7 Tips on how to care for baby skin
GladChild: Baby’s skin is very smooth, but susceptible to temperature changes, droughts, and infection. Sweat glands are not fully developed, so the baby’s skin is very sensitive to cold and hot temperatures. Although sebaceous glands are formed in the skin, this gland is not producing enough oil. As a result, the baby’s skin dry easily. In addition, susceptible to infection because the protection system against microorganisms have not been fully formed. Here are seven tips to baby skin care on the first months of life.
1. Bathe the baby every few days, but clean skin daily.
In the first four months, you should not bathe your baby every day. Experts recommend once a week. Special baby soap is friendlier to baby’s skin, but should not be too often.
To keep baby’s skin does not dry out the soap, can be poured a few drops of olive oil or baby oil into bathwater. Water used for bathing or wiping should have a warm medium, about 37 Celsius. Prepare to wrap a warm towel and a mat before and after the baby is cleaned.
2. Observe from skin problems.
Babies can have some problems or skin conditions, such as birthmarks, dermatitis (fungal infection), prickly heat, eczema, acne, and allergies. For this, you should always consult with a physician.
3. Protect your baby from the sun.
Infants in the first year of life should not be exposed to direct UV radiation. Meeting clothes, hats, and sunglasses are the best means of protection against UVA and UVB sun. Additionally, you can provide sun protection cream (sunscreen) on exposed skin to taste.
4. Use a cotton cloth.
Always try to wear cotton clothes and diapers on babies. Cotton is skin friendly, have pores, and absorb moisture. Avoid synthetic materials.
5. Protect from cold weather.
Baby’s skin is not enough to protect them from cold weather. Baby blanket with warm clothing and blankets to make it taken away when exposed to the wind.
6. Use oil / ointment to warm.
In bad weather, especially during the cold and the wind was blowing, it is advisable to apply eucalyptus oil or balm for baby warmers. These fragrant and flavorful oils protect the skin from the bad weather and dehydration. But be careful when applying the oil / ointment if the baby has a rash, so as not to aggravate his condition.
7. Massage your baby.
For general health and skin care, baby can be massaged properly and gently. For this purpose, can use olive oil or another essential oil that does not harm the baby and can trigger asthma.