Baby Skincare Tips 101
Being a new parent comes with a lot of responsibility. There’s undoubtedly lots of stress involved when it comes to caring for a tiny human being who’s reliant on you for everything. There’s great deal that you have to handle — naturally, you may end up neglecting some important things.
We understand that baby skincare, in particular, can be overwhelming at times. But your baby’s skin needs a lot of attention! Don’t worry though, this article has you covered.
Here's an informative guide on how to take care of your baby’s skin.
Treat Rashes and Irritated Skin
When it comes to baby skin issues, diaper rashes top the list. A baby’s skin is sensitive and vulnerable to irritation and dryness. Thus, it’s important to keep your baby clean and dry — give them regular and gentle baths, and change diapers when they get wet or soiled.
Ointments with calendula extract are great if you want to soothe your baby's irritated skin. Calendula is anti-fungal, anti-bacterial, and anti-inflammatory. It’s thus helpful in treating diaper rash. Chamomile oil is also great for eliminating skin irritation and treating problems like eczema, rashes, and acne.
Always use baby products that are manufactured specially for sensitive, rash-prone skin. Now, the good news! The Nature’s Baby Diaper Ointment is made for sensitive and rash-prone skin and combats nappy rash efficiently. It has USDA certified calendula, tamanu oil, and chickweed extract.
Avoid the Sun
It’s important that your baby avoids the sun as much as possible regardless of the weather or season.
However, it's important to note that the FDA and the American Academy of Pediatrics recommend that you shouldn’t apply sunscreen on babies who are under six months old.
What you can do, as the FDA suggests, is keep your baby in the shade as much as possible. If you have to take them out in the sun, cover their neck and ears. It’s important that you don’t take them out in the sun between 10:00 am to 4:00 pm because that’s when the ultraviolet rays are at their strongest.
Be Mindful of Dry Skin
If your baby has dry or cracking skin, it’s important that you moisturize it with products formulated especially for a baby’s sensitive skin. Products with Tamanu oil are moisturizing for the baby’s skin and promote cell proliferation because they are rich in fatty acids like alpha-linoleic and oleic acids.
Shea butter is also packed with fatty acids and helps moisturize the baby’s skin. It’s also anti-inflammatory, anti-bacterial, and antioxidant.
Another moisturizing ingredient is Aloe Vera juice; in fact, it is known for its healing and soothing properties.
Contact Dermatitis is an allergic reaction that is caused by different irritants. It shows up as red and swollen or cracked and peeling skin. The most common allergens or irritants are soaps, detergents, urine, saliva, dyes, fragrances, cosmetics, latex, and lotions.
Avoid Contact Dermatitis
It’s crucial that you take care of your baby’s delicate skin and treat it with care. It’s important that you use products like ours that are formulated for sensitive, rash-prone skin and are minimally processed.
Baby shampoo, body wash, shower oil for baby, or safe baby lotion — Nature's Baby products are made for problem-prone and sensitive skin that is vulnerable to rashes or has issues with eczema.
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