Sensitive skin is fairly common among newborns. If your baby has sensitive skin, it is not something to be too alarmed about. After all, a baby’s skin barrier is thinner and more susceptible to irritants as compared to that of mature skin. Due to its delicate nature, it is much easier for a baby’s skin to lose water, and thus experience dryness or other skin conditions. In this article, we explore some of the ways to care for your baby’s sensitive skin.
Babies can develop common skin conditions such as contact dermatitis, eczema, diaper rash or cradle cap during their first few months of life. Fortunately, most of these skin conditions in babies are harmless and do not last till adulthood. In the interim, taking proper care of your baby’s skin can prevent the further development of skin problems in the long-term.
To start you off, here are a few generic bathing and skincare tips for your newborn:
Contrary to popular belief, babies do not need a bath every day. Most babies may only need to be bathed every other day or two or three times a week. The duration of each bath should be kept at around 10 minutes or less. Bathing more than the recommended duration can easily dry out your baby’s skin. When your newborn is only a few weeks old and the stump of their umbilical cords have yet to fall off, sponge baths are usually preferred instead.
Remember to keep your baby’s skin moisturised, as it tends to lose water fast. Moisturising once or twice a day should be more than enough for your baby, and it is good to do it immediately after a bath to retain moisture. Depending on how dry your baby’s skin is, it might be worth looking into a cream or ointment rather than a lotion. Spread the cream or ointment on while your baby is still wet, and then pat dry gently.
From face creams to baby wipes, you might notice that baby skin products are often sweet-smelling and have attractive external packaging. But don’t be swayed by the fragrance and smiling babies on those packaging. When it comes to choosing the right skincare products for your newborn baby, it is crucial to buy tried and tested products. Additionally, here are a few key considerations to look out for when shopping for your baby’s skincare products:
Over the years, parents are moving away from products containing chemicals to those made with natural ingredients. As a result, parents are increasingly considering baby wipes due to their easy and hygienic use. In fact, when it comes to baby skincare, a common discussion topic among first-time parents is the usefulness of baby wipes. Baby wipes can come in handy in various ways. From cleaning up your baby’s face and hands after meals to changing your baby’s diapers, disposable wet wipes have become a significant part of the daily lives of many parents.
Despite the many useful benefits, commercially bought disposable wipes can have harsh soaps in them that dry out and irritate the skin. It is not uncommon for babies to break out into rashes when exposed to chemicals found in certain commercially branded wipes. Well, if this happens, fret not.
You can always opt for hypoallergenic and unscented baby wipes with a gentler formula, specifically made for babies with extra sensitive skin. These wipes are generally safe to use on your baby’s skin unless your child has a particular sensitivity or severe skin condition. Our Button Nose Baby Wet Wipes, for instance, is a safer alternative to commercial wipes.
Our Button Nose Baby Wet Wipes are manufactured especially for the delicate skin of a baby and have been tested safe by Korea Testing & Research Institute for newborn skin. Here are a few key features that make them a great alternative to commercial wet wipes:
If you are looking for a skin-friendly and safer alternative for your baby’s skin, you can shop for Our Button’s Nose baby wipes.
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