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kristenyostdc 04-16-2008 10:03 AM

I was just curious how often everyone is bathing their little ones? I usually bathe Natalie once or twice a week. I think I would bathe her only once a week if her hair didn't get so oily. She has a lot of dark hair and it gets so oily that it looks wet! It's getting a little better the older she gets, but it's still pretty bad. Anyway, let me know!

~Katrinka~ 04-16-2008 10:13 AM

We haven't done a real bath at home yet, just sponge baths. He had one in the hospital, though.
I would have given him a bath or two, but his bellybutton is looking red and still oozes a little gunk, even though the cord fell off more than a week ago. I'm waiting til he sees the doctor again to make sure that a bath is okay. Probably once I do bathe him, all his hair will fall out, ha ha.

Rosemarino 04-16-2008 10:49 AM

once or twice/week. he likes it!

dianna11 04-16-2008 11:04 AM

It took me forever to agree to bathing him, I didn't want to wah the new baby smell off.
I still only bathe him about once a week. If that :

ripcurlgirl26 04-16-2008 11:14 AM

I waited about 12 days to bathe him for the first time, but between the oily hair, crusty/goopy eyes, and spit up under the neck, I've been bathing him in my sink with water only every 2 days.

Catherine12 04-16-2008 11:16 AM

I haven't bathed her yet (she's 11 days old) but have been meaning too... I will probably bathe her about once a week. IMO, they don't really get dirty until they start to crawl.

FoxintheSnow 04-16-2008 11:33 AM

I take a bath with her about once a week. She loves it.

monamcmona 04-16-2008 12:55 PM

i take a bath with Sonny about once a week too! he's got lots of hair that gets oily! I rinse his head off in the sink with just water.

kristenyostdc 04-16-2008 01:06 PM

I'm glad to hear that others bathe with their babies!! I have started doing that too. Natalie hates her baby bath, but she loves to get in the tub with me and kick and move around in the water. I bathed all the time with my two year old when he was a baby too!

~ani~ 04-16-2008 01:12 PM

nak he loves bathing with me! even nursing in the bath

~2x a wk

XanaduMama 04-16-2008 02:50 PM

We waited about 10 days or so for the first bath, and she loved it soooo much! A big surprise, after ds who screamed in the bath for the first couple months.

After a few weeks of bathing only when super-pukey or -poopy, we've started bathing her every night in the tub with ds: it's so cute, and really relaxes both of them before they go to bed together (at the same time, not in the same bed!). I don't use soap, usually, unless she's really dirty.

If it wasn't so relaxing and pleasurable for her, I'd definitely only do it once a week or so.

CherryBomb 04-16-2008 03:18 PM

She's only had 3 baths so far (one in the hospital, one sponge and one real bath at home). I'm giving her one tonight and would've sooner but our water softener has been weird and the water has been rusty and yellow so I was not going to bathe her in it! I'm not really big on regular baths for babies, dries their skin out you know? She doesn't stink and she isn't grimy, so

Smokering 04-16-2008 07:08 PM

Not often enough, apparently! We try to keep her clean--she's had two 'big baths' with me and several baby baths, as well as the odd wipedown--but her creases just love to collect fluff. Under the chin, between the fingers, everywhere. DH found a longish piece of cotton thread embedded in her neck-squish the other day and had a serious talk with her about how it wasn't an appropriate place to keep things.

patchynurse 04-16-2008 08:02 PM

My pisces loves the bath so we do it often. Here he is with his Dad about a week old.
http://i41.photobucket.com/albums/e2...Picture231.jpg

mtm 04-16-2008 08:45 PM

My dd is 3 weeks old and had a bath in the hospital and one at home so every week to 10 days or so.

NJ*Doula 04-16-2008 10:22 PM

Twice since he was born a month ago. It's not like he's doing anything to get dirty. I at least wipe off the spitup and pee stains.

kristenyostdc 04-17-2008 03:55 PM

Patchynurse,
That is such a sweet picture of your little one sound asleep in the tub with daddy!! I

patchynurse 04-17-2008 08:25 PM

He was awake! Just very peaceful. I love that picture.

KristyDi 04-18-2008 12:25 AM

She's 5 weeks old and not counting the one in the hospital, she's had 4 baths. She's not sure what to think of them. She doesn't fuss, but dosen't look entirely comfortable either. She needs one tonight though.

I was wearing her in the wrap at the grocery store today. I grabbed a pineapple sample and took a bite, dripping juice all over her head. She had been asleep, but the cold juice woke her up. The look on her face was hysterical, all sleepy surprise. Her hair is all stuck together now.

Eman'smom 04-20-2008 10:49 AM

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Originally Posted by GathererGirl View Post
Twice since he was born a month ago. It's not like he's doing anything to get dirty. I at least wipe off the spitup and pee stains.
Up, she was a month old yesterday and has had two baths. She isn't doing anything to get dirty so why bother. We bath with her.

gretasmommy 04-20-2008 12:04 PM

Z gets a bath every couple of days . .. she doesn't seem to mind them, and the smelly milk collecting in her neck folds . . . .well, it's too much for me sometimes! I do my best to get the stuff out, but she drips milk everywhere! It's nice for a day or so, then . . . well, not so nice!

Smokering 04-20-2008 10:42 PM

KristyDi: I drop food on Rowan's head all the time. Poor thing. I was nursing her at a bus stop the other day while eating a chicken sandwich, and suddenly realised I'd been shedding crumbs in her ear for some time. Poor wee lassie looked like she had a bad case of dandruff.

She had a bath with me today and LOVED it! I must have got the temperature just right for once, because she didn't squeal at all when she got in, and she had the loveliest time kicking around and trying to drink the bathwater while Daddy tried to get the fluff out from between her fingers. It was nice.

a-sorta-fairytale 04-22-2008 05:12 PM

He gets a bath 1-2 times a day. He is really calmed by the bath though. Also, we bathe together and he spits up and lets my milk leak so we both get pretty stinky. And he has thick long hair that i am always dropping crumbs in since i : while i nurse.

jennnk 04-22-2008 05:18 PM

Alex gets a bath every 10-14 days. Basically he has to be awake, calm, & well-fed at the same time Andy's ready for a bath and George has to be home because that's his thing, and all those variables come together about that often. His folds & such get wiped out with baby wipes every chance I get (mmm, neck smegma!), so it's more getting him used to being submerged than anything else.


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