What New Parents Should Know About Their Baby’s Skin Care

There is more to baby skin care than most new parents realize. The best skin care involves taking care of a baby’s whole body. Newborn babies are very susceptible to skin conditions because it takes time for the skin to get used to life outside of the womb. The best baby skin care involves parents making smart decisions all day. Everything you do from dressing your baby to bathing her will affect her skin. Don’t fret–practicing good skin care for your baby can be easy–it does not have to be hard. It can be very easy if you know how to use your common sense. Here are some hints that you can use to help you as you figure out your new routine. You should also read this information on bed wetting in children.

Did you know that you don’t need to bathe newborns and very young infants every single day? Most infants don’t get very dirty early on in life. Babies aren’t mobile right away so they don’t get very dirty. Because they are immobile, a baby’s parents are easily able to control what a baby can get into. Baths only need to be given two or three times each week if you keep your newborn son or daughter’s face clean. Once the baby can get around on her own, however, it is important to bathe her more often. When you buy your baby new clothes, bedding or toys make sure to wash them in hypoallergenic and gentle detergent before letting them come into contact with the baby’s skin. This wash cycle is important because it rids the items of things that might harm or irritate your son or daughter’s skin. This is one of things we continue to do as adults to make sure we protect our skin. Don’t you wash your new sheets and towels (and clothes) before you use them for the first time? By the way, you might also find this info on how to stop bed wetting to be useful.

A baby’s skin does not get very dirty so you don’t need to use very much soap to keep him clean. Don’t use more than a few drops of soap. More than that could dry out your baby’s skin and make it vulnerable to skin problems. Never directly apply soap to your baby’s skin. Put the soap drops onto a washcloth and work up a lather; use the lather to clean your baby (make sure to rinse him quickly). You might find it easier, especially in the beginning months to lather and wash one part of the body at a time. Handling a soapy baby can be very scary! There are plenty of ways to protect your child’s skin and to ensure that it stays clear and healthy. Remember, proper skin care habits form early on in life so the earlier you develop a baby skin care routine for your child the healthier your child’s skin will be later on in life.

Don’t forget to care for your baby’s whole body when you are putting together a baby skin care routine. And finally, be sure to review this info on bedwetting treatments.