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#31 of 45 Old 01-25-2008, 09:17 PM
 
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Madison gets one about once a week and she takes it with me.
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ds gets cleaned one way or the other at least once a week. Most of the time DH just gives him a sponge bath. I have also taken him in the shower with me twice (we have a water pouch) and he and I have taken a bath together once. We haven't used soap on him yet, though. I have really sensitive skin and want to avoid anything that will bother him until we absolutely have to.

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I think she's had 4 baths in seven weeks. :x First one wasn't until like 3 weeks old or so. Well, a few days shy. Pretty much she's bathed whenever we go to MIL's house since it smells like smoke.
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Cyrus has had one bath, more because it sounded like fun than I thought he needed it. We put him in one of those mesh bath chairs in the big bathtub, and he adored it. We took plenty of photos for his prom date. He doesn't seem dirty or smelly, so I'll probably keep them infrequent until he starts, y'know, making mud pies and stuff. They're fun but they are a bit of a production.

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ryan's not had a bath yet @ 3 weeks, i've washed her hair, once after birth. other that that, i wipe down her face and neck, and her butt of course. her skins been really dry so i don't want to bathe her too often.

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Crikey! Alex has had a bath with either Daddy or Mommy every evening since he was born! I guess at first I wanted him to get used to floating freely (we support the back of his head far enough up so that his ears don't get wet, let alone face) just incase he became colicky like his older sister. Long baths combined with numerous nursing sessions were truely what got us through her colic. Alex has indeed followed in his sister's footsteps and is colicky, and like his sister, long baths are a godsend. He stops crying as soon as he hears the water running, and we even got one of his first smiles in the bath.

*knock on wood* his skin hasn't dried out, so well keep on with the nightly ritual.

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was bathing nicky in her little tub about twice a week, plus a washcloth top and bottom as necessary. she's minded it less and less (see first and second and later). but our apartment is super drafty, so this morning we put her in the shower with daddy which she loved! he held her with washcloths, but i'll definitely need to get a mesh sling. am now officially over baby tub, too hard to fill one-handed.

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It was killing my mom that we hadn't bathed Zara in her first few days of life. She is 11 weeks now and we bath her maybe 2x/week. DH always does it b/c I'm actually scared of bathing a newborn, dumb I know but this way he always does it I just gave her one the other day and it was kind of fun. Anyways dh always put her in the kitchen sink and then the big tub. She loves it! I love BB apricot oil on her afterwards.

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After both my boys having dry skin and reading about the skin problems that can come from bathing too frequently... we give Jasmine a sponge bath once a week. If she's stinky we'll do it a little sooner... but I prefer to let her skin absorb her natural oils and not get dry like the boys did. Eh... that's just us.

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i think you are absolutely right. she would always feel cold to the touch after the bath. now, we usually shower w/her but sometimes i will bathe her in the tub with me. the bathroom is all nice and warm and steamy, and i dry her in the bathroom, then take her right out to the changing table for a lotion massage and a change into PJs. her skin is all warm, she's happy and cooing, and it's so adorable. i feel bad for the times i tortured her in that tub.
Muffin...don;t feel too bad. It seems like the first kid is the one we do all the learning on...you seem to be figuring things out much better than I did with my first son (Owen)

With Silas there have been so many things that he hasn't had to endure because we already learned the hard way w/Owen.
Silas is so lucky to have a big bro breaking the way for him
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We bath DD every evening as part of a going to sleep routine - bath, nursing, cuddling, sleep.
I also took her to a bath with me several times and nursed her there. It is SO nice!!! And she loves it. Especially if I nurse her in a football hold, then she is fully submerged in water while nursing, except for the head of course.

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Reyes gets a bath or good sponge bath every 3-4 days. He hates it! I am going to try bathing with him to see if that works better.

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So tonight I took Viano into the tub with me and held her head up while she floated around and she loved it. The only reason I did it was because a friend gave us this really luscious organic cotton baby towel and washcloth and I wanted to use it really bad. Now that I know how to make Viano actually enjoy her bath, maybe we'll do it more often. lol.
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Muffin...don;t feel too bad. It seems like the first kid is the one we do all the learning on...you seem to be figuring things out much better than I did with my first son (Owen)

With Silas there have been so many things that he hasn't had to endure because we already learned the hard way w/Owen.
Silas is so lucky to have a big bro breaking the way for him
that makes me feel a LOT better. poor maya! the next baby's gonna have a much easier time. of some things anyway, but then maya will be poking him/her in the eyeballs constantly i'm sure.

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