Mommy blogger in hot water over infrequent infant bathing

October 10, 2013

Claire Goss is a mother of three. She says though nightly baths were once a bedtime routine, five years later, she simply doesn't have the time.

Her babble blog post, "Do you really need to bathe baby?" has started a backlash from online moms who are calling her lazy.

Goss says it's not only a matter of convenience it's a matter of health.

"My pediatrician told me with my second that I was bathing him too frequently because his skin was dried out," said Claire Goss, mother.

The American Academy of Pediatrics says too many trips to the tub can decrease a baby's natural bacteria count and make them more susceptible to infections.

However, they still advise it's best to wash your baby at least 3 times a week.

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