How To Care For Your Baby's Skin Properly

Babies have very delicate skin and it can be difficult to know how you should care for it properly.
The first thing to know is that your baby is going to get rashes bumps and lumps at some point,
you can’t really avoid it. A lot of parents get worried when they notice these things appearing but
as long as you know how to treat them properly and how to keep your baby’s skin healthy, you
shouldn’t have anything to worry about. Here are some simple tips on caring for your baby’s skin. 




Get The Right Products 


Firstly, you need to make sure that you are using the right products. All of the soaps that you use on
your own skin are far too harsh for a baby’s skin because they tend to be heavily perfumed. So, you
need to make sure that you are only buying specific baby soaps. All babies are different and certain
products might irritate them. That’s why it’s important that you keep an eye on them and if a product
doesn’t agree with them, you should stop using it. It might take a bit of trial and error but you will be
able to find the right products eventually. 


Diaper Rash 


Diaper rash is a common skin problem in babies and it’s usually caused by skin irritation. The good
news is, there are some simple things that you can do to prevent it. Diapers that are too tight is one
of the most obvious causes so you should consider buying a bigger size or switching to a different
brand if diaper rash is a persistent problem. Leaving a wet diaper on for too long will cause rubbing
and irritation that leads to diaper rash as well. You might not always notice right away but you need
to keep an eye on them and make sure that you’re changing their diaper as soon as you can when
they need it. When you do change their diaper, try to leave it off for a while so they are open to the air
because this will help to prevent the rash. Sometimes, it might be a particular brand of diaper,
detergent, or baby wipe that irritates their skin. If you are changing them right away and their diaper
isn’t tight, but they are still getting diaper rash, you should try changing these things and see if it
makes a difference. Once you find the right combination, it should be fine. 


If your baby has diaper rash, you can get some great treatment creams to relieve the symptoms and it
should clear up fairly quickly. If you find a good brand, it will not only treat the rash, but it will also help
to prevent it in the future. 


Cradle Cap 


Cradle cap is another skin problem that a lot of babies have, usually during the first few months. It
will usually clear up on its own within the first year, but there are some things that you can do to help
it in the meantime. It is caused by excess oil and it appears as a scaly, red rash on the scalp and
behind the ears. There are plenty of great treatment creams out there that will help to deal with it, so
speak with your doctor if you are worried about it and they will help you. You also need to think about
hair care for your baby because the products that you use might be making the problem worse. You
need to find gentle products to clean their hair if they have any. When washing their hair, take care not
to be too rough because you don’t want to irritate the rash and make it worse. Cleaning your baby’s
head properly will help to remove excess oil and can prevent cradle cap. It’s important to remember that
even if your baby does not have hair yet, you should still be using a baby shampoo to clean their hair. 


Eczema 


If you have a family history of skin conditions and allergies, your baby is more likely to develop eczema.
They will get a weepy rash on their face, elbows, chest, arms, and the back of the knees. Over time, it
can get hard and scaly and it can cause them quite a bit of discomfort so you need to find a way to treat
it. Eczema tends to have triggers so you need to be very careful about the products that you are using
and experiment with them to find ones that don’t irritate the skin. Moisturizing the skin is important as
well, but you need to make sure that you don’t over apply them because that can make the problem
worse. If their eczema is particularly bad and you cannot find a way to relieve the symptoms, speak to
your doctor and they will be able to prescribe you some medicated creams.


Prickly Heat 




If you notice small red bumps on your baby’s skin, especially around the neck, armpits, skin folds,
and diaper area, that is most likely prickly heat. These are the areas where your baby sweats the most
and if they are too warm, it can cause irritation and lead to a rash. A lot of parents make the mistake of
wrapping their baby up too warm and that leads to a problem with prickly heat. It’s not just a problem for
the summer either, it can still happen in winter if you are covering them with too many layers. The good
news is, you won’t need any creams or anything to treat it, you just need to help them cool off a bit. 


When you are at home, make sure that their environment is cool. Keep the heating turned down and
open a window or two in the summer to cool them off. When you are dressing them, you should always
go for loose fitting clothes and try to layer them up so if they get too warm, you can take a few layers off. 

Most of the skin issues that your baby will experience are normal and easily treated, but if you are
worried about something, you should always see a doctor.

No comments:

Post a Comment

I love comments. Please feel free to leave a comment. I would love to talk to you further

Get widget
Dear Readers: At this time all giveaways on Maria's Space are for the United States unless otherwise noted.