So this is probably a random topic but I am interested in bathing policies in other peds ICU's. I have worked in all three ICU's at my hospital and it varies between them, some for obvious reason but others i'm not sure. They are as follows:NICU - Bath three nights a week, soap & water for bigger babies, sterile water for itty bits and micro's don't really get a bath but wiped down if they've got goobers, bed changes with baths and PRN and bigger babies can also have baths as neededPICU - Bath every night but baths usually involve the "bath wipes" though some will use soap and water, bed changes with baths & PRNCardiacICU - Bath every night but with the chlorahexadine wipes, soap and water is NOT to be used, EXCEPT on midsternal incisions. The only time the chlorahex wipes are not used are if the baby is premature, and soap and water may only be used on "fresh" newborns (aka those that might still have mommy goop ). This is where I am working full time now and the argument against soap and water (the johnsons & johnsons baby soap) is that is increases central line infections however the other ICU's aren't saying that and all three of our ICU's won some award for decreased central line infections. I understand not bathing a fresh open heart or a really sick kid - you wouldn't give a too intense bath in the other units either if the kid is really sick, but for kids that are there for a long time, no soap and water? Seems kind of crazy to me. Especially on stinky chronics! Just wondering what other ICU's are doing.