For most families, bath time is an important part of the nightly routine. With the amount of things children get into during the day, it makes sense to want to "wash the day away," so to speak, and prep for a brand new day. But what if I told you there were some weirdly scary things that happen when you bathe your toddler everyday? Would that change your routine. Learning that daily baths aren't ideal is a pretty big deal for many parents. After all, isn't cleanliness next to godliness or something like that?
It turns out that bathing your child everyday may be doing more harm than good. I'll admit, I'm as bad as anyone. Though I don't mind a bit of dirt on my toddlers, bath-time has turned into our daily moment of calm, a space where both of my daughters are mutually happy and will spend more than 15 minutes together in peace.
Unfortunately, after learning about these rather unideal consequences of daily baths, our serene nightly baths will be pushed back to once or twice weekly, because it turns out that dirt isn't quite as bad as we often assume it to be.