Congratulations! You’re starting this new wonderful experience! Your newborn child is so small and completely dependent on you, and you probably feel responsible and determined, but also terrified. Do not worry! Read below some basic guidelines to take care of your child’s skin.
Finding out if your baby skin is sensitive can be difficult. It may take several months before moms can find and change what they use and are for skin care of the child. If you find that your baby's skin is sensitive, you should look online or in health store for some alternatives.
Be especially careful when buying shampoos, soaps, lotions, cleansers, creams, and diapers. If you have someone who looks after your child, tell him/her to be very careful with the baby's skin. Keep an eye on the red and dry spots on the skin of your child. This can be caused by harmful chemicals in lotions or detergents in use. You can also use a mild detergent on the clothes because your baby will also come into contact with your clothing.
Children with normal skin should also have baby products for sensitive skin care. It’s always advisable to play it safe, even if your baby's skin does not react to the products you use. You want to keep your baby’s skin soft and smooth.
Have you noticed pink spots appeared on the face and / or body, perhaps in the folds of the skin? It could be prickly heat, a rash of heat that occurs where it accumulates more sweat. It's good to get him a refreshing bath with lukewarm water. Then blot with a soft towel. Finally apply a bit of talcum powder that allows to absorb sweat and keep the skin dry.
However we must remember that the profuse sweating, is obviously more evident in the summer months, and is a physiological characteristic of children. This event is due to the accelerated metabolism of childhood. In front of a healthy child who plays, runs and jumps usually the appearance of excessive sweating is not in itself cause for suspicion that requires medical investigation.
If you notice rash or irritation of the areas most exposed to sweat, it will be enough to change and wash the baby in the bath perhaps using absorbent powders such as starch.
Give a nice bath to your little one with rice starch by adding water, pat dry it very well and apply to the affected areas by the bubbles AVOIDING the eye area of the liquid talc that are in pharmacy. If the baby sweats much more do it multiple times everyday, in short duration's and always with the addition of starch.
The use of fans or air conditioning is not in itself a negative element for the health of the baby. It is clear, however, that it will be necessary to avoid sudden and violent changes of temperature or direct contact with a strong source of air on a child maybe hot and sweaty. Otherwise a climatic condition that provides low humidity and excessive heat are not the ideal conditions for the room of your baby.
For the little ones, to avoid heat exhaustion, it is recommended to let them drink plenty of water, slightly cool, but it is preferable to avoid drinks right out of the fridge, best left a few minutes at room temperature. Avoid very sugary juices or tea that can weigh down the body.
Prefer light clothing, linen or cotton while traveling by car, eliciting sun blinds to shield at least part of the sunlight into the interior. Lower the temperature by activating the air conditioning and take advantage of the roadside stops to give a slight fresh air in hands, feet and face.
The diaper rashes are a common concern. Typically the redness will go away in a few days with warm baths, special cream and a bit of time spent without a diaper. Most rashes occur because the baby's skin is sensitive and becomes irritated because of dirty diaper.
To prevent diaper rash, try to change the diapers of your baby frequently and as soon as possible just after a bowel movement. After cleaning the area with mild soap and water or with a towel, apply a cream to the rash. The creams with zinc oxide are preferable because they constitute a barrier against moisture.
Let the baby without a diaper for part of the day; this gives the skin a chance to get some air. Consider possibly changing the make of the diaper if you have any doubt.
Taking care of baby's skin is one of the many concerns that a mother has to worry. Having a baby is a special blessing, but most mothers are not sure what to do. This is normal, and even the second or third time mothers have difficulty remembering what they did with their first-born. Some mothers want to choose natural products for skin care, and look for products that do not contain preservatives and other additives.
Mothers who are not overly concerned with the care of the baby's skin still prefer natural products. You must take extra care when you get skin care products for your baby, but most of the products that can be found in stores are soft. You should avoid perfumes or preservatives that can irritate your baby's skin.