Bathing Your Toddler
You hear so many different things about bathing and grooming your toddler. Your doctor says to give him a bath every few days, the parenting magazines say to bathe every day, your friends have their own opinions, and your mother, of course, has hers. So, how often should you really bathe your toddler?
Children do not need their hair washed every day!
Well, as you know, a two- or three-year-old can get very dirty within a very short span of time.
This is a time for experimenting with self-feeding, lots of outside play, and exploring, whether it be digging in the dirt or in the garbage can. Some days, you probably look at your cute, adorable, little mess and think, “There’s no question. He’s absolutely got to have a bath.”
First of all, the toddler years are also years when a child’s body is still developing, including the immune system. If it is the germs that worry you, don’t fret. Germs aren’t always a bad thing.
Children are supposed to come into contact with germs. This is the only way their bodies learn how to fight off bacteria, which can cause illness, so a few germs left behind after a day’s play isn’t all that horrible.