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Old Jul 10th, 2017, 10:39 AM   11
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We started doing them daily as part of her bedtime routine at 6 weeks, although we would only use soap on her maybe once a week. She found it very relaxing before bed. Once she was 5 months old and could sit unassisted it became a great form of play time before bed, it always seems to get that last little bit of energy out of her and when she comes out of the tub she is rubbing her eyes and ready for sleep even if she was bursting with energy before getting into the tub. Since she started walking I find a daily bath a necessity most days, she just gets herself really dirty! We spend a lot of time outside and by the end of the day she is covered in dirt and sand and who knows what else. The bottoms of her feet are always gross from playing without her shoes on, and she finds puddles and mud to splash around in, etc. She also really loves to put food on her head a call it a 'hat' and then laugh like it's the best joke she's ever heard, so there's often peanut butter or other food stuck in her hair. We still only soap her and wash her hair a few times a week, but she definitely needs at least a rinse off each night. Now that it's summer and really hot she spends a lot of time in the inflatable pool outside so on those days we don't always bath her before bed if she is still clean at bedtime.

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Old Jul 10th, 2017, 15:48 PM   12
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I think we started at around 5 months and a bit as part of her bedtime routine. I agree with jessmke, it seems to get that last bit of energy out and makes her so sleepy after.

And as soon as we started her on solids, more often than not she really needs a bath because whatever she had for dinner is all over her

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Old Jul 11th, 2017, 15:56 PM   13
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Daily baths started super early as they had terrible reflux and allergies and were sick so much they would be on 3/4 outfit changes a day! I started a routine from 5 weeks which included a night time bath, so they're bathed every day even though they're less sicky now

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Old Jul 11th, 2017, 16:02 PM   14
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I think I started doing daily baths from 9 months onwards

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Old Jul 11th, 2017, 22:08 PM   15
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I only bathe my kids twice a week, more often if they've got hair caked in their toenails and hair from playing in the dirt, but they do play in the dirt every single day, and I rarely will bathe them more frequently. We are prone to eczema, so if I bathed them daily, they'd be dry and rough and gross anyway. Also, I do believe that the bacteria on their skin is great for their immune systems and doesn't need to be washed off.

When I'm dealing with a baby, I won't bathe them but once a week or every other week. Heck, some of my babies had gone a month without a bath. This is until they're crawling. Once they're crawling around a bit, I'll bathe them more often just because they're actually getting dirty. Let me just say that my kids have incredible immune systems and have never been on antibiotics or really sick. Dirt and bacteria don't have to be terrible things. My mother used to bathe me every day. My skin gets so dry so easily, I can't believe she would!

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Old Jul 13th, 2017, 19:17 PM   16
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I still don't do daily baths. I honestly don't find them needed. A quick wipe with a wipe often works better, and I find too many baths dries out my baby's skin. I give her a bath every 2-3 days. She's 11 months. I think I've been doing every 2-3 since about 6 months. Before that, I did once a week or as needed.

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Old Jul 14th, 2017, 06:57 AM   17
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My son is 5 soon and I still don't give daily baths lol. I avoided bathing too much when he was small because I didn't want to dry his skin out but now I just chuck him in when he needs it - admittedly it is getting more frequent as he is somehow constantly covered in snot or felt tip.

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Old Jul 14th, 2017, 22:37 PM   18
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My oldest is 16 months and he still doesn't get daily baths. We only fully bathe him twice a week.

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Old Jul 15th, 2017, 01:29 AM   19
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We bathed every day from when they got home from hospital.....they love their nightly baths

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Old Jul 19th, 2017, 01:21 AM   20
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We never have , mine get a bath definitely once per week, sometimes 2 per week or whenever I can't stand the grubbiness anymore lol..... If I was to bath them every time they got dirty they would actually never be out of the bath !!!!!

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