Baby skin care tips
The skin of a newborn baby isn’t the same as your own skin which is why it needs some extra care. Newborn skin is extremely delicate and therefore crèmes with fragrances and chemicals along with the dyes and detergents in clothing can cause skin dryness, irritation, and rashes. In this article, we are going to discuss a few essential skin care tips for the newborns.
Bathing your baby: Newborns don’t need more than 2-3 baths a week in lukewarm water. The most important step towards a perfect baby bath is to determine the correct temperature and then fill up the tub with not more than 3-4 inches of water. Soaps can be bad for your baby’s skin but if you really want to give your baby a soap bath then choose a mild, scent free baby soap. For cleaning the hair you need to use a washcloth dipped in a baby shampoo solution and rub it gently on the scalp. Clean the face of your baby with a moist cotton ball. After bathing your baby wrap her in a hooded towel and apply baby lotion all over the body. Never bathe your newborn baby more than 2 times a week. This is because too much bathing reduces the natural oils which protect the skin of the baby leaving the skin vulnerable and prone to eczema.
Baby’s Laundry: When it comes to washing your newborn’s clothes always use detergents which are free of dyes and fragrance. Ideally, you need to use baby laundry detergents for cleaning your newborn’s clothes. Make sure not to use fabric softeners at all costs.
Stay away from the sun: If you are taking your child out in the sun then make sure to take certain precaution to protect her delicate skin. Dress your baby in cotton clothing with long sleeves and a hat. If the baby is less than 6 months of age then try not to take him out to direct sunlight.
Diapering Tips: Change the diapers of your baby frequently and each time wipe her thoroughly with a baby wipe. You can put some moisturizer or use some warm water to wipe the bottom of your baby and then pat dry gently. Now you need to air dry your baby’s bottom for a few minutes so as to keep away the diaper rashes.
Choose the baby products wisely: When it comes to the tender skin of your baby make sure that you only use skin care products make especially for the newborns. Make use of chemical free crèmes and moisturizers and fragrance-free and tear free shampoos and bathing gels. Keep lots of baby lotions at hand since moisturizing the skin of your baby is extremely vital. In the winter make use of lotions with a thick consistency. Contrary to what most people believe, you don’t need a baby powder to keep your newborn’s skin smooth and rash free. However, you can always sprinkle a little powder on your baby’s bottom to keep away rashes.