Clay baths for children are becoming more popular as the results people experience are written about, particularly on websites. Since children are smaller than adults, the amount of clay used in the bath and the amount of time in the water needs to be adjusted accordingly. Children may sit in the clay bath up to the waist. As with adults, the more the body is exposed to the clay bath water, the greater the impact. Go slowly, especially with children who are not well.
For children under 20 pounds, add 4 ounces of bath clay to running water in the tub. The child should not stay in the bath more than 5 minutes. Every child is different. Listen and observe for what is right for their individual constitution. For children between 20 and 50 pounds, add 4 to 6 ounces of clay to the bath and let the child bathe for between 5 and 10 minutes, depending on the child. For children greater than 50 pounds, one of our 8 ounce clay baths can be added to the water and the child can bathe for up to 10 minutes, depending on the child. Don’t worry – when rinsed down the drain with plenty of water, clay is safe for sewer systems and septic tanks.
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