Advanced search

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

Join the discussion

Join the discussion

Registering is free, easy, and means you can join in the discussion, get discounts, win prizes and lots more.

Register now