Washing 6 month olds face

(6 Posts)
ANiceSliceOfCake Mon 15-Feb-16 17:02:45

Just one of those daft questions that pops into your head.

We bath baby every night as he likes it and it's a good bedtime routine for him. So in the mornings I get a warm bowl of tap water and wash his face and neck with cotton wool, he's not dirty but it's a freshen up from the drool etc.

So when do you stop with the cottonwool? Do you wait till they can stand at the sink and wash with a flannel and gentle soap? Or am I missing something?

MooPointCowsOpinion Mon 15-Feb-16 17:05:41

As soon as you're feeding him regular food you'll be washing his face 3 times a day at least. I use a flannel on my messy one year old. If there's not a clean flannel about I'll rinse out a baby wipe and use that.

Nosnowjustrain Mon 15-Feb-16 17:06:35

I don' t think I used cotton wool on mine past the newborn stage! By six months dd2 was sat in the bath with dd1 and washed with a flannel.

LBOCS2 Mon 15-Feb-16 17:07:14

I mostly used wipes from birth...!

Solasum Mon 15-Feb-16 17:10:58

I never used cottonwood for anything, thanks to MN. Wipes and a soft sponge for face washing

ANiceSliceOfCake Mon 15-Feb-16 19:17:30

I've tried using the wipes on his face, we use the sensitive ones anyway, but they made his face red and blotchy.

moo you are right, I didn't think about all the face washes I'll be doing with weaning grin

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