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I am worried about the skin issue. I am more worried about dirt and germs, however, when it comes to him starting daycare. I have read on some other boards that giving a bath every night for a longer period of time, and only using soap a couple of those nights can be good.
But the skin issue will trump all else in the end.
When our LO was less then 6 months we bathed him every 2 to 3 days.
He is now 17 months old and just loves water so there are times he gets a bath a night with some of them being nothing more then a play bath.
Last night was bath night for Jacob. about 1/2 hour after the bath he was knocked out and I was putting him to bed. He slept 6.5 hours straight through.
This nightly bath idea is certainly appealing when we look at it this way!
I like the idea of getting him in the water every night, and only using soap on him twice a week. My wife is so worried aobut his skin though, that it may not be something that happens. But the first thing she mentioned this morning was that he slept through the night. This might be the opening I need