Newborn skincare is very important and needs special attention from parents right from the first months of life. Let’s join Jo to refer to the following basic secrets to care for and protect your baby’s skin properly, moms!
Bathing your baby the right way
Bathing newborns daily can dry out their skin. The proper way to care for newborn skin is to always keep the baby’s private areas clean and gently wipe their face. You can bathe your baby 2 – 3 times a week when they are 1 month old in a draft-free room with warm water at about 37 – 38 degrees Celsius. Only use bath products specifically for babies and newborns, and avoid using soap as it can dry out the baby’s skin.
Choosing good diapers and caring for newborn skin in the diaper area
Even if the diaper is not dirty or has good absorbency, mothers should change the baby’s diaper regularly after 2-3 hours and immediately after the baby defecates. To care for newborn skin in the diaper area, when changing diapers, mothers need to clean the baby’s buttocks thoroughly, use a soft cloth to dry, and then change to a new diaper, avoiding leaving the baby’s skin damp which can create conditions for bacteria to grow leading to diaper rash.
Especially, mothers need to use good quality paper diapers, which have the ability to absorb quickly and are breathable. Use the diaper product that fits the baby’s size and weight, avoiding choosing a size too large or too small that can cause discomfort for the baby when worn.
Designed especially for newborn skin, Jo Newborn baby pads have a soft, safe material that does not irritate the baby’s skin, with fast absorption, leak-proof, helping to keep the surface absolutely dry, protecting the baby’s skin from diaper rash.
Choosing appropriate clothing
In addition to initial contact with soft, gentle pads, choosing appropriate clothing is also a way to care for newborn skin. When selecting clothes for the baby, mothers should choose garments made from natural fiber materials, soft and safe cotton fabric for newborn skin.
As baby’s ability to adapt to external temperatures is still weak, when it’s hot, mothers should dress them in thin, loose clothing to prevent heat rash or irritation. In cold weather, dress them in long-sleeved clothes to keep them warm, avoiding woolen coats as they can cause itching when touching the baby’s skin.
Selecting detergent for baby clothes
Mothers can use detergent and fabric softener specifically for infants and should not wash the baby’s clothes with adult clothes. Some experts recommend choosing liquid detergent over powder for washing newborn clothes. This is because liquid soap dissolves quickly in water, while powder soap may not and could remain on the baby’s clothes, causing itching or, worse, allergies.
Avoiding overuse of skincare products
Newborn skin is extremely sensitive. Any product that comes into contact with the baby’s skin, whether directly or indirectly, needs to ensure it is intended for newborns. Ingredients in adult skincare products can dry out, dehydrate, and wash away the protective oil layer of the baby’s skin. When a baby has diaper rash, mothers should not use talcum powder or scented powders as they can clog the skin and delay healing.
The above 5 newborn skincare methods have hopefully helped mothers understand more about ways to protect their baby’s skin, right? No one starts as a wise mother; what’s important is to learn and accumulate experience for smooth and easy parenting.
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