24 Aug 2022 | 3 min Read
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A newborn’s delicate skin needs to be handled with a lot of love. Since your baby’s skin is still adjusting to the new environment, you must pick products carefully for your baby. Here are five ways to take care of your newborn’s delicate skin safely using the right baby skincare products.
Baby’s skin folds tend to accumulate sweat and moisture which can cause rashes and irritate their skin. This is why diaper rashes are so common because of the times babies tend to soil their diapers. Many parents use talc powders in the skin folds and nappy areas to keep their skin dry during humid weather conditions.
However, talc powders contain extremely toxic asbestos and cause redness and irritation to the baby’s skin. Hence, go for a talc-free powder which is enriched with natural ingredients like arrowroot powder, shea butter and oatmeal which keep your baby’s skin comfortable and dry.
A newborn can need about a change of 10 diapers or even more in a day! Hence, it is not possible to give your baby trips to the washroom each time to get them washed. Plus, during humid weather conditions, babies tend to sweat and can get uncomfortable.
That’s where baby wipes save parents from all the hassles. Pick organic baby bamboo water wipes as they are very soft, highly absorbent and do not irritate your baby’s skin. They help soothe the baby’s nappy rashes and provide relief.
Babies tend to catch cold and fever easily. Parents can try some home remedies such as steaming or nasal aspirators to ease the cold prescribed by the doctor. But there are some products such as vapour rubs which contain toxic chemicals and are unsafe for a baby’s skin as can also result in respiratory issues. Go for natural and safe vapour patches to relieve your child from congestion.
A newborn’s skin is prone to different types of rashes and diaper rashes are one of the most common. To prevent it from happening, ensure that you keep your baby’s affected area dry. You can even use a cold compress to reduce the inflammation.
Once you thoroughly clean the area, use a baby-safe diaper rash cream to keep the area moisturised and soothe the rashes. If the weather is cold and dry, you can also use organic coconut oil to soothe your baby’s diaper rashes.
Not just the diaper area and other skin areas focus on caring for your baby’s lips too as they tend to get chapped because of the friction caused while breastfeeding, dehydration, drooling, or frequent exposure to sunlight. You can apply breastmilk to your baby’s lips as it is rich in nutrients to heal your baby’s cracked lips. As an alternate, you can also use nature-based organic lip balm to seal the moisture of your baby’s lips.
These are some easy and effective ways to keep your baby’s delicate skin safe. Ensure that you always read the label of your baby’s products and pick toxin-free products only.
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