5 Easy Tips to Maintaining Baby Skincare

1. Bath Time

First things first, newborns do not need to be bathe more than twice a week.  Maybe three times MAXIMUM, but anything over three times should be prevented.  Otherwise, baby wipes or sponge baths around the diaper area, mouth, and skin folds areas is greatly recommended by us.

2. Avoid Direct Sunlight

Humans are not meant to be in direct sunlight for long periods of time.  Babies do not need SPF.  Instead, they need to stay out of the sun as much as possible.  But if you must go outdoors with your baby, don't forget to bring a hat for him or her.  If possible, perhaps bring an umbrella for over the carriage, or anything of that sort to make sure no sunlight hits his or her skin.

3. Changing Diaper Often

Yes, diapers are crazy expensive!  However, baby's bottom is very precious!  It can really irritated a baby's skin if he or she is not treated properly.  Make sure you are using disposable wipes that are alcohol-free, fragrance-free, or if you can, use a cloth and water will be just fine as well.

Using diaper ointment will also keep their little bottoms from irritating them.  Because who wants to be uncomfortable right?!

4. Their Laundry

If you aren't already, make sure you are using detergent that's free of perfumes and dyes!  No fabric softener, read the labels very careful.  If your baby starts to develop any sort of rash, it may be because of the detergent you are using to wash his or her clothes.  If possible, the whole family should use detergent that's free of scent, and perfumes.  The best detergent for healthier skin are "free and clear" detergents. 

5. Keep Skin Smoooooth

Everyone loves lotion, it keeps our bodies and hands smooth.  So why not do the same for your little ones?  Make sure you are using fragrance-free and ointment immediately after his or her bath to prevent their skin from drying.  Especially in the winter months, make sure to keep your baby moisturized as much as possible.  This would keep the baby happier which means less crying!  

Hope these tips have been helpful!  We love to hear what kind of tips you would like for us to add to this blog post.  Please leave a comment for Skincare Baby!