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I was told to only give baby a bath a couple times a week at most to avoid skin drying out and diaper rashes. It just seems he needs it more than that because he is such a messy nurser. I do wipe him down when he gets milk all over him but how often is everyone else bathing baby? Any issues with dry skin?
I started out with just twice a week because she was born with such dry skin but I recently bumped it up to 3x/week because I can tell her hair is getting greasy in between the Sunday and Wednesday schedule we had.
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Usually about every 3-4 days, or when needed. I did give her a bath two days in a row last week because she was sitting in a pool of vomit in her carseat for a few minutes and she smelled so bad!
She did develope a bit of cradle cap, so we have been doing just her hair in the sink with olive oil and shampoo nightly. We did this for about 4 days and it's now all cleared up.
She'll get a wipe down with a baby wipe or warm rag in between baths if she has vomit, drool, or milk in the folds of her neck.
She actually has fairly dry skin on her knees and stomach. I'm hugely against using lotion, so I'm trying to limit her baths.
I'm 100% convinced that some of the cause of increased rates of ezcema is because parents start putting lotion on newborns so their baby's skin never learns to regulate it's own moisture and becomes dependant on lotion. There is no science behind this, it's just my own theory.
I do a real bath every 3 days.. But I rinse her off in the tub most days because she spits up so often. She still has very soft skin though. I also wipe her up several times a day to make sure she stays clean.
Hi from the March DDC. My son was born Feb 27th. We have been bathing him 4-5x/week in conjunction with his nighttime bed routine. I've only washed his hair a couple of times. We use lotion and olive oil and don't have any problems with dry skin.
We bathe 4-5 times a week and sometimes even every night if she stays up long enough. She is in daycare and always smells like that place plus it's part of her bed time routine. I apply lotion every night before she gets dressed. No issues with dry skin and neither did my first baby who had the same routine.