Soft & Smooth
Those first few days when you care for your newborn, you will want to stay away from any creams and soaps that might cause irritation to the skin. When my daughter was first born, we cleaned her with cotton balls and warm water. And as she grew, we found that she was one of those babies who was sensitive to anything that remotely had a fragrance that might react negatively with her skin. In fact, we even relied upon hypo-allergenic wipes when it came time to cleaning her bottom because if we used anything else, it would turn beet red. Ouch!
So what can you do to care for a baby with sensitive skin?
Here are some tried and true tips:
If your infant suffers from severe dry skin, you will want to consult your pediatrician who may advise that you use a topical crème like hydrocortisone to moisturize the area. And if your newborn develops any sort of rash you should contact your doctor immediately to diagnose the condition.
For more information on common rashes and skin conditions in newborns, visit Healthy Children.org.
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