Baby Skin Conditions
Many babies are prone to skin irritation in the first few months after birth. Here’s how to spot and treat common baby skin conditions. You can rest assured that most of your newborn’s rashes will cause no harm and go away on their own. While caring for baby’s skin may seem complex, all you really need to know are three simple things: which conditions can you treat at home, which need medical treatment and how can you prevent baby from experiencing skin problems to begin with?
Baby skin care tips
Laundry Tips for Baby Skin Care
Avoiding skin rashes, like diaper rash, will keep your baby smiling and happy: Use a gentle detergent to wash everything that touches your infant’s skin, from bedding and blankets, to towels and even your own clothes. You’ll cut down on the likelihood of baby developing irritated or itchy skin.
Baby Skin Care Products
Shopping for baby skin care products? Less is more. Look for items without dyes, fragrance, phthalates and parabens -- all of which could cause skin irritation. When in doubt, talk to your paediatrician to see if a product is appropriate for newborn skin.
Avoiding Skin Problems at Bath Time
Remember, newborn skin is soft and sensitive. Keep baby’s skin hydrated by bathing your baby in warm water for only three to five minutes. Apply a baby lotion or moisturiser immediately after bath while skin is still wet, and then pat dry instead of rubbing.
If rashes or other skin conditions are making your baby irritable, try baby massage. Gently stroking and massaging baby’s skin can not only help boost relaxation, but it may also lead to better sleep and reduce or stop crying, according to a recent study.
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