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    Mayo Clinic Minute: How often should your kids bathe?

African American woman bathing her little babyBath time can be a struggle for parents.

“I help a lot of families with this issue,” Mayo Clinic pediatric dermatologist Dr. Dawn Davis says, smiling. “It becomes a sort of contract negotiation with young patients and parents.”

The good news is, depending on their age and activity level, some children need just a few baths a week with an unscented, hypoallergenic soap.

In this Mayo Clinic Minute, Dr. Davis explains how often kids at different ages should be in the tub or shower. Jeff Olsen reports.

Watch: The Mayo Clinic Minute

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