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How to keep your baby's skin healthy

The skin of a baby is substantially thinner than that of an adult which makes it more fragile and sensitive. It is more sensitive to changes in the environment, such as humidity and temperature. As a result, allergies, infections, rashes, and irritants are more common.

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A baby's skin is his or her initial line of defense against the outside world. As a result, caring for a baby's skin may necessitate extra attention and protection to keep it healthy. Even if caring for a baby's skin appears to be difficult, the most important thing to remember is to keep it moisturized and hydrated at all times.

Here are ways to take care of your baby's skin

1 Cleaning

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The skin of a newborn baby is usually greased and coated with vernix, a white wax-like substance that slowly peels off during the first few weeks after birth. This natural technique does not require any assistance in terms of rubbing or applying creams to the skin. During the first few weeks following delivery, it may be sufficient to merely sponge the infant clean and remember to pay special attention to the mouth and diaper area.

2 Powdering

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If adequate time is given for air drying, powdering a baby after a bath may not be essential. If you must powder the infant after washing, use a gentle baby talcum powder that will not bother the baby's sensitive skin, and avoid using perfumed powders that include chemicals in the nappy area, as they may cause unwanted skin problems later.

3 Frequent diaper change

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If the baby has been wearing a filthy diaper for a long time, the diaper is overly tight, or the baby is allergic to a specific brand of diapers, a diaper rash may develop, and avoid rashes and skin diseases, it is best to change the diapers as soon as the baby has soiled them.

4 Massages

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Massages are a wonderful way to connect with your child. Natural oils can be gently massaged into the baby's skin to nourish and moisturize it. You are advised to avoid commercial oils as they contain perfumes and chemicals that might irritate the baby's skin and trigger reactions.

5 Moisturising

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 Newborn skin is prone to dryness and moisturizing is an important step in skincare for babies. After showering, use a moisturizer to seal in the moisture and keep the skin supple and hydrated. Ointments or infant lotions can also be used as an alternative.

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