Newborn Baby Skin Care – Becoming a parent for the first time is extremely exciting but it can also be overwhelming. There are a million things to take care of and this can get exhausting. You may start second-guessing yourself but know that you are not alone!
This article will walk you through tips and tricks to looking after your bubba’s delicate skin. So without any further ado, let’s get started.
Newborn skin 101
There are many baby products available in the market but you must research to determine what is in the baby’s skincare. You want to choose gentle ingredients that are safe in terms of sustainability. A baby’s skin is fragile and parents are recommended to choose natural baby skincare that is free of synthetics and irritants. Another question that comes to parent’s mind is regarding the quantity to use and how often.
How often should I bathe my little one?
It is okay to bathe a newborn three times a week. Some newborns don’t enjoy bath time so three times is a welcome relief. On the in-between days, you can gently cleanse your bubba’s skin with a soft organic washcloth or cotton balls. For bathing, you must use a gentle chemical-free shampoo that won’t dry out the skin.
After bath care
What are the correct steps to applying moisturizer to a baby’s skin?
Like all skins, your baby’s skin is also likely to get dry or even develop a severe condition such as eczema. It is recommended to apply a natural baby moisturizer after each bath time.
Gently towel dry and while the skin is still damp, use a baby moisturizer on the elbows, knees, little feet and chin. This will help to lock the moisture into the skin.
Extra care and maintenance
Do you or any family member have an eczema issue?
Then you have to be extra vigilant with your baby and ensure that moisturizer has been applied at least twice or thrice in a day. This skin condition if not addressed immediately can worsen into irritation. Small babies are especially vulnerable. You can also use a cream with shea butter after a nappy change, after a bath, before bed to ensure extra moisture. Your little one’s skin is gentle and maintenance is everything. As a new parent, it will require you to fend to all your bubba’s needs. When you feel tired take rest but don’t skip these very essential steps.
Don’t be too hard on yourself
Lastly, we always tell this to young mothers to appreciate the process. Don’t feel guilty when things don’t happen the way you hoped. Every little body s different and no matter how much you read and learn, in the end, it all takes trial and error to discover what works for you.
If you notice that the baby has ongoing reactions to skincare products then talk to a child’s specialist. They will guide you better in choosing the products that are a better fit for your little one’s needs.