One of the things parents should look out for in their babies, especially newborns, is their skin health.
The skin shields away harmful elements such as bacteria that can directly enter their body so it needs to be taken good care of even at an early age.
Together with baby care brand Babyflo, here are some things to keep in mind when caring your baby’s skin to ensure it is always clean, soft and healthy:
1. Be observant when buying and changing diapers to avoid rashes and infection.
Diapers are essentials when handling babies. Picking the right diapers is important for baby’s comfort. Looking for the right size is also a must. It should not be too loose that it easily falls nor too tight that the baby’s skin can easily get irritated. Using petroleum jelly is also best for diaper rash prevention as it is proven mild and safe for babies’ delicate and sensitive skin.
2.Stay hydrated and moisturized.
A baby’s skin is a relatively thin layer because they are still growing. Hence, their skin is vulnerable to drying which may become sore and scratchy resulting to discomfort.
Giving a sponge bath and eventually a baby tub bath will refresh and hydrate the baby. It makes their skin nice and clean from any residues that may cause rashes and skin reactions. Light massages can also be done during and after bath time, to soothe and relieve them. This does not only keep babies’ skin soft but also help them reduce their stress as it boosts circulation in the body so they can relax more.
Doing these things may also serve as a cute bonding moment between mothers and babies as touch and caress makes the baby feel secured and loved.
3. Be wary of ingredients used in each product.
Use products with gentle ingredients. Baby’s skin is very sensitive that parents must constantly check what each baby product is made of.
It is best to stray away from perfumed or strong-scented products to avoid the chemicals used in these products to enter inside the body of the baby. The lesser the chemicals absorbed by the baby, the better.
At their age, a baby’s skin is still very delicate and sensitive. Taking care of it may seem like a daunting task but with the right care and use of good quality products, parents can rest be assured that they will enjoy smooth-sailing and worry-free bonding moments with their babies.