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is bathing safe for nine to twelve month old babies?

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Dr. James Ferguson
Pediatrics 46 years experience
Yes: Baby may enjoy bath time now, splashing, cooing, and playing. Never leave your baby alone in the tub for even a minute. Genital care is often overlooked. Girls need the folds opened to clean away any buildup of creams or debris. Circumcised boys need the foreskin drawn back to expose similar buildups of body secretions or debris that can be gently washed away.
Dr. Peterson Pierre
Dermatology 24 years experience
Bathing: Yes it is. Use gentle products and bathe every 2-3 times a week.

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Is bathing safe for twelve to fifteen month old babies?

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Dr. James Ferguson
Pediatrics 46 years experience
Yes: Baby may enjoy bath time now, splashing, cooing, and playing. Never leave your baby alone in the tub for even a minute. Genital care is often overlooked. Girls need the folds opened to clean away any buildup of creams or debris. Circumcised boys need the foreskin drawn back to expose similar buildups of body secretions or debris that can be gently washed away.

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