POPSUGAR Moms Poll How Often Should Children Bathe Squeaky Clean: How Often Does Your Child Bathe? by Heather Maddan 11/28/10 1 Shares Like us on Facebook A quick dip in the tub for a rub a dub dub! Some parents have their children take a bath on a nightly basis and others let the grime build until washing it off is the only option. So come clean, how often do your kiddos soak? Image Source: Thinkstock Read More BathingHygieneChildren POPSUGAR, the #1 independent media and technology company for women. Where more than 75 million women go for original, inspirational content that feeds their passions and interests. Stay sane and savvy with our daily newsletter Sign up with By signing up, I agree to the Terms and to receive emails from POPSUGAR. What’s Your Reaction? Thanks for your reaction Don’t forget to share this with your friends! 0 0 0 0 0 0 0Reactions 4 years My kids - a stepdaughter (age 5) and my son (2 1/2) are bathed daily - in the morning, just like my husband and I do. Iin a lot of ways, I'm a bit of a "granola" parent, but not re: athing. Hygiene is a big deal. Children run and sweat more than most adults I know...and then if you factor in a) diapers/potty training accidents and b) wiping problems in potty trained and pre-pubertal kids, it seems to me that they should be bathed daily. My stepdaughter does not get bathed daily when she goes to her mom's, sometimes she does not get a bath at all the entire time that she is gone. She comes back (and goes to school) with stinky, itchy hair, stinky feet...and well...remember that wiping issue I mentioned? Yep. Neither child has had problems with dry skin - we always use lotion, which just seems to make sense. I believe that kids shouldn't live in any way that I woudn't live - I wouldn't live dirty or without brushed hair etc and neither should my kids. MonkiChriz 4 years Unlike everyone else who posted, my child gets a bath/shower daily. My 13 month old is just getting into the semi-solid food phase and loves trying to eat by himself. This leads to a VERY messy meals so I have to give him a quick bath/shower. And anyways, I want to make sure his diaper area is completely clean since I'm never sure if I clean up his poops very well. =P FrankiLee 4 years We give our two year old daughter a bath every evening as it's part of her bedtime routine. But we only use soap about two or three times a week (unless she has been outside and really dirty on a day we wouldn't normally use soap) and wash her hair probably once or twice at the most. MissSushi 4 years My 2 year old gets a bath every day, but we don't use soaps on her skin or hair. I wash her hair every week or so, and rinse it out each night. Of course, like everyone else, if she gets super dirty, that gets changed up a bit. My 8 month old gets a bath every 2-3 days, and I pretty much never use soap on his hair, it rinses out clean and fluffy without extra products. betty-kraker 4 years my 2 girls 5 and 7 get baths on Sunday Tuesday Thursday in the winter and in spring and summer it all depends on how dirty and sweaty they get 4 years i bathe my boys twice a day: in the morning and before they go to bed. amandachalynn 4 years My son also bathes every other day. It strips your skin and hair of natural oils to bathe every day. I would do it less than I do, but he's a 5 year old boy, and he gets sweaty! BTW, that is such a sweet picture! Always awesome to see a big strong man look so happy with a baby! 4 years I give my son a bath every other day. Of course, if he's had a dirty day playing then I give him an extra bath, but otherwise it's fine.