Babies often have dry skin on their faces because their skin is more sensitive than adults. Their skin may be adjusting to the environment outside the womb, or it may be reacting to allergens in products or clothes. Dehydration and skin conditions can also cause dry skin.
How do I treat dry skin on my baby’s face?
Treatments for peeling, dry skin
- Reduce bath time. Long baths can remove natural oils from your newborn’s skin. …
- Apply a moisturizer. …
- Keep your newborn hydrated. …
- Protect your newborn from cold air. …
- Avoid harsh chemicals. …
- Use a humidifier.
Should you moisturize newborn skin?
Your baby’s skin is prone to dryness, so you want to keep it as moisturized as possible. When you get baby out of the tub, gently pat her dry and apply moisturizer immediately. You’ll probably be moisturizing plenty in between baths too.
When can I moisturize my newborn?
Research now indicates that ‘less is most definitely more’ and it is better to avoid the use of skin cleansing and moisturising products for the first few weeks until your baby’s skin has had time to mature naturally. 1. Following birth, vernix should be left on the skin to absorb naturally.
Should I put lotion on my newborn?
Using Lotion on Newborns
Using a moisturizing lotion on your newborn is okay and safe to use in place of baby oil unless otherwise directed by your pediatrician. Do keep in mind the type of lotion that you’re using. Use a lotion that has been formulated with a baby’s sensitive nature in mind.
How can I treat my baby’s dry skin naturally?
A few tips on preventing dry, irritated skin and eczema:
- Minimize the use of soap and keep bathtime short.
- Limit your use of baby scented skin products. If their skin is dry, use only ointment or lotion on dry skin areas.
- Make sure baby wears only soft clothing, preferably cotton.