Learn how to look after your newborn’s skin, and then protect your baby from rash and skin diseases.
Bath time 101
Babies need hot water to bathe two to three times a week and stay warm. The first step in a perfect baby bath is to find the perfect temperature and then fill the bath with more than 2-3 inches of water. To prevent your baby from chilling, wash her plenty of water on her shoulders regularly as she wash them.
Soak in soapy water and use to wash the baby’s hair with baby shampoo. Moisten and gently rub the cotton ball to clean the face.
To lift the baby out of the tub, place your fingers around a thigh to support the head, supporting one’s neck and the other. Wrap her in a hooded towel. When dry, apply baby lotion immediately to moisturize and protect dry skin.
Baby Diaper Basics
Don’t let your diaper changing routine turn into a nightmare for you and turn into a painful experience for the baby. Stay true to these simple tips and everything will be fine.
Change your child’s diaper frequently, wipe gently with baby wipes each time. Apply a diaper cream on a diaper base or put warm water from a water bottle; dry gently. Wait a few minutes for the air to dry, so moisture does not cause an irritating diaper spill.
Be sure to purchase odorless diapers at a size that does not fit too tightly and does not cause friction.
Care of Products
Especially for babies, it is best to use skin care products such as shampoos, bath gels and lotions that are odorless and do not wear. Pay attention to the baby’s reaction if you are allergic to each one you use.
It is important to moisten the baby’s skin, so there is always a lotion around. Ointments with thicker consistency are better when maintaining the softness of your little skin. Contrary to popular belief, baby dust is not a necessary step if you take some time to let the baby dry. If you still want to use them, sprinkle a small amount of powder on the baby’s base. Avoid perfumed, antibacterial and deodorant soap – Your child can be very stiff until you have a baby. Baby soaps are the best for small babies.
Use this Baby Care Resource List to find important items that are missing. Watch out for the weather.
Babies may be exposed to sunlight when they are 6 months old, but sunscreen is applied with at least SPF 30 of the exposed skin. For best protection apply sunscreen at least 30 minutes before going out. Infants with less developed sweat glands are very sensitive to rash. To avoid this, wear loose clothes and hats to protect the sun.
In winter, dry air can damage the baby’s skin, so place a cool moisturizer in your nursery to keep the air moist. Be sure to clean the humidifier regularly, otherwise it improves the mold. Also, make sure your baby gets plenty of water during the cold and dry months.
It’s a good idea to fold babies throughout the year, so you can easily change it to the right clothes to protect from sunlight, heat or cold. However, do not dispose of fragrant laundry detergent that may irritate the skin.