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Your Child Deserves A Baby Skin Care Routine That Is Safe And Actually Works

Author : Andre Contado

When you are a new parent it is easy to be intimidated by taking care of your baby's skin. Taking care of your baby's skin is just one of the new things you need to think about as a new parent and it is easy to get bogged down with the feeling of needing to be a perfect parent. Thankfully taking care of your baby's skin is mostly just common sense. Clean and clear baby skin does not depend on expensive or complicated skin care routines. You don't need buy a bunch of products at all! Read on to learn some hints and tips that you can use to put together your new baby's skin care routine.

Your baby's bath does not need to be lengthy. In fact, if your baby's bath is too long it can do more harm to your baby than good! Newborn babies' baths are very short--a quick "wet down", a quick "soap up" and a quick "rinse off". After the bath is over, apply some light baby moisturizer or lotion and then towel dry off your baby's skin. Make sure you dry your baby off completely or a variety of rashes or infections could develop. 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! Be sure to use a soft towel! Don't neglect something as simple as fresh air to keep your baby's skin vibrant. In fact, most diaper rashes and skin issues develop because the baby has been sitting in a wet or fouled diaper for too long or wrapped up too tightly in his or her clothes. Allowing your baby's skin to breathe is one of the best ways to keep these issues at bay. No, we are no longer in the "Garden" but your baby's skin can take a break from the warm and moist diaper when you let him go naked on occasion. 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.

Take care to protect your infant's umbilical cord stump. Don't pull on it or rub on it. Until it falls off simply swab it with rubbing alcohol a few times a day. Leave it alone the rest of the time. Your level of care should be so high that you don't even give the baby a real bath until after the stump has fallen off. Folding down the top edge of your baby's diaper is the best way to keep the diaper from accidentally irritating the umbilical cord stump. The stump is very sensitive so you want to make sure that it does not get irritated. Ask your pediatrician how to care for the sensitive skin that is left behind after the stump falls off. Keeping your skin clean is the foundation of skin care. There are a lot of products on the market that claims to do this or that but healthy skin for your baby isn't a complicated matter. A baby's skin has no use for the large variety of skin care products that adults use. The reality is that they will cause harm or waste your money. All it takes is a little research and intuition to get the right routine going. With little to no added effort you can focus on doing the thing that will improve the texture, appearance, and overall health of your baby's skin.

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

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