"I bath my kids twice a day!"
Parent24 readers share their thoughts on how often you should bath your kids.
According to a recent article published on Parent24 called Daily baths not a must for kids where a dermatologist advises that kids under the age of 11 are fine with two to three baths a week.
Here's what some of our readers had to say:
At least twice a day!
Firstly OMG !!!
I cannot fathom the idea of not bathing my baby for a day yet alone several.
I bath both my girls twice or thrice a day depending on activities but twice is minimum.
I don't feel comfortable not bathing every day
I must admit that my kids loved their baths, especially in the evenings as it helped them to relax before bedtime. I was brought up to bath or shower every day and my kids did the same and still enjoy their daily ritual. I don't feel comfortable with the idea of not bathing every day, what would their spouses think of this one day when they're adults and married! It's definitely not for me.
SA is a water-stressed country
A further consideration for South Africans is that we are a water-stressed country, so to save water:
- rather take a shower than a bath, or re-use your bath water if multiple members of the family bath each day and;
- kids, and even adults depending on physical activity levels, don't have to shower/bath every day.
We should be saving water anyway
I'm not the type to really give feedback often but i feel this is a good topic especially given the fact that we are so close to water shedding.
Sure kids feel fresh after a bath but really, with water becoming a luxury it makes no sense to deem it so very incumbent.
I explain to my kids about how we need to save water and yes, hygiene is important so face, hands n feet must be washed more than once a day.
Maybe u should ask yourself when water gets restricted what will u do? Rather wash out your veg and meat for cooking and eating or bath your kids for the second or third time (or more) in the week?
What do you think? Should kids bath every day? Is it okay to skip a day every now and then? Send us your thoughts to firstname.lastname@example.org