It is common for parents to give extra care for their new born baby, especially for their gentle and fragile skin. Baby skin is unlike the adult skin. It is much more delicate and sensitive that easily get susceptible due to environmental changes like temperature. Here are the simple tips to keep baby’s skin healthy that new parents should pay attention to.
As the infant has stayed in a fluid environment for several months, dry skin is a common problem in new born babies. It will result in the peeling of old skin cells. Parents don’t need to worry too much since such a skin peeling will resolve on its own. All you need to do is to limit bath time and avoid daily baths for babies. Also, look for the gentle soap-free cleansers and a natural plant oil like coconut oil and sunflower oil to keep the moisture locked in and tackle the dry skin problem for babies.
Prickly heat usually appears on the neck, diaper area and armpits. It happens because the sweat glands of babies are less developed, when the weather is hot and humid. To treat prickly heat, you can keep your baby dry and cool by turning on fans and air-conditioner and avoid too many layers of clothes when it is hot.
It happens due to the skin irritation by bacterial infections or even the allergy to diaper material. It is often related to wet and soiled diapers. It is suggested to change the baby’s diaper often to prevent the diaper rash when you discover the bright red skin on the baby’s bottom. If your baby has diarrhea, using ointment is important to create a barrier to protect their fragile skin.
It is well known that UV rays of the sun are harmful to the skin. It could be even worse in term of your baby’s soft and gentle skin that can easily burn from sun exposure. It is not recommended to expose your baby directly to the sun’s ray during the initial months of birth. You can use a hat or umbrella to avoid direct sunlight. For those over 6 months of age, apply sunscreen lotion on baby’s skin to protect against the harsh UV rays.