Bathing

Get and share advice about keeping your child clean, including baby bath basics, baby bathtubs, bath safety and skin care.

Raji posted in Bathing Feb 19

Any recommendation on a moisturizing body wash for toddler?

  • Kee
    Feb 20

    Can’t go wrong with Cetaphil

  • Cheryl
    Feb 21

    I second the Cetaphil

Candace posted in Bathing Feb 14

Colds

Hey moms, do y’all still give ur toddler baths while having a cold?

  • Katie
    Feb 16

    Great news, glad he is feeling better!

  • emily
    Feb 20

    Fridababy (company the makes the awesome boogie sucker! lol!) now makes all natural “bath bombs” for colds! they are wonderful :) (I found them at Target)

Brynne posted in Bathing Feb 09

My daughters hair stinks.

We wash her hair regularly and her hair smells bad. Any tip on what I can use to make it not stink?

Megan posted in Bathing Jan 27

Looking for tips/products to control my little ones hair.

My little one has curls that are just unmanageable. The more we brush it to help get rid of the tangles the frizzier it gets. Poor little one looks like they just rolled out of bed every time.

  • Dee
    Jan 29

    Cantu leave in hair lotion with towel dryer hair works well. Avoid knots at bedtime & to keep curls also, use a scrunchie. If she has long curly hair, and want to get wavy hair for a few days: same as above, put into low ponytail, twist braid. Leave style until dry, and voilà wavy hair! Brush every night and keep in a pony to maintain.

  • mary
    Jan 31

    Shea Moisture has a number of excellent hair products. Get them at Bed/Bath/Beyond with a 20% off coupon, and they are quite affordable.

Wenonah posted in Bathing Jan 25

Bath time

How often do you give your babies a bath? It seems like a of people give their baby baths every night. I was giving her a bath every other day, then i cut back to twice a week because my mom said it wasn’t necessary to give her that many baths since we don’t really go anywhere. I’m a stay at home mom to a 9 month old daughter. It’s still too cold to really get out and go places so we haven’t be... More

  • Kandis
    Jan 30

    I give my 2 year old son a bath a wash up in the mornings after he wakes up. At night is usually when I give him a bath because during the day, we usually go to MyGym, Gymboree, and playground for him to play with other toddlers. When we get back home from either one of those, I give him a wash up and change his clothes. Definitely give him a bath when he poops or just messy.

  • K
    Jan 30

    I bathed my son 2-3 times a week in the beginning, then as he got older, 9/10 months every night bc it was part of a wind down bedtime. But with my girls (15 mth twins) I do once a week, twice if they are lucky😂. Every night not needed. They sell body wipes for in between baths that give them a fresh smell and quick clean.

Brittany posted in Bathing Jan 22

How long do you let your toddlers stay in the tub?

My 2.5 year old has a massive bedtime routine and I hate to do less books or less songs but he also LOVES the tub. Trying to figure out if I’m being a massive push over here 🤦🏼‍♀️

  • Julie
    Jan 23

    Same as April!! As long as she wants...which is usually 30 minutes or so.

  • Jenn
    Jan 31

    Up to half an hour, depending on the day and how much cleaning I have to do in the bathroom lol. Normal amount of time is about 15 minutes.

Abbagail posted in Bathing Dec 27

In need of recommendations

My almost 8 month old doesn’t fit in his infant tub anymore. What would any of you recommend for me to get? He is still a supported sitter and I don’t know what to get. I thank you all in advance for your recommendation

  • Haley
    Dec 29

    The normal way? It’s not a confined seat.

  • Tiana
    Jan 30

    Why not just in the regular tub? I’ve been washing my kid in the tub since 4 months or so.

Anonymous posted in Bathing Dec 20

Bath mat?

My baby/toddler has outgrown her bath seat thing and likes to just sit in the tub like normal. However, she’s slips and slides around so much that she’s almost gone under water like twice during each bath. Is there a good bath mat that can help prevent slipping? Or how do you all bathe your mobile toddlers?

Daughter has dry skin

My daughter’s hands, feet and ankles are always dry. We use dove soap for everyday bath and use aquaphor healing cream on her body. I use the cream on her hands and feet multiple times but the skin is always dry. I’m looking for any suggestions that have worked for your babies. Thank you in advance.

  • Raji
    Dec 14, 2018

    I wish she would drink more water but I guess we can go back to using the humidifier. I can also try the coconut oil. Thank you.

  • Margaret
    Dec 14, 2018

    My son has dry skin, so in the winter I try to only bathe him every other day. I've also been using the Aveeno eczema overnight cream, and I've noticed a huge difference since we started that.

Anonymous posted in Bathing Dec 13, 2018

first Haircuts?

When did you get your little man first hair cut? I know his hair is short but it’s more like I want to trim up the hair that don’t stay down and stick up. Especially the top back of his hair. That part always feel rough like there food and not soft. Makes him look like a duck lol. I mean I know I’m going to probably wait till he’s 2 but just curious if anybody cleaned up their kids hair? Put so... More

  • Anonymous
    Dec 14, 2018

    Ok see everybody tells me to wait but I just want it clean up but idk if he will stay still. It gets all tangle in the back and feels matted and I feel like he will look cute with a cute clean boy cut.

  • Tiffanie
    Jan 01

    I cut my 22mo son's hair myself. I don't trust anyone with scissors around his head, he never sits still. I do it after his bath when he's calm and sleepy. It's worked great so far.

What can I use on my eight month son’s chapped lips?

  • Korynn
    Dec 08, 2018

    vaseline

  • Amy
    Dec 10, 2018

    Lanolin (nipple cream) works great... You can just put it on you (or through bottle if you're not breastfeeding) before feeding!

How many times a week my 1 month baby can have a bath? Thanks.

  • Amy
    Dec 04, 2018

    My pediatrician said about every 3rd day should be enough (plus wiping face/hands) unless there's a diaper disaster for the first 6 months or so! If you bathe them more often they may need lotion to prevent dry skin

  • Bhavana
    Dec 05, 2018

    In the winter about 2 to 3 baths a week. Mostly I would just wipe them down with some warm water and bath towel.

Dry patches

My 7 month old has dry patches on her face (on her cheeks and forehead). What can I put on her face that won’t break her out? Or should I just leave it alone and it will go away eventually?

  • Bobbie
    Dec 03, 2018

    I second the aquaphor! We just saw the dr today because his eczema is so bad. They are having us use the gel hydrocortisone twice a day every other week and said to constantly be using the aquaphor to keep the skin moisturized

  • Jessica
    Dec 04, 2018

    Aquaphor or coconut oil 👌

Tips for washing hair?

Any tips on how to wash the soap out of kids' hair without getting water all over their face? I can't get my two-year old to tilt her head back, so water gets in her eyes and she hates it. We end up not washing her hair that often because of it.

  • Angela
    Dec 09, 2018

    My 3.5 yr old took a while to get her to tilt her head but leaning back against the shower wall helped and teaching her to close her eyes helped. My 2yr old I either lay him down in the tub before we fill it up and rinse it with a shower wand or if he refuses that I taught him to close his eyes and hold his breath and pour over his head and then quickly wipe his face with my hand (you could use... More

  • Beja
    Dec 27

    We stopped doing baths and turned to showers when she was 2. At first, the water falling down freaked her out so it took about a week and she started to love it. She's 3 now and prefers showers. It makes it easier for her to tilt her head back while I shampoo and condition.

Advice on nail clippers for one year old

I've clipped my daughter's nails one times at 3 months and clipped her tiny finger! She bled and I've been scared since. Are there any magic clippers out there?

  • Mishka
    Dec 02, 2018

    I use an electric baby nail trimmer. They sell them on amazon and I absolutely love mine.

  • Amy
    Dec 02, 2018

    I've been filing my LO 's nails instead of cutting

Any advice on clipping a toddler's toe nails?

He’s okay with his finger nails, but clipping his toe nails is the worst! I usually try to do it while he sleeps, but lately he’s been waking up from it. I’d like to get into a routine of doing it while he’s awake without him melting down.

  • Coley
    Dec 02, 2018

    I used to put my daughter in the high chair and give her an activity to distract her.

  • Tyerra
    Dec 04, 2018

    Try while he is asleep..to cut them the best way u can without touching as much..he is probably very ticklish.

Anonymous posted in Bathing Nov 25, 2018

Hair tips for 8months old babygirls

I am currently out of ideas on how to do my 8month hair it gets really nappy and starts to tangle and gets really flat to her head ive tried puff balls which is now not turning out right anymore.. i am now putting beads in her hair (only 3beads on each twist) is that ok for her being so young? Or try something different. HELP

Anonymous posted in Bathing Nov 22, 2018

Cleaning ears

Are you supposed to clean baby’s ear wax??? This is probably a stupid question. The pediatrician said no? But I feel like it can get pretty built up...

  • Elizabeth
    Nov 23, 2018

    Take a wipe wrap it on your finger and wipe the outer ear clean After baths. You never go any deeper because it’s a finger.

  • Kristin
    Nov 24, 2018

    I put a bit of baby oil on a cotton swab & just clean the outside of my baby’s ears when there’s too much dirt. The damp washcloth doesn’t clean enough for me. So I do this once awhile because I noticed with a bit of baby oil, you can get rid more of the dirt/built up. Just be very careful you don’t push anything inside their ears.

Toddler hair falling out!!

Hi everyone I need some advice on my baby hair falling out all around the fronts of her hair.. I’m not sure if she is pulling her hair out or what but it is alarming.. I feel like it’s been a matter of 3 months! Any advice would be 👍🏾

  • Beyonca
    Nov 22, 2018

    My niece was just diagnosed with ringworms in the head (on the scalp). See a knowledgeable and trusted pediatrician.

  • Giuliana
    Nov 25, 2018

    My daughter has alopecia and is starts like patches when she was a toddler. Doctors recommended a topic crean witch had steroids so I decided to stop and started with biotin and that made my daughters hair come back. Hope this helps if that’s the case.

Hi everyone.. Anyone have tips for dry skin for 22m old?

  • Rocio
    Nov 18, 2018

    I skip the baby creams ! There is a Vaseline coconut based lotion my girls we preemies so took me time to find something that really worked for them!

  • Heather
    Nov 23, 2018

    Baby lotion, coconut lotion, beeswax

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