If you have ever seen a baby right after birth you know how their skin looks. It’s all wrinkled, dotted red, and may have some acne. In no time at all though, it turns into plump, soft, and rosy skin. What we usually do not realize, is that a bay’s skin is extremely delicate and without the proper care and protection, it won’t last. Many people think that giving their baby a bath every day causes them to have dry skin. It doesn’t! Just follow these guidelines to help keep your baby’s skin real soft and smooth.
- Give a bath, it’s perfectly fine, but skip the soap. Research shows that it’s the soap that dries out a baby’s skin. Try to look for a soap-free fragrance, but use it sparingly.
- I know bath bubbles are fun, but skip them until your baby is six months old. After that, make sure to look for mild formulations and only use it for about 15-20 minutes a week. When a baby sits in a bath with sudsy water it breaks down the skin’s natural barrier to infection, which may cause redness and swelling.
- After the bath, it is very important to slather on some after-bath lotion. Many dermatologists say that dry skin makes your baby itchy and extremely uncomfortable which may lead to inflamed skin. You need to lock in the moisture, so make sure to moisturize him within three minutes of leaving the bath, before all the water evaporates from his skin.
Enjoy kissing up the softest skin!