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Wednesday, November 12, 2008

WHEN IS THE BEST TIME TO TAKE A BATH?

SHE WRITES:

When I was in the Philippines, I took a bath anytime I wanted or needed one. It didn't matter if the sun was up or down. All that mattered was if I think I needed one, I'll just go ahead and take a bath. When I was pregnant, I even took a bath 3 times a day in the summer!

When I came to China last year, I learned that most (if not all) Chinese takes a bath at night. When they wake up the next morning, they just brush their teeth, wash their face and rush through the day. Most Filipinos however take a bath in the morning but before we retire at night, we have half baths (washing the body but not the hair). This difference raised an argument between my husband and his co-worker... Our Chinese friends think bath time at night is BEST so they can have a good night sleep. My husband and I think the BEST time to take a bath is in the morning so you can have a fresh start.

How about you? When do you think is the BEST time to take a bath?
A. at night
B. in the morning
C. others (pls. specify)

YOU WRITE: (please read comments portion for the FULL version of the comments posted)

A. at night
brooke: I prefer the evening and the fresh scent of my lotion follows me to my bed and let's me sleep better. PLUS I am not a morning person. ;)
jenners: A - At night. I took your question very literally--a bath in a tub vs. a shower. I rarely take baths (I usually clean via the quicker and more efficient shower in the mornings) but when I do, it is a full-blown production with bubbles, music, candles, a good book/magazine and my little bath pillow.
don: I like to take baths at night, so I can just relax and soak away stress. The morning feels too rushed to take a bath, so I take a shower in the morning.
jada's gigi: I like nighttime baths. I like ending the day with a relaxig shower just before bed. I like to feel all clean when I crawl between my sheets.
saija: i usually shower at night ... after a day of doing, i like to go to sleep showered ... and i don't like water on me in the mornings (plus in a cold country - it seems that much colder to shower in the morning!) ...
ha.ha.wait.what?: I take my shower at night, so I can do the long process of drying and straightening my hair. (That way I don't have to get up early in the morning to do it.)
every photo tells a story: I like to take a long, hot bath at night when I can wind down for bed.Very relaxing and soothing.

B. in the morning
poshpost: for me, it is in the morning. i can't go out or start work without taking a bath. i just take a bath as needed throughout the day, but a morning bath is a must for me. :D
meggie: We always shower in the morning, to begin our day. If it has been a hot day, we also shower in the evening, so we are refreshed to sleep.Any time is OK!@

C. others (pls. specify)
nancy: What an interesting question.. I think it depends on what you do all day...It all depends.
mary: I take a bath in the mornings because it helps me to wake up and to feel fresh. I give my boys a bath at night because it helps them to sleep better.
marriage markers: i take a bath in the morning, sometimes in the afternoon, and then in the evening, before hitting the sack. i don't like going to bed without washing off the day's dirt and grime. lol
flowers: i take a bath throughout the day, sometimes up to 5 times, especially when it is really hot. where i stay, the place is really hot, so i sweat a lot. so i just hit the shower whenever i feel the need to cool off.
henry the dog: Never. My mum never baths me. A nice lady called Claire comes round from time to time and clips my hair off, but mum doesn't believe in bathing dogs.
lee: Ever since the advent of the (supposedly non-existent) climate change and its associated water restrictions we have only had showers. Sniff!I used to have baths in the evening. I always shower in the morning.
ruth: I have two answers to your question. If I shower, which is most days, it's in the morning. If I take a bath (fill the tub with warm water), which is rare, it's at night, and that is rare because it uses a lot of water.
pauline: What an interesting way to learn other customs! For me, when I bathe depends on how dirty I've gotten during the day. If I shower at night (after a day of gardening or hiking etc.), then I merely wash up in the morning.
zunnur: Taking a bath in the morning and in the evening is almost a must for me and most of the people in my country.
philip: Both day and night. I wouldn't dare going out of the house in the morning without taking a bath. And I wouldn't dare to smell bad in my dreams...I might end up having a nightmare!
why: Sometimes I love to shower in the morning, when I need to wake myself up quickly, but I also like to take a nice bath right before bed. It depends. I don't follow a set schedule.

23 comments:

Nancy said...

What an interesting question.. I think it depends on what you do all day. For instance I work in a Nursing Home and feel I have to shower when I get home, just because, but I also shower in the morning before I go to work. For some that may be to many showers. Some days I don't have the time to shower after work so then I bathe in the evening before bed and not again in the morning. It all depends.

Mary said...

I take a bath in the mornings because it helps me to wake up and to feel fresh. I give my boys a bath at night because it helps them to sleep better. This arrangements works best for us so that the mornings run smoothly.

Posh Post Reviews said...

for me, it is in the morning. i can't go out or start work without taking a bath. i just take a bath as needed throughout the day, but a morning bath is a must for me. :D

Marriage Markers said...

i take a bath in the morning, sometimes in the afternoon, and then in the evening, before hitting the sack. i don't like going to bed without washing off the day's dirt and grime. lol

Flowersbythewayside said...

i take a bath throughout the day, sometimes up to 5 times, especially when it is really hot. where i stay, the place is really hot, so i sweat a lot. so i just hit the shower whenever i feel the need to cool off.

but i start it off in the morning.

Posh Post Reviews said...

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meggie said...

We always shower in the morning, to begin our day. If it has been a hot day, we also shower in the evening, so we are refreshed to sleep.
Any time is OK!@

Henry the Dog said...

Never. My mum never baths me. A nice lady called Claire comes round from time to time and clips my hair off, but mum doesn't believe in bathing dogs. She sometimes sprays the mud off my legs after my daily walk (if it's been rainy) and she grooms me but I've only had one bath when I was a puppy and decided to roll in some fresh cow poo. Her other dog, Sam, was a black labrador and apparently people used to comment how wonderful his fur was and how he never smelled 'doggy'. Apparently I don't smell 'doggy' either, which is a bit of a pain as far as I'm concerned. I'd like to smell doggy. My mum's not sure if her dogs never smell doggy because she never baths them or because we get lots of fresh air and walk an hour a day. My mum never baths either, she has this thing called a shower, which she goes in every morning and sometimes at night, when it's summer. Uncle Hugh sometimes goes in the shower in the morning, but sometimes he doesn't go in it at all. Should I be telling you that?

Lee said...

Bath? Bath? What's a bath? Ever since the advent of the (supposedly non-existent) climate change and its associated water restrictions we have only had showers. Sniff! I am SO jealous. I used to have baths in the evening. I always shower in the morning.

Ruth said...

Hi! Thank you for the invitation to come see your interesting blog.

I have two answers to your question. If I shower, which is most days, it's in the morning. If I take a bath (fill the tub with warm water), which is rare, it's at night, and that is rare because it uses a lot of water. It's more for relaxation than cleansing. But we now have a hot tub and that takes care of the warm relaxation and so I rarely take a bath. Oh, and I only wash my hair once every three days.

Pauline said...

What an interesting way to learn other customs! For me, when I bathe depends on how dirty I've gotten during the day. If I shower at night (after a day of gardening or hiking etc.), then I merely wash up in the morning. If I've led a sedentary day I wash up at night and shower the next morning.

Thanks for stopping by an commenting on my site.

zunnur said...

Taking a bath in the morning and in the evening is almost a must for me and most of the people in my country. According to old folks, taking a bath at night is not prefered especially for pregnant ladies as it isn't good for health, but I can't avoid it as most of the time, I finished work late in the evening.

Brooke said...

I prefer the evening and the fresh scent of my lotion follows me to my bed and let's me sleep better. PLUS I am not a morning person. ;)

Jenners said...

A - At night

I took your question very literally--a bath in a tub vs. a shower. I rarely take baths (I usually clean via the quicker and more efficient shower in the mornings) but when I do, it is a full-blown production with bubbles, music, candles, a good book/magazine and my little bath pillow. Taking a bath is a luxury to me and I save it for a special treat. I shower in the mornings because it makes me feel fresher and more ready to conquer the day. I'll only shower at night if I'm sweaty from exercise or yardwork.

Stevie G.B. said...

You left a comment on my blog..thank you for that. I went to yours, but it's a little too girly for me..I will visit occasionally and post. Hope you do the same .

bye
Steve

Stevie G.B. said...

Hi,

Thanks for thc comment on my blog. I will visit yours too.

Don said...

I like to take baths at night, so I can just relax and soak away stress. The morning feels too rushed to take a bath, so I take a shower in the morning.

Jada's Gigi said...

I like nighttime baths. I like ending the day with a relaxig shower just before bed. I like to feel all clean when I crawl between my sheets. When I take a morning shower I feel as if I am wasting the day away and can't wait to get on with things but at night I feel as if I have done all I need to do and the day is ending.

Saija said...

i usually shower at night ... after a day of doing, i like to go to sleep showered ... and i don't like water on me in the mornings (plus in a cold country - it seems that much colder to shower in the morning!) ...

that's my norm ... though i shower in the a.m.'s sometimes too ...

:o)

blessings on your blogging experience!

GARBOBAGAHE.COM said...

Both day and night. I wouldn't dare going out of the house in the morning without taking a bath.

And I wouldn't dare to smell bad in my dreams...I might end up having a nightmare! Hehehehe!

Ha Ha. Wait. What? said...

I take my shower at night, so I can do the long process of drying and straightening my hair. (That way I don't have to get up early in the morning to do it.)

Every Photo Tells A Story said...

I like to take a long, hot bath at night when I can wind down for bed.
Very relaxing and soothing.

WHY said...

Sometimes I love to shower in the morning, when I need to wake myself up quickly, but I also like to take a nice bath right before bed. It depends. I don't follow a set schedule.

 

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