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Baby Skin Care Techniques To Help New Parents

Author : Andre Contado

There are a lot of people out there who assume that they don't need to take steps to care for their baby's skin. For some reason they think that baby skin is tougher than adult skin. Maybe it is because they associate skin conditions with puberty (which babies, obviously, have yet to hit). The truth is that keeping your infant's skin healthy involves caring for that skin from the moment the baby is born.

This is why you, as a parent, need to have a skin care routine ready to go as soon as your baby is born. The earlier on in life you start teaching your child the importance of caring for his or her skin the better prepared he or she will be for fighting acne and other issues when they get older. Here are some tips and tricks to help you put together your baby's skin care regimen.

Whether or not you are ready to believe it, newborns don't need to be bathed every night. Most of the time young infants and newborns stay pretty clean. They don't get dirty because, for the most part, they are immoble and depend on Mom and Dad to get around. Because they are immobile, a baby's parents are easily able to control what a baby can get into. As long as you keep your newborn baby's face clean you only need to give him (or her) a full bath a few times a week. Once they become mobile, however, daily baths are important.

When shopping for baby-specific skin care products, make sure you check the ingredients on the label carefully. You shouldn't buy products that contain added fragrances, dyes, parabens or phthalates. These are all ingredients that have been known to cause things like rashes and other skin conditions. The last thing you want is to irritate your baby's skin when all you are trying to do is keep it clean! The best products are those that are gentle on the skin. If you don't know which products are the best for your child ask your pediatrician for some hints before you go shopping again.

From birth to six months of life you will want to do everything you can to keep your baby out of direct sunlight because direct sunlight is too hard on your baby's skin. Once your baby is six months old you can take him or her into direct sunlight but make sure that he is completely covered in a strong (baby friendly) sunblock.

Covering your baby's head with a hat and shading the two of you with an umbrella are extra precautions you can take. If your baby does get a sunburn help him feel better by applying a cool damp cloth for between ten and fifteen minutes two or three times a day. Worrying about baby skin care is natural when you are a new parent. You will feel a pull to be hyper intense about caring for your baby's skin. The truth is that taking proper care of your baby's skin does not have to be difficult. You will eventually realize that baby skin care, at its heart is based on common sense and all you need to do is keep him (or her) away from irritants and out of the dirt! Don't stress out too much--you'll get the hang of it eventually!

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