Baby Skin Care

General Guidelines And Tips On Baby Skin Care

Start life off right by protecting your baby from ultraviolet exposure. Keep infants out of direct sunlight during the first few months. If you do go outside, be sure to cover the baby’s skin with protective clothing, a hat and baby sunglasses. Turn that into a habit and teach your child the importance of doing so as he or she grows older. Sunscreen products shouldn’t be applied until the baby is 6 months old, but after that, they’re absolutely necessary. Take care when riding in cars and when out for a stroll.

As for baby skin care, it won’t be hard to find products formulated especially for babies. Purchase these and use as directed. Adult skin care products are not recommended for babies. They’re far too harsh. You may have to switch laundry detergents if you find the one you’re using is irritating your baby’s skin.

Always change diapers as soon as possible. Urine and feces contain bacteria and must be washed away with warm water or baby wipes, otherwise infections can develop. Make sure wipes don’t contain alcohol which can dry out a baby’s skin. Remember to clean in the folds and also to dry this area gently but thoroughly. Diaper rash is very uncomfortable so apply an ointment or cream formulated especially for this common baby skin problem.

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