3 Ways to Fight Newborn Irritated Skin
The last thing you want as a parent of a newborn is for them to be uncomfortable in any way, shape, or form. However, because your newborn's skin and body can be extremely delicate, they can break out in a skin rash at just about anything but a nod. If your little one has started to show signs of sensitive skin, try these three tips to cut back on any rashes. Read on to learn more.
Free Laundry Detergent
Something as simple as laundry detergent in your newborn's clothes or blankets can break them out in a rash or hives. Luckily, it’s easy to find “free” laundry detergent just about anywhere and from any brand these days. Free of fragrances and dyes, these laundry detergents are known to be extremely delicate on sensitive skin types.
Fragrance-Free Body Cream
Even though babies are known for having extremely soft skin, you still need to moisturize it after every bath. If you have noticed that your little one's skin turns red or irritated after you apply a lotion or cream to them, try switching to a fragrance-free body cream. If you aren’t sure what kind to use, contact Chevy Chase Dermatology and we can recommend a few different options.
Does your baby have a really bad diaper rash that won’t go away? This could be caused by the baby wipes you are using. For a few days, try switching from baby wipes to a warm, wet, washcloth instead and then let your child’s bottom air dry. If you notice a drastic improvement in the rash, then you may need to move baby wipe brands or away from them altogether.
There are a variety of things that can irritate a newborn baby’s skin, and these are just a few of the common contributors. If you would like to learn more about how you can take better care of your newborn's skin, contact Chevy Chase Dermatology today!