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how often do you bath your children?

(30 Posts)
leogirl Thu 11-Sep-08 11:05:07

I think 3 times a week is okay (they are school age) but am I being awful and should be doing it every night?!

stroppyknickers Thu 11-Sep-08 11:06:18

no. tell yourself it is bad for their skin to be too clean...

TrinityRhino Thu 11-Sep-08 11:07:32

sounds fine to me

ever 3 days ish we manage it

we have an 8 r old, 3yr old and a 19 month old
they all go in together

I someimes jump in too grin

bamboostalks Thu 11-Sep-08 11:07:52

Every second night, she gets a touch of excema otherwise. Sometimes it could be every night if she is hot and grimy etc, can also stretch to 3 nights if I am feeling lazy.

beansmum Thu 11-Sep-08 11:08:19

ds(4) gets one about 3 times a week unless he really wants one.

OneLieIn Thu 11-Sep-08 11:08:35

Every night. Aged 7 and 5. truth is 5 year old smells quite bad by the end of a day.

They go in together and we wash hair 2 times a week.

ChacunaSonGout Thu 11-Sep-08 11:08:52

6 kids - all of them every night

MrsMattie Thu 11-Sep-08 11:10:19

3 x a week-ish for my DS, unless he has had a mud bath at the park or something, then maybe more.

shinyshoes Thu 11-Sep-08 11:13:01

Baby 8 monthes old 3 times a week

Ds2 Sunday, tuesday and friday

DS1 has a bath every morning before school.

Egg Thu 11-Sep-08 11:13:13

DS1 (2.5) is now 3 or 4 times a week (was every night til DTs were born).

DTs (8 months) twice a week (just do not have time or inclination). They do get an extra bath or hose down if they poo or puke all over themselves though!

leogirl Thu 11-Sep-08 11:32:11

phew thanks, had thought my children were going to end up the dirtiest in the class!!!!

lizziemun Thu 11-Sep-08 11:54:53

DD1 (4.9yrs) every night as it is part of her bedtime routine and just put dd2 (1yr) in with her.

cazboldy Thu 11-Sep-08 11:59:14

5 kids - every night.......... but we do live on a farm and they are always filthy!

LindzDelirium Thu 11-Sep-08 12:00:01

every other day, again due to ther eczema thing (GP's advice). My DD is bath-shy anyway!

GeorgeTheCarpetThrasher Thu 11-Sep-08 12:01:16

dd 3 (2yrs)every night.
I always have done as part of her bedtime routine.

Swedes Thu 11-Sep-08 12:03:52

Every day. Bath for the two little ones and showers for the big boys.

pinkmagic1 Thu 11-Sep-08 12:26:56

DS(4) and DD(22 months) have a bath every night and hair wash every 4 days.

nowwearefour Thu 11-Sep-08 12:28:42

every other day roughly sometimes goes to 3 days sometimes two days consecutively

misdee Thu 11-Sep-08 12:38:13

dd3 hasnt had a bath since last day of august blush

roll on tuesday!

TheShipsCat Thu 11-Sep-08 12:44:49

At the moment, once a week in a plastic bath we fill up from the kitchen tap. Still waiting for the sodding plumber to turn up!

Thomcat Thu 11-Sep-08 12:49:36

DD1 & DD2 (6.5 and 2.5) jump in the shower with us most mornings.
I give DD3 (nearly 1) a little wash down bath most evenings cos she feeds herself and is usually covered head to foot in food! Often DD1 and or DD2 want to jump in too and that's fine but I dn't make them.
They then have a roper big deep seperate bath at the weekend and a hairwash.

MoChan Thu 11-Sep-08 12:52:41

I bath my little girl every night because she is rubbish at eating (13 months) and by the end of the day she's encrusted with food. Though to be honest, I think the bath helps her sleep so I might continue it even once she's better at eating.

sweetkitty Thu 11-Sep-08 12:55:32

DDs 4,2 and 8 weeks, every 2 or 3 days unless they are dirty.

funnypeculiar Thu 11-Sep-08 12:58:03

Every night (2.5 & 4.5) - but more because it's part of our bedtime wind down than because i actually think they need to be clean.

more Thu 11-Sep-08 12:59:27

When they are dirty and smelly. Could be every day, could be 3 times a week.

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