Post # 1
Wanted to see what you ladies do and what your drs./pedis recommend? Baby boy is 15 days old and has only had 2 real baths (1 sponge bath when he still had the cord). How many times a week do you give your newborn a bath?
Post # 3
When we were in the NICU unit he was given a sponge bath every other day. Once we got home he got a bath maybe once or twice a week. Unless they spit up/ or poop on themselves they do not need to bathed as much as say a toddler.
Post # 4
When my godson was a baby, we’d give him a bath once or twice a week unless he was particularly dirty. Baby wipes are good for touch ups inbetween.
Post # 5
Every 3-4 days, their skin is so sensitive that frequent bathing can really take away moisture and irritate it. We just got in the habit of wiping out the “neck rolls” lol, before bed, and of course if theres a messy poop then a bath was usually in order.
Post # 6
Cool thanks. You would think this is my 1st baby lol… just fuzzy on what I did with my other kids. I think a bath a couple of times a week is fine… just wasn’t sure how many times.
Post # 7
We took a newborn care class, and the nurse said the following:
For the first 6 weeks, DO NOT use any type of soap or shampoo when bathing your baby. Use only water to give them a “sponge bath”. Every day, you should wipe them with water in their crevices (neck, armpits, privates…etc). Mostly to clean places that milk and fecal matter can hide.
1-2 times/week, do a full sponge bath with warm water and wipe down baby from head to toe.
If the baby’s skin is dry, you can use lotion, but not typical smelly baby lotion. She gave us the name of some hypoalergenic, fragerence free lotions (don’t have them with me right now).