it won't be long until she showers daily.
post #44 of 67
I do think it depends a lot on the kid. My son hates to be dirty and therefore does not really allow himself to get very dirty. And like a PP said, if I wash his hair more often it gets worse not better.
post #45 of 67
Well, I would love for my dd to get a bath every night but sometimes it just doesn't happen. She doesn't always get her homework done on time because she procrastinates all afternoon and I am not home to enforce doing it. (But that's another post!) She really needs to have lights out by 8:30 and if she isn't in the tub by 7:00, it's not going to happen.

So, 2 to 3 times a week here.
post #46 of 67
every other night. In the summer any time she wears sunscreen or swims in a pool so it ends up being more frequent. Any day she has a potty accident or gets especially messy at dinner (especially food in the hair - butter anyone?) And right now she is going to a nature school on Tuesdays where they take a walk in the woods, so she gets a bath every Tuesday night along with a tick check. Her hair gets really greasy after more than a day without bathing. I must bathe everyday and personally can't imagine not doing so. I sweat in my sleep and wake up each morning very stinky with gross greasy, knotty hair.
post #47 of 67
My 4-year-old takes a shower every night. But it's a really quick shower, and we don't wash hair every night. He's pretty set in his ways, and it's part of the bedtime routine, so we just do it every night. A few times I've tried to just wash his face and hands, and it actually takes longer than a full shower.
post #48 of 67
Every 4-5 days or so, OR the night before school pictures or a special occasion when I prefer that she look extraordinarily cute and not just the usual pretty darn cute.

I am amazed at how true it is that the more you wash hair, the more you need to wash it. Hers is fine for 4-5 days without a shampoo.

The only "soap" I've really ever used with her is Burt's Bees baby shampoo. That stuff smells wonderful on the kid & is super gentle on skin (I use it to wash her face during her bath some times, some times use just water).
post #49 of 67
My youngest is 7 and she takes a bath at least every couple of days although I'd prefer atleast every other day. She is starting to play outside more and sweats now that it's getting hotter so we should probably start doing baths every day because her hair is thin and it gets oily fast. DD is also allergic to pollen and I feel like a bath before bed might help with her allergies after being out in it all day but I can't seem to get her in the tub every day.
post #50 of 67
depends on the season, what he's been doing, etc., but usually not more than once a week, on average. sometimes more (in summer when he gets grimy faster) and sometimes less (in winter)
post #51 of 67
Every other day for ds, many times every night. In the summer this kid NEEDS a bath every night he is so sweaty and filthy from playing outside all day long. The times when he isn't technically "dirty" he goes in and loves to play and practice snorkeling (lol)...I have to force him to get out.
post #52 of 67
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Originally Posted by mommy68 View Post
My youngest is 7 and she takes a bath at least every couple of days although I'd prefer atleast every other day. She is starting to play outside more and sweats now that it's getting hotter so we should probably start doing baths every day because her hair is thin and it gets oily fast. DD is also allergic to pollen and I feel like a bath before bed might help with her allergies after being out in it all day but I can't seem to get her in the tub every day.

My dd is 9 and has NEVER liked baths, it was always torture. Now she takes showers and does so much better. I have her mark on her calendar (even days one month and odd days the next). That usually get her more into a routine and I don't have to remind her all the time (although she wishes I would forget)
post #53 of 67
My dd takes a shower every day and I make her brush her feet and everything. I check if it's clean. She uses soap, shampoo and conditioner.
post #54 of 67
Every other day in the winter and every day in the summer. We don't always use shampoo/soap though, often its just a fun time to get rinsed off.
post #55 of 67
DSD (nearly 8) gets a shower every night before school, and probably once a weekend unless we are very dirty. I would do less for her, but her mom would give us a hard time about it (I would do every other day during the school week). Dd (2) gets a bath/shower maybe twice a week for cleaning purposes, plus whenever she wants to jump in with me or wants to play in the tub. They get clean undies once or twice a day (in the a.m. and p.m.).
post #56 of 67
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Originally Posted by pinksprklybarefoot View Post
Huh. Maybe I am expecting too much. I try to get both kids a bath twice a week. More if they are dirty.

I, for the life of me, could not figure out why my stepdaughter's mom seldom gives her a bath when she is there (she lives with us one week, then her mom the next with the odd extra day or two at our house). She arrived yesterday with greasy, matted hair again and told me that she didn't have a bath all week. But if her mom subscribes to the once-a-week theory, then that would explain it. She could just leave all of the baths up to our house.
Greasy matted hair = bath at our house, even though we're not frequent bathers. My kids' hair tends to be dry though, not greasy, so it hasn't been an issue so far.
post #57 of 67
Every day, sometimes we skip a day if they're not dirty. But my kids get into EVERYTHING so even without playing in mud, they are almost always sticky from something they ate or have drawn on their faces with marker or something,
post #58 of 67
Dd is 7 and ds is nearly 5. We try for every other night. Granted, a bath around here means the kids get in the tub and play for an hour or so. I step in and wash their hair, but other than that they just play. Once in a great while I'll have them squirt some Dr. Bronner's on their sponges and ask them to wash their bodies. They usually get plenty clean from just soaking, though. In the summer when we swim a lot, baths can get pretty darn infrequent.
post #59 of 67
Twice a week or so, but honestly I should do it more often because DD is a total outdoors kid AND covers herself with marker every day. However, I have to do itr during the day because it just doesn't fit into our tight bedtime schedule and frankly we are often out or too busy.

But I think some kids at some ages are totally fine with once a week or once every two weeks. When DS was a little EBF baby, it was once every two weeks at most!
post #60 of 67
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Originally Posted by lucysmom View Post
I am amazed at how true it is that the more you wash hair, the more you need to wash it. Hers is fine for 4-5 days without a shampoo.
: My DD gets her hair washed after she goes swimming (usually once a week) or if she spends the night at grandma's. I gave her a bath tonight (with hair wash) so I could cut her hair properly, and I realized it had been probably a good 3 weeks since she actually sat in the bathtub.

I don't bathe every day either, and I only wash my hair twice a week (or less). I used to wash it every day but then I just stopped doing that, and it's been fine. One of the bonuses of not being a greasy teenager, I suppose - I get to feel all smug and water-conserving while still smelling pretty.
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