You’ve read all the parenting books you can find. You’re waiting patiently for your little one to arrive and are preparing for all the twists and turns that come with caring for a new baby. Keeping your baby safe and healthy is on the top of your priority list. That’s why, on this week’s blog, TriDerma is bringing you our favorite tips to help keep your baby’s skin healthy and free from irritation.
1. Don’t Over-Bathe Your Baby
Apart from diaper changes and the occasional spit-up, babies don’t get that dirty. Bathing your baby two to three times a week is all that is needed to keep your baby clean. Anything more will remove the natural oils from your baby’s skin, leaving it dry and unprotected. Pro-tip: Avoid bath products with added fragrance, as this can aggravate your baby’s delicate skin. Always look for natural and sensitive skin products for bath time.
2. Wash New Clothes and Blankets
Since babies tend to have very sensitive skin, the American Academy of Pediatrics recommends washing all new clothes, blankets, and towels before using them. Make sure to use gentle detergent, free from allergens and dyes. You can even switch to special, extra-gentle detergents created just for babies!
3. Avoid Irritating Fabrics
While lace, denim, and wool all look adorable on a new baby, these scratchy fabrics can irritate their sensitive skin. Instead, stick to soft materials such as cotton and polyester which are both safe, comfortable and easy to wash. In addition, cotton and polyester are breathable and absorbent, which promotes healthy skin.
4. Use Natural, Botanical-Based Skincare Products
Whether you need help healing a stubborn diaper rash or painful eczema flare-up, always make sure to reach for products that are free from harmful ingredients such as parabens, steroids, and added fragrance. TriDerma’s Baby Care Collection offers natural, gentle products to care for your baby or toddler’s skin. Formulated with premium maximum-strength healing botanicals, TriDerma has the perfect products to soothe your baby’s irritated skin.
At TriDerma, we’re passionate about creating safe, natural products for your baby. For more information on TriDerma’s maximum strength skincare products, visit www.triderma.com or shoot us a note at email@example.com.