4 Simple Tips To Keep Baby's Skin Healthy

10 June 2022
by Mikayla van Dyk
Baby skin

There's nothing worse than a crying and difficult baby due to irritated skin from diaper rash, eczema, and many other skin conditions.

This is however common skin Conditions amongst many new-borns and here's what you can do about it:

  • Diaper rash – appears as red skin around the diaper area.

Occurs due to tight nappies, certain types of detergent/baby wipes or simply leaving wet diapers on for too long.

What to do? Let the diaper area ‘breathe’ for as long as possible, change nappies quickly when they get wet, and use non-toxic, baby-friendly detergent.

  • Eczema – itchy, red rash that can appear anywhere on the body.

Occurs in children who have a family history of asthma, allergies, or atopic dermatitis.

What to do? Use soothing moisturizers, gentle soap & detergents. Severe eczema may of course need to be treated with prescription medicine.

  • Baby “acne” – pimples or whiteheads appear on the baby’s nose or cheeks.

Occurs due to yeast and not oil.

What to do? Nothing! It will clear up within a few weeks by itself.

  • Cradle cap – red, scaly rash on the face or behind ears.

Occurs due to a build-up of oil.

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What to do? See your pediatrician as they will recommend a special baby shampoo, oil, or cream.

Have a look at the following website for more information on different types of skin conditions your little one may be experiencing and what to do about it: Tips to Keep Your Baby's Skin Healthy (webmd.com)

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