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How often should 3 and 4 year olds bathe on average?

In Topics: Physical development
> 60 days ago

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Wayne Yankus
Oct 25, 2010
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What the Expert Says:

Every day. Given active play and exposure to friends in school and groups, it makes sense to do a quick shower or bath daily.  At night it also helps calm them down and get ready for bed.  Exceptions would be children with eczema or certain skin conditions.  Use a fragrance free color free soap and warm not hot water. Best wishes and happy bathing.

Wayne Yankus, MD, FAAP
expert panelist: pediatrics

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