Precautions You Should Take to Avoid Skin Problems in Kids
Thebabybo
May 23, 2022

Your baby’s skin is thinner and more delicate as compared to your skin. As a result, it is more susceptible to dryness, irritation, sensitivity and redness. Exposure to chemicals, artificial fragrances, dyes, harsh soaps and more can result in skin problems such as redness, skin rashes and irritation.

 

There are many factors that can cause skin problems in babies. Because your baby’s skin is thinner than yours, it readily absorbs skincare products that are used to cleanse and moisturize the skin. Using products with harmful chemicals such as sulfates, mineral oil, artificial fragrances and more can cause skin irritation, dryness and sensitivity. It’s best to use natural baby products when it comes to taking care of your baby’s skin.

The environment also plays an important factor in determining your baby’s health. Exposure to dust, pollution and harsh rays of the sun can also lead to skin redness and irritation. Similarly, exposure to mould can cause an eczema flare-up. It’s best to keep your house clean to prevent exposing your baby to dust, dirt and mould.

Skin problems such as diaper rash are common and can be prevented by changing your baby’s diapers immediately if they are wet or soiled. It’s also important to keep your baby’s skin clean and dry as diaper rashes tend to thrive in warm and moist areas.

Use of harsh detergents, especially those with strong fragrances, to wash your baby’s bedding and clothes can also end up irritating their skin, causing redness and itching. It’s best to use a gentle and mild cleanser to cleanse their clothes and bedding. Fortunately, most of these skin problems are short-lived and usually clear up over a period of time.

 

It's best to use products that are natural, safe and free from harmful chemicals such as parabens, silicones, synthetic fragrances and more. Here are some tips you can follow when it comes to taking care of your baby’s skin and preventing skin problems.

 

●    Keep baths short: Bathing your baby frequently can dry out their skin. It’s best to keep their baths short. Bathing them three times a week should be sufficient. However, the frequency and duration of baths will change as they grow older and become more independent.

●    Use mild and gentle baby wash and shampoo: Typically, washes and shampoos made for babies have harsh chemicals such as Sulfates and artificial fragrances. These ingredients can strip the moisture off your baby’s skin, making it dry and itchy.

●    Moisturize your baby’s skin: When it comes to choosing products for baby’s dry skin, it’s best to use baby lotion and cream that are made without ingredients such as Parabens, Mineral oil and Artificial fragrances. Look for natural ingredients such as Shea Butter, Cocoa Butter and oil such as Organic Avocado Oil and Organic Jojoba Oil to moisturize and nourish your baby’s skin.

●    Use an effective diaper rash cream: For every baby who is in diapers, there has been a case of diaper rashes. While it’s important to keep your baby’s skin clean and dry and change diapers frequently, using an effective diaper rash cream can also help prevent and soothe them.

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