New parents learn quickly that the purpose of bath time isn't just to get your little one clean. It's about bonding. As children get older it also becomes something of a play time activity for them. So it's important that while we spend time in the bathroom, we don't forget to be aware of the impact it may have on the environment.
Americans are considered the cleanest people in the world due to daily showering. Although this keeps your friends and co-workers happy that you smell nice, bathing everyday is not necessary. This also applies to babies. The recommended bathing needs of a newborn is every other day and can even be done through a sponge bath. Soap, for the most part, isn't even needed. When soap is needed, be sure to use something mild and natural. Look for products that are perfume and dye free so as not to irritate baby's sensitive skin. Burt's Bees and California Baby are known for being natural and even listing every ingredient on their products so you know exactly what you are using.