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Skin Care: Tips for Newborn Baby

As a newborn parent, knowing what to do do and how to care for our baby skincare can relieve stress and help in a plethora of things you can do to keep your baby safe from developing any skin issues.

Here are a few tips to keep in mind when caring for baby skin and health

  • Skin to skin contact with Mom

Hearing, feeling and smelling your presence will always provide your baby security and calmness

  • Wash your hands

Baby’s skin is extremely delicate and prone to get rashes and infections easily. Before massaging or moisturizing your baby, always ensure you wash your hands with soap and water thoroughly. Make it a point that everyone who handles your baby has clean hands

  • Bathing your baby

Gently bathing your baby will ensure complete hygiene. Be sure to use a gentle cleanser as detergents, clothing and baby products that contain fragrance, chemicals or dyes can irritate, chafe, dry out or rash baby’s skin. Be aware of your baby’s reaction to cleansers you use in case they are allergic.

For newborns still attached to the umbilical cord, once per week sponge baths are ideal.

  • Diaper rash

Stool, urine and chemical detergents can all irritate the skin, resulting in diaper rash. Bacterial infections, yeast infections and even diaper material allergies can contribute to diaper rash. Be sure t oallow the diaper area to dry completely in between diaper changes. Help is available in the form of topical barrier cream, George’s Special Dry Skin Cream is physician and dermatologist approved and can be applied lightly to soothe and moisturize the diaper area.

  • Cradle cap

From three weeks to three months, sometimes plaques which are grey looking and yellowish will sometimes appear on your baby’s scalp and on the crown of their head if he/she has cradle cap. It can also appear on the ears, eyebrows and face.

Applying a small amount of George’s Cream to the affected area before washing your baby’s scalp and head with a mild cleanser may help before bathing your infant.

If your baby’s condition does not improve after a few rashes, consult with his/her paediatrician about other treatment options.

  • Dry skin – Nourish your baby’s skin

The baby’s skin is super sensitive, be certain to use tear-free, fragrance-free on your baby’s dry skin to keep it soft, supple and hydrated. Invest in a good skincare moisturizer like George’s Cream, free from parabens, urea, formaldehyde and fragrances.

We hope that our blogpost on baby skincare has assisted you to see that your baby’s delicate skin deserves  nothing less than the best treatment possible.

If you have questions or concerns, ask your doctor and/or peaediatrician to recommend resources that can help you and your baby grow together.

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