First of all, I know everyone is wondering if the sickness has left the building. For the most part we’re all doing much better. The babies are still a bit more clingy and whiny than usual, but otherwise they act like they are doing fine. N and I still have a little left over coughing, but we’re feeling better as well. If I could just get my back feeling better I’d be happy.
Now on to the topic at hand…
I have been giving the twins their baths every other day in the morning. Bathing them is a very exhausting endeavor for me, so I do it in the morning because that’s when I have the most energy. Recently I was able to start using the big bathtub and washing them both at the same time and it helps some to be able to do them both at once. Bathing every other day is for two reasons. One, L has eczema and I don’t want to dry out his skin too much, and two, I can use my energy in other ways on the days I don’t wash them.
However, lately they’ve become much dirtier by the end of each day than they had before. Between the dog hair that accumulates in various nooks and crannies, and the food they rub in their hair or dribble down their chin (which makes them sticky and more hair accumulates), they’re downright filthy. I do wipe them down with a baby wipe after each meal and as I change their last diaper of the day and put on their PJs, but it’s not a very thorough job.
I’m starting to wonder if I need to start washing them every day and switch to nights so that there isn’t as much filth on their sheets. I know a lot of people make it part of their nighttime routine, but it hasn’t been for us. I guess I should just try it and see if it works. If it’s too hard for me to do their baths at night, I can always switch back. I’ll have to let you know how it goes.