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July 6th, 2009, 08:07 AM
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I know when they still have their cord thingys they cant have water directly on it so you have to sponge bathe them. How often do you bathe them? Then after its gone how often do you bathe them? That probably sounds stupid!
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July 6th, 2009, 08:12 AM
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We bathed our daughter a couple times a week until the cord fell off. I think it fell off in a two week period, but I don't remember specifically. Once it fell off, we bathed her every other day.

She spit up a lot, so she had that soured milk smell quite often. We wouldn't always use soap, as we would sometimes just rinse her off with warm water.
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July 6th, 2009, 08:41 AM
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With DS we just wiped him off as needed until his cord fell off. After that he got a bath usually every other day or as needed (so sometimes every day sometimes just a few times a week).
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We pretty much gave him the sponge baths as he needed them then bathed him every other day for a few weeks and eventually switched to every day...
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July 6th, 2009, 10:02 AM
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Unh interesting. So if water is not supposed to touch the cord do you keep the cord wrapped up? What happens if water touches it? I hope the hospital gives you a “abc of taking care of baby” session before they send you home…cos it looks like I have a lot to learn still
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you want to keep it from getting wet so it can dry out and fall off on its own. I gave sponge baths as needed at first...usually like twice a day sometimes!!! cause my son spit up a lot at first..then as he got older it was every other day..now its every night.
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We just wipe them off until the cord falls off, with the huggies pre-soaped wash cloths. Then after it was usually every other day, unless they needed one daily.
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July 6th, 2009, 10:26 AM
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I always seem to sponge bathe a lot during the first two weeks because well it's new and every spit up....LOL.

Those huggies disposable wash cloths work sooooo well for the first few weeks especially!
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July 6th, 2009, 10:55 AM
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Unh interesting. So if water is not supposed to touch the cord do you keep the cord wrapped up? What happens if water touches it? I hope the hospital gives you a “abc of taking care of baby” session before they send you home…cos it looks like I have a lot to learn still

They should have some instructions & information for you at the hospital before you go home.


We just sponge bathed Olivia as needed, at least once a day but usually multiple times a day. She pooped up her back every single time she pooped & she spit up a lot too.

Once her cord fell off we bathed her every other day and sponged bathed her the rest of the time.
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July 6th, 2009, 10:59 AM
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We sponge bathed/wiped down at least everyother day unless he needed it more for the first few weeks, and then I just brought him into the shower/bath with me once the cord fell off. Like others have said keep it dry, we got it wet once and boy was it ever stinky!!
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July 6th, 2009, 12:54 PM
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sponge baths as needed and once the cord fell off we bathed every other day.
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July 7th, 2009, 06:59 AM
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thanks ladies. There is like SO much that I am afraid i wont know once Genevieve gets here.
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July 7th, 2009, 07:13 PM
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Just fyi about the cord, my Bradley instructor had give a great tip about that...
Goldenseal powder, sprinkled lightly on the cord keeps it clean, dry and promotes quick healing. She gave us a bit as a gift, and it really did work great. Look for it at health food stores, I think.
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July 7th, 2009, 08:54 PM
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We gave Holden sponge baths every night (or every other.. can't remember) until the cord stump fell off. he's gotten a bath every night since then
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I would sponge bath my baby every night from the time we got home, and once the stump was off, they bath every night. Its just part of our routine.
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