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Baby skin care

Skin Care

It’s amazing how soft and pure your baby’s skin can be, so it’s no wonder it needs gentle care.

Bub’s skin can easily be damaged by dryness and exposure from the harsh effects of the sun. Building a skincare routine can keep your baby’s skin well protected at all times.

Protection from dry skin and eczema

Many bubs, and adults for that matter, suffer from dry skin and eczema. In most cases, simple changes in diet and choice of skincare product can help manage it:

  • A mild natural body wash, cooler bath temperature and remembering to moisturise after your bath can help reduce dryness
  • A natural organic diet which includes some healthy oils can also help

Take a look at our baby eczema page for more information and tips on managing eczema and dry skin. It’s a good idea to consult your doctor or health care professional if you have any concerns for your baby’s skin.

Protection from nappy rash

Nappy rash is a common condition thought to affect up to one in three nappy-wearing bub’s at any given time. It is usually caused by your baby’s skin coming into contact with all those nasty things that usually sit in their nappy. Whilst the material used in nappies help keep leaks in, unfortunately it also keeps air out. This can cause your baby’s skin to become sore and irritated where the nappy fits.

Letting bub out of the nappy and ensuring the area is clean and dry can help prevent red patches and blotches. For more information and tips see baby health care or baby care.

Protection from the sun

Protecting bub’s delicate skin from the sun’s harsh rays is the most important baby skincare step you can take. When taking bub out remember to:

  • Stick to the shade and make sure they are well covered by protective clothing and a brimmed hat
  • Use a broad spectrum sunscreen for parts of the body which cannot be covered up, such as little hands and faces

Take a look at baby sun protection for more tips on caring for bub’s skin in the sun.

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