Your Baby’s Skin and How to Take Care of It
Your baby’s skin is delicate and if you’re a first-time parent, follow these simple steps, here’s what you can do to protect it
The fact that our skin is the largest organ of the human body often comes as a surprise to many. It is an extremely important element of our bodies and it is vital to take care of it from a young age. For young children and babies however, it is the job of parents to ensure their children are given the correct skin care to keep their skin supple, soft and nourished.
Our skin is the first line of defence against all external elements including the sun, wind, chemicals, free agents and harmful rays. As a baby’s skin and bodily functions are still in development stages, it makes their all the more sensitive. So you may be wondering the best way to protect and care for your baby’s skin. Here are a few tips on how to care for your baby’s skin.
As some parents prefer to bathe their baby every day, it is probably better to use shampoo and soaps which do not cause an allergic reaction to your baby’s skin. Wash your baby with lukeawarm water and a gentle cleansing soap. Ensure the room you dry and change your baby in post shower is at a good temperature so your baby doesn’t catch a chill.
2. Diaper Changing
Babies often suffer from rashes or skin irritation as a result of diapers left on for too long or are too tight. Ensure diapers are changed as soon as they are wet and add some powder to the area to keep it dry. While rashes are common and are not a serious problem, they could also be a sign of an infection and will require special attention. Visit your pediatrician for a solution right away.
When choosing a talcum powder for your baby, choose products that are specifically designed for babies and avoid powders that are highly fragranced and have chemicals which may irritate your baby’s sensitive skin.
There are many ways in which you can prevent your baby from getting a rash. The detergent you use for your infant’s bedding, towels and clothing can have an impact on your baby’s skin. Opt for gentle detergents to reduce the likelihood of rashes and irritation. If you’re a first-time parent then take extra care and precaution when it comes to your baby’s health and skin. Babies are born with gentle and fragile skin and if proper skin care is not practiced it can result in rashes and skin problems.