Baby skin care hub
Baby massage: your newborn
Massaging your baby can be a great for bonding and to settle your baby for a sleep. We’ll show you the best ways to make it a rewarding experience for the two of you.
Nappy rash is one of the most common skin complaints a baby can experience. We’ll show you how to identify nappy rash and share some advice for treating it quickly and effectively.
Baby Skin Care
It’s amazing how soft and pure your baby’s skin can be, so it’s no wonder it needs gentle care.
Bub’s skin can easily be damaged by dryness and exposure from the harsh effects of the sun and wind. Building a skincare routine can keep your baby’s skin well protected at all times.
Protection from dry skin and eczema
Many bubs, and adults for that matter, suffer from dry skin and eczema. In many cases, simple changes in diet, bathing and choice of skincare product can help manage it:
- A mild natural body wash, cooler bath temperature and remembering to moisturise after your bath can help reduce dryness
- A natural organic diet which includes some healthy oils may also help
Take a look at our baby eczema page for more information and tips on managing eczema and dry skin. It’s a good idea to consult your doctor or health care professional if you have any concerns for your baby’s skin.
Protection from nappy rash
Nappy rash is a common condition. It is often caused by a baby’s sensitive skin coming into contact with all those nasty things that usually sit in their nappy. Whilst the material used in nappies help keep leaks in, unfortunately it also keeps air out. This could cause your baby’s skin to become sore and irritated where the nappy fits.
Protection from the sun
Protecting bub’s delicate skin from the sun’s harsh rays is the most important baby skincare step you can take. When taking bub out remember to:
- Stick to the shade and make sure they are well covered by protective clothing and a wide brimmed hat
- Use a baby formulated sunscreen for parts of the body which cannot be covered up, such as little hands and faces
- Avoid being in the sun between 10am-4pm. Check your local area recommendations for sun protection times
Take a look at baby sun protection for more tips on caring for bub’s skin in the sun.