Newborns skincare is different from that of adults. Due to the delicate nature of their skin, it is best to take safety precautions and follow a skincare regimen that suit their specific needs.
For instance, babies need at least three baths a week to remain clean and free from disease-causing microorganisms. Warm water is needed to cleanse and soothe their skin from irritants. Fill the tub with no more than 3 inches of water. To ensure that your baby does not feel cold during bath time, make sure to pour warm water over his shoulders from time to time.
Use a soft washcloth when washing the baby. Do not place soap directly in contact with the skin, but instead use a warm cloth to lather onto the skin. Use shampoo that is specifically formulated for babies. To clean the face and mouth region, simply use a moist cotton ball and gently dab around the mouth and eyes.
Taking the baby out of the tub should be performed with utmost care. Place one hand on his neck to provide ample support to his head. The other hand should be supporting his bottom with one finger wrapped around one thigh. Make sure to have a hooded towel in hand. Dry your baby well and apply lotion all over the body to ensure that moisture is locked in, thus preventing dry skin.
Diapering is not a complicated activity. As you go along, you will master to do this in a matter of a few minutes. This should not be a nightmare or a painful experience for you and your newborn. Here are tips to make diapering easy!
Change the diapers frequently. To clean their bottoms, make sure to use baby wipes only. After cleaning, apply diaper cream to ensure his bottom is protected from rash and irritation. Air dry the bottom to avoid the development of diaper rash before closing the diaper.
Ideally, fragrance-free diapers in a size that fits your newborn is best.
Be careful when choosing skincare products for your newborn. Make sure it boasts fragrance-free, and tear-free features. This goes for baby wash, lotions, and shampoos. Make sure to observe if any allergic reactions occur.
Make sure that your newborn’s skin is adequately moisturized. Always have a supply of lotions around at all times. It is also best to use ointments that have thicker consistency (While you take good care of your baby’s skin, don’t forget that breast feeding is still needed. You can search for tips to boost your milk supply online to help).