How often do you bathe your toddlers? Find out!

Toddler bathing
My baby is 21 months. She goes to daycare. We currently bathe her 2-3 times per week, unless she's had a particularly messy day playing or eating or something. My MIL thinks it is "disgusting" to not bathe her EVERY NIGHT before bed. (Sidenote: Back when husband and I were dating, if we'd go spend the weekend with his parents, his mom would ask each of us every evening when we were going to bathe. I, usually preferring to shower in the morning, would sometimes say "not tonight". This visibly bothered her. Forget the fact that, while I am a guest in your house, I am also a grown woman in her 20's, whose hygiene/grooming does not need parental supervision.)

An infant should only be given a bath 1 to 2 times a week because their skin is so sensitive, but you can wipe them down with a damp cloth if needed between baths. As a baby grows and gets more active they should be given a bath more often, 2 to 3 times a week. A toddler should be given a bath the same 2 to 3 times a week unless they are very active and need more. A toddler who has a dry sensitive skin should not be given a bath every day because it washes off the natural oils but should use creams (Not Lotion!) every day. Every other day is fine for children, teenagers and adults unless they are very active (smelly, dirty or/& oily) and need more...
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