but is bathing him every night too often?....
Also reminds me of his first moments of his post-womb life (waterbirth.)
Oh snickerdoodle, there goes my letdown.
Yuri has had 2 baths. I keep forgetting that all of your newborns are like a month older than mine. (He just hit 2 weeks.) :
This baby is so dirty.
I take her in the shower with me when I can. But I dont bathe her very often. maybe once a week?
I too would worry about dry skin in bathing a baby every day especially during the winter.
I bathed my 1st daily, my 2nd every other day, and this one about once a week.
i think every night is too much if it SEEMS like too much. but if his skin is fine and it's treating his thrush or helping him sleep better then i don't see how it's a big deal.
By the way, for those of you who bathe with your babies, how warm do you make the water? When he's in with me, I stand there and shiver while DH insists the water isn't much different than what he showers in himself. Apparently I take super hot showers.
Alison: BFing, BWing, ERFing mama to KidA (12/25/07) and KidO (6/26/10)
maya hates being bathed (exhibit 1) unless she's on my lap in the tub or held by daddy in the shower. then she looooooves it.
try submerging baby (except head, of course) in deep water where they can "float." (and nurse!)
they'll love baths.
Interestingly, he loves his baths though. He just looks around and has never even squawked once. I wondered if it was because he was a waterbirth. Our big-person bathtub has been out of commission for months and dh almost has it fixed. I can't wait to take a bath with him in the next few days, I think he will really love that.
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.
Aimee Blessed Momma to 4 amazing boys, P ~ 9 H ~ 7 J ~ 4 and B ~ 1. Happily married to D Living my almost dream life on an urban homestead, hoping for our forever land to find us soon!
But, no real baths yet...I love my baby's stank! :
no baths or showers... just washcloth wipedowns
he's just not smelly or dirty
i wish i had a water sling though so i could feel comfortable taking him in shower