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candy352 posted:
Hello All!!! I gave birth to a beautiful baby girl Saturday night. I was wondering how often should a newborn get a sponge bath. I know she won't need one everyday, but I don't know how often I should give her one.
Anon_48326 responded:
Congratulations! I did every other day with my two girls, but even every 3 days would be fine with a newborn. Their skin is still so new and sensitive. You can just play it by ear and go on an as needed basis.
shoxy responded:
I asked my pediatrician being I am a new mom too and she said twice a week is fine. It's worked great for my daughter and doesn't dry her skin to much.
lenono97 responded:
I give my son a bath twice a week. He obviously doesn't do anything to get dirty and I clean his bottom well after every diaper change. So I figure, at this point, more often isn't necessary. As he gets older and starts crawling, getting in to more, etc, I will increase to every other day or every third day.
kay_kay75 responded:
I have given my daughter a bath everyday since we came home from the hospital, it is part of our nighttime routine. She relaxes after the bath and knows it is time for bed. I use extra lotion on her to prevent dry skin but personally I would rather spend a little extra money on lotion than on diaper rash cream or having her in pain from the rash. But you should do what makes you feel comfortable.
GermaphobeTeacher responded:
We have always done baths every other day with our daughter. I read that is best until they are old enough to really get dirty. People are always saying how beautiful and smooth her skin is, and I have never had any trouble with her getting diaper rashes. She has only ever had one diaper rash from using LUVs diapers.

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