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How often should you give a child a bath?


Some people wash their children every day, some people don't. How often is the best routine to give a bath to your child (say 5-8 yr old) assuming that he/she did not get particularly dirty or sweaty. Can frequent baths deplete the skin's natural defenses?

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    Moon Daisy 4 years ago

    "My 7 and 9 year old shower daily because they are nasty boys who play in the mud and pick up all sorts of nasty things." Aw, they sound like fun! Made me laugh. :)


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    Robie Benve 4 years ago

    My daughter is now finally getting over her eczema, I always avoided bubble baths and soap because it would make her skin so dry! The Dr. recommended daily "soaks", meaning letting her play in the bathtub but with only water, no soaps.

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    P. Thorpe Christiansen (duffsmom) 4 years ago

    Oh and about depleting natural oils. The body replenishes. People with very dry skin didn't get it from bathing too much, it is more genetic than anything else.


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