Some Simple Tips For Baby’s Skin

As a mom, you need to care for and protect your baby’s delicate skin from chemicals, irritation, allergies and the environment and other factors. Many new babies are prone to skin irritation during the first few months of life.

Your baby’s skin is so smooth, delicate, soft and silky but you can’t touch it. Your baby may not have a perfect skin. Keeping your baby’s skin healthy seems complicated with the plethora of medical studies, products, and opinions.

So Here Are Some Simple Tips For Baby’s Skin:

  • Common baby’s skin problems and causes.
  • Solutions for these problems.
What is nappy rash

What Is Nappy Rash?

It’s very common for babies between 9 months and 12 months old. Nappy rashes may happen both when you use washable and disposable nappies.

What Are Causes?

Most rash culprits cause no harm. They can be the brand of diapers, laundry detergent or wipes. The wetness from contact with wee and poo in a nappy is the main cause of the condition. If a baby is in a dirty nappy for too long, it will develop a nappy rash.

Treatment:

Make sure you change dirty or wet diapers often to avoid your newborn’s rashes. Besides, the diapers aren’t too tight on your baby. Your baby’s skin should be exposed to the air as often as possible. If necessary, apply a diaper rash ointment when changing each diaper.

Use some baby oil if your baby has a mild case of waxy rash on the scalp, eyelids, eyelids or behind the ears. Check with your pediatrician if can’t treat at home to get a special lotion or shampoo.

Dry Skin:

Dry Skin

What Is Dry Skin?

It’s very common in both babies immediately after birth and young children. A dry skin is a taut, flaky and itchy skin that is in need of a drink. This will get better quickly.

What Causes Dry Skin:

Your baby’s skin is thinner and more sensitive than your skin. It has also fewer moisturizing oils than yours so it’s more susceptible to drying out. Its culprit is that indoor air is dry and overheated. If your baby too much bathes and uses soap, her skin also become worse.

Treatment:

Soothe the sensitive skin if it dries out to protect your baby’s skin. Keep the water warm and bathe your baby in a short time. It’s essential to apply some bland moisturizers as an emulsifying ointment, Dermeze or Vaseline.

Baby Birthmarks:

What’s a Birthmark?

A birthmark is an area of discolored skin on the baby’s body. It is often at birth and shows up within a few months after delivery. Don’t panic if there is a birthmark on your baby’s skin because many babies have birthmarks.

What Causes Birthmarks:

No one fully understands why birthmarks appear. Most experts think they aren’t inherited. Some say that some proteins produced by the placenta link to a higher risk of developing some types of birthmarks during pregnancy.

Treatment:

It may be harmless, but you should take note of its shape and size to watch it for changes. If you worry about the birthmark, you can seek your pediatrician.

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What’s Eczema?

Eczema appears as a red, dry, flaky or itchy rash mostly on the face and scalp, behind the knees, and in the elbows. It can look different from baby to baby.

What Causes Eczema:

Eczema may be caused by atopic dermatitis, a condition among babies with a family history of asthma, allergies, and eczema. Common triggers include dust; animals; saliva, milk or sweat moisture; detergents and soaps or cigarette smoke.

Treatment:

There are a few tips on treating it:

  • Bathe once a week in order that the skin can retain natural oils.
  • Use moderate amounts of moisturizer and limit use of baby skin products.
  • You just should use a small amount of lotion on dry skin areas only when necessary.
  • Your baby must wear soft clothing.
  • Check with your doctor about using treating eczema creams or lotions.

Cradle Cap:

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What’s Cradle Cap?

It looks like a case of dandruff during the first and the second month. It appears as a red area on your baby’s scalp with yellow, greasy and scaly patches. Over time, it becomes flaky, so they rub off easily. Besides, it can attach bits of your baby's hair.

What Are Causes?

There is no any exact cause of this rash. Some doctors think that it is influenced by the mother's hormonal changes in pregnancy which stimulate the infant's oil glands and makes redness of the skin.

Treatment:

To treat it, wash and massage almond or olive oil into the scalp at night. If you observe that the cradle cap spreads to other parts of the body, you should go to your doctor.

Prickly Heat:

What’s Prickly Heat?

This is an itchy rash of small red spots on baby’s face, back,  chest, neck, thighs or on the parts of your baby’s body that expose to hot temperatures. It is also not a serious condition.

What Are Causes?

Prickly heat is caused by the body’s sweat glands when they are blocked. And then, they cause skin irritation and the characteristic heat rash. It’s also by clothing that can make your baby sweat.

Treatment:

you have to spend time in a cool and dry environment. Avoid exposure to excessive heat and humidity. Keep your baby’s skin cool by using loose-fitting clothes. Seek medical advice to know how to use a lotion or cream because they will help cool your baby down, soothe baby’s skin and prevent further sweating.

Baby Yeast Infections:

What Are Yeast Infections?

Yeast infections are the result of a naturally occurring fungus and know as thrush. They are in the mouth and on the tongue. It’s most common in babies and older adults.

What Are Causes?

They’ re caused by the Candida fungus because of the baby’s immature immune systems. Yeast infections can spread in a warm, moist, and dark area. If your baby is irritated by diaper rash, a yeast infection can also develop.

Treatment:

Use an anti-fungal liquid medicine or gel to treat yeast infection if they don’t clear up within a few days. Besides, talk to your doctor about yeast infections in your baby.

Infant Sunburn:

What’s Infant Sunburn?

An infant sunburn is basically a burn. When your baby is sunburn, her skin will be pink or red. Your baby may feel painful and itchy. This burn will probably peel in five to seven days.

What Are Causes?

Infant burn is caused by too much exposure to the sun’s ultraviolet radiation. Your baby’s skin is very delicate and easily gets the risk of damaging sunburn.

Treatment:

Use sunscreen regularly if your baby is being exposed to the sun. Protect your baby from sunburn by covering your baby’s head with a wide hat and infant sunglasses. It’s important to go to the doctor if your baby is sunburn.

Jaundice:

What’s Jaundice?

Jaundice is a yellow coloration of baby’s skin and eyes that often appears within two to three days of birth.

What Causes Jaundice?

This is caused by too much a breakdown product of red blood cells called bilirubin.

Treatment:

You can treat jaundice with more frequent feedings as well as phototherapy. You can also ask your health care provider to test to measure the amount of bilirubin in the blood if your baby has jaundice.

Cloth Diapers With Your Baby’s Skin:

Using cloth diapers is considered to be a great choice for most mothers. They are gentle on your baby’s sensitive skin. Besides, they are also free of toxins and artificial chemicals. Cloth diapers are usually soft terry clothes made of natural fibers such as organic cotton, hemp, and bamboo. When you use cloth diapers, your baby’s bottom will get more air circulation, therefore, your baby not only feels comfortable but also avoids diaper rashes. All you need to do just is laundering, drying and making them durable because they are reusable. You can check out our article about cloth diapers reviews on savorybaby.com to get more information.

Baby Massage Tips:

Benefits Of Massage:

This is a lovely way to express your love for your baby. It can help her easily sleep. Moreover, massage also brings many different added benefits as improving circulation, aiding digestion, easing teething pain, and improving weight gain.

How To Massage:

You shouldn’t use oils that are scented or contain nuts because they may get into your baby’s mouth. Gently stroke and massage your child’s arms or legs, always use one hand to support the ankle or wrist. Massage your baby’s tummy with a circular motion going clockwise. It’s important to stop massaging if your baby is upset or falls asleep

To Sum It Up:

Most mothers can’t resist stroking babies’ faces and nuzzling the tops of their heads. However, your baby’s skin is so sensitive. Therefore, your baby’s skin needs more than nuzzling. One of the most basic rules is never doing anything to aggravate the skin. Through the article with some simple tips for baby’s skin care, you will know how to provide your baby’s skin a special protection and keep her skin smooth and healthy. Also, you also should be sure to check out our sections on the article to learn more about some skin problems such as rashes, sunburn or eczema.

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Rosie M. Jordan
 

Hello my name is Rosie. I am a 36-year-old SAHM to an energetic little boy called Andrew. We love reading, Toddler Sense, the library and trips to the park. To get in touch you can email us rosie.babyvenue@gmail.com

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