Baby skin care hub


Baby massage: your newborn

Massaging your baby can be a great for bonding and to settle your baby for a sleep. We’ll show you the best ways to make it a rewarding experience for the two of you.

Nappy rash

Nappy rash is one of the most common skin complaints a baby can experience. We’ll show you how to identify nappy rash and share some advice for treating it quickly and effectively.

Nutrition for eczema

We’ll take your through four basic steps to prevent eczema, as well as some quick tips for dietary and environmental changes that could make all the difference.

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 and wind. 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 some cases, simple changes in diet, bathing and choice of skincare product can help manage it:

  • A mild natural body wash, cooler bath temperature and remembering to moisturise after bathing can help reduce dryness

Take a look at our baby eczema page for more information and tips on managing eczema and dry skin. 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. It is often caused by a baby’s sensitive skin coming into contact with urine and poo sitting in their nappy. Whilst the material used in nappies help keep leaks in, unfortunately it also keeps air out. This could cause your baby’s skin to become sore and irritated where the nappy fits.

Giving your baby some nappy free time 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 wide brimmed hat
  • Use a baby formulated, broad spectrum sunblock 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.