Whenever you think about a baby, the thought of “flawless skin” automatically pops into your mind, isn’t it? Well! Let’s burst this bubble first. Not all newborns have smooth or soft skin. For some, it can be dry, flaky, or extremely sensitive.
Hey! Worry not! Even if it’s not perfect as you thought, you can take care of your baby’s skin. In this article, you’ll find some handy tips that will help you with your baby’s skincare. So, without further ado, let’s get going!
Resist Your Urge to Bathe Your Baby Everyday
Of course, you take a shower every day. But that doesn’t mean your baby requires it too. As per the renowned pediatrician, two or three times a week is more than enough. That doesn’t mean you don’t have to clean sensitive areas like the diaper area. But you need to stop bathing them every day.
Otherwise, it will dry out their skin and remove all the essential oils that protect their skin from possible infections or irritants.
Moisturize Your Baby’s Skin
Remember, your baby’s skin is very prone to dryness. You need to keep it moisturized for as long as possible. So, when you take the baby out of the tub, pat her/him dry and apply the baby balm to moisturize your baby’s sensitive spots.
Not only do moisturizers prevent their skin from getting dry, but they also add plenty of moisture to their skin in between baths. It is okay if you apply thick layers. You can also opt for a humidifier to prevent their skin from getting dry.
Note: Make sure you choose gentle products for your child. These products are usually non-toxic and specifically designed for babies. And forget about baby powder as your baby might inhale it, and it could cause some damage. If you still want to use it, apply only a thin lawyer and shake the powder away from your baby.
Ensure that your baby’s diaper area is clean and dry, or else it might cause diaper rash. For this, you need to keep that area open as long as possible. Also, if you are using diapers, make sure to change them as soon as they get wet.
Ensure Sunlight Doesn’t Hit Your Baby’s Skin Directly
You can’t go for sunscreens for babies under the age of 6 months. But that doesn’t mean you need to stay cooped inside your house forever. It’s essential to have an active lifestyle. You and your baby both require fresh air.
So, open the sun cover of your baby’s stroller, dress her appropriately and go for a walk at the park or a beach, whichever is feasible. You can even chill for some time under an umbrella or a shade.
Your newborn is finally at your place now. You are starting to settle, trying to keep him/her warm or nourished. But baby skincare is equally important. Remember, their skin is delicate, just like your baby’s immune system. So, use the tips mentioned above to avoid skin irritation, drying, chafing, or rashes.