How Often Do You Give Your Newborn A Bath

posted 3 years ago in Babies
Post # 3
6633 posts
Bee Keeper
  • Wedding: June 2011

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
8679 posts
Bumble Beekeeper
  • Wedding: December 2012

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
115 posts
Blushing bee

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 # 7
992 posts
Busy bee
  • Wedding: January 2010

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).

Post # 8
537 posts
Busy bee
  • Wedding: April 2012

every 4 days

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