Sphynx being a hairless breed, do not have hair to absorb their skin oils, therefore occasional bathing is necessary to reduce oily sediments left behind on bedding and furniture. How often should you bath? The answer is specific to each cat and how much they naturally produce oil. The goal is to bathe just enough to keep the cat clean without inadvertently causing overproduction of oils by bathing too frequently, typically this is once or twice a month. A gentle shampoo should be used, some good brands we like to use are Burt's Bees baby shampoo, and Nature's Baby Organics. Keep in mind "spot cleaning" with a warm washcloth can lengthen the days between the need for a bath.
Get in the habit of cleaning your sphynx's ears and nail beds once to twice a weekly, remember there are no fuzzy hair follicles in the sphynx ear to keep dirt and oil out. Ears can become pretty grimy quickly, a good ear cleaner we use is Zymox. Cotton face cleaning pads (found at Walmart or CVS) and Q-tips are gentle and helpful in reaching those hard to reach crevices of a cat's ear.
The single most important thing you can do for your Sphynx kitten is to feed it the best quality food your budget can afford, one where the first, second, and third ingredients are meat based and avoid products where plant based ingredients are used as main protein sources. You've heard it before.. good health starts from the inside out.
Declawing is not an option, therefore make it a habit early on to include weekly nail trimming . Your kitten will be accustomed to nail clippers, wiping of paws and pads as a part of our early developmental training.