Baby’s skin is thin and fragile. Newborn babies are prone to skin irritations like diaper rash and eczema. Parents require to provide extra care to keep your baby’s skin healthy. Here are some simple tips to strengthen your baby’s skin protective barrier.
(1) Use fragrance-free and tear-free baby shampoo and body wash
Baby shampoo and body wash should be gentle on baby's skin and hair to avoid skin allergies. Use a mild body wash and a tear-free baby shampoo to cleanse your baby's sensitive skin gently with lukewarm water. Don’t use antibacterial soaps as they may be too harsh for baby’s skin.
(2) Use a mild baby lotion to moisturize baby’s skin
Don’t bath your baby too often due to this will strip away the moisture and natural oils of baby’s skin. Remember to use a mild and fragrance-free baby lotion to keep your baby’s sensitive skin hydrated and strengthen the protective skin’s barrier. Natural coconut oil and shea butter are good choices.
(3) Change diapers frequently and clean with baby wipes gently
Diaper rashes often appear due to the diaper is too tight or the wet diaper left on baby’s skin too long. Change the diaper more often and change the wet diaper quickly can prevent diaper rashes. Use baby wipes to keep baby’s skin clean and dry. Don’t wear the diaper too tight to avoid skin irritations.
(4) Dress your baby in loose and cotton clothing
Dress your baby in loose and cotton clothing and keep the environment cool can prevent prickly heat rashes. Prickly heat rashes normally occur at neck, armpits and skin folds due to sweating. Avoid using chemical detergents to wash the baby’s clothing. This can protect your baby’s skin from harmful infections or allergic reactions.