Trying to decide what baby skincare products to use for your baby can be overwhelming. When you visit a pharmacy, you will see countless brands and products. Piece of advice? Less is more. The fewer chemicals, fragrances and additives in newborn skincare products, the better.
Here are a few tips to keep your baby’s skin healthy:
Babies don’t work 9 to 5 and they are not hitting the gym after-mid- morning naps for that matter. Except for drool and diapers, newborns don’t get very dirty. For the first few months or so, a sponge bath two to three times a week works best. Excess bathing removes the newborn’s natural skin oil and leaves it dry and vulnerable.
Keep baths short, and be extremely gentle with the skin during the first few months to prevent damage to the skin barrier. After the bath, apply a moisturizer such as Aveeno baby moisturizer to improve the condition and function of the skin barrier in premature infants.
Don’t be surprised if your baby’s complexion isn’t as smooth and perfect as you thought it would be. Babies skin is prone to dryness, cradle cap, rashes and blemishes.
Matter of fact, nappy rashes are one of the most common skin conditions related to baby’s butt. Products such as Bepanthen Nappy Care Ointment are highly effective in dealing with nappy rashes hence making it easy to treat your child. Consult your medical provider if the rashes persist or if you suspect an allergic reaction.
Because infants’ skin is so sensitive, it’s better in the first six months to shield them from the sun. It’s especially important to avoid direct sun exposure and seek the shade during the sun’s hours of greatest intensity between 10 AM and 4 PM. Keep to the shady side of the street on walks and use the sun shield on your stroller. Of high importance is to use sunscreens like Laroche Posay SPF 50 Baby Sunscreen which helps prevent baby’s skin from burning. This product is highly recommended for kids because it has a sun protection factor of 50, is waterproof and contains both Vitamin E and B5. Good news is, it’s available on special at a Goodlife Pharmacy near you! Apply it 30 minutes prior to taking baby for that warm sunbath and you’re good to go!
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