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August 6th, 2012, 05:43 AM
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This came up elsewhere. Just wondering how often your little(ish) kids are taking a bath or shower.

Mine are usually every other day. I make a big production out of it. They stay in there for 30 mins and play. I do quick ones but they prefer to play. Baths are a nice rainy day activity for me LOL!

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August 6th, 2012, 06:39 AM
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I bathe mine every day in the summer, and every other day in the winter. We have two bathrooms, and usually I do two kids per tub and get it all done at once. Mine like to play too. Sometimes my oldest takes a shower instead now.
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August 6th, 2012, 07:28 AM
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Every other day here too. Becca and Bastian are the only ones who need to take a bath yet, the rest are fine in the shower.

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August 6th, 2012, 08:22 AM
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In the summer...ALL THE TIME! I swear Izzy and Milly need 3 baths a day. They are the two messiest kids I've ever seen. Some it has to do with how dry it has been this summer. Everything is so dusty and it seems to be attracted to my kids.

I wouldn't mind going to every other night in the winter but I guess it will depend on how dirty the two girls get.
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August 6th, 2012, 06:06 PM
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Kindof depends on the time of year. In the spring and fall they get so dirty we have to at least sponge bath every night before bed. In the winter they get dry skin if I bath them more than a couple times a week. In the summer they are swimming in the lake every day and sometimes more so I usually just bath them when I feel like their hair needs washing.
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August 6th, 2012, 06:15 PM
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My youngest I give a bath twice a day with the full lotion massage thinghe loves water.My toddlers They get a bath once a day.My older ones usually take one every other day.Same with me.Bath times are a favorite in our house for my baby everyone gets involves helping me get all the things I need.Laughing at him splash.Good times
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August 7th, 2012, 06:36 PM
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Sasha has to have a bath every day, he is such a little grot. Even on days when he is inside all day he ends up with food, texta, unidentifiable dirt all over himself.
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August 7th, 2012, 07:13 PM
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whenever they are dirty, seems to be about every 15 minutes, especially Kya the dirt magnet!
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August 7th, 2012, 09:31 PM
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The older ones bathe whenever they feel the need. The younger ones it just depends. It can be every other day or every few days. time of year also makes a difference.

The youngest (2) bathes/showers 4-5 times a day. If we won't do it she just hopes in and turns the water on, pulls the drain/pulls up the shower handles and get's to it. don't worry she only turns on the cold water. She just loves the water, we learned while potty training her that the reason she was pooping her pants was because she knew she would get a shower. We stopped doing that, she stopped pooping her pants and found another way to get what she wants.
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August 9th, 2012, 01:30 AM
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Bath every morning or a shower if we are running late. Twice a day when camping.

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August 9th, 2012, 08:48 AM
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With the littles I shoot for every other day....sometimes I miss.
The older 2 shower daily, dd just does it herself, ds when I tell him to.
Teaching the 6yo to handle it on his own, but he doesn't know how to work the faucet yet or wash his own hair, but other than that he's fine. I turn the water on for him, he gets in and does his thing then either before or after I wash his hair in the kitchen sink.
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