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Tips For Better Baby Skin Care

Author : Andre Contado

Caring for your new baby's skin can seem overwhelming when you are a new parent. When you are a new parent, taking good care of your baby's skin (as well as keeping your baby healthy and alive) quickly becomes one of your top priorities and it can be easy to get overwhelmed in trying to get everything right. The good news is that proper baby skin care depends mostly on simple common sense. Babies don't need fancy or expensive products to keep their skin clear and clean. The fact is that you don't need to buy a large number of products to keep your baby's skin clean and clear. Read on to learn some hints and tips that you can use to put together your new baby's skin care routine.

A baby's bath does not need to last a long time. In fact, keeping your newborn in the bath for too long can actually be harmful! The bath need only be long enough to wet the baby down, soap him up and then rinse him off. After the bath is over, apply some light baby moisturizer or lotion and then towel dry off your baby's skin. To ensure that rashes and yeast infections don't develop make sure you dry your baby completely. If you're doubtful of this just look at all of the folds and ripples in your baby's skin; moisture can hide in all of those places! Make sure you use a soft towel! Don't neglect something as simple as fresh air to keep your baby's skin vibrant. Most parents can easily avoid most diaper rashes and other skin conditions simply by making sure the baby's skin is exposed to a clean environment, since these problems usually stem from the skin being in contact with a moist diaper or enclosed in tight fitting clothes for too long. Something as simple as exposing your baby's skin to fresh air will keep these problems from ever occurring. Tip: from time-to-time let your baby crawl around naked so the skin has a chance to be dry and soak up some clean air. Just choose a time when it is appropriate and give it a try. It's your choice how often and for how long you decide to use this, start experimenting and you will soon start to see the difference in your baby's skin.

Be careful around your baby's umbilical cord stump. Don't mess around with it. Swab some rubbing alcohol on it a few times a day until it falls off. Except for this cleaning, don't touch it. To be extra careful, don't give your baby a regular bath until after the umbilical cord stump has fallen off. Take care to keep the baby's diaper away from the stump by folding down its top edge. The stump is very sensitive so you want to make sure that it does not get irritated. The stump will leave behind a spot on your baby--talk to your pediatrician about how to best care for that spot.

You can use a variety of methods to develop a proper baby skin care routine. It is vital that you remember that caring for your baby's skin involves more than just regular bathing. Proper baby skin care involves things like finding the right laundry soap, using the best sunscreen and letting the baby spend some time naked every day. Caring for and protecting your baby's skin should be second nature before too long. Before you know what has happened you'll find that you don't even have to think about this anymore.

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Tags:   baby skin care, skin care, baby, family, parenting

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