Skin Health, A Guide For First Time Parents

Baby-Organix-Blog-Entry-4 Skin Health, A Guide For First Time Parents

It’s Okay To Get Help To Know About Skin Health On Newborn Babies

Things can be really overwhelming right after giving birth. Suddenly everything feels new and plenty of challenges emerging in your daily life. You might feel like you have no idea what you’re doing! Alright, take a deep breath, another one. Now you are better, allow us to help you a little bit with this article. These are the tips which can help even the most nervous first-time parents feel confident about caring for a newborn in no time.

Baby’s skin is smooth, soft and to smell amazing. But in reality, it can be dry, flaky, sensitive and even have some funky discolorations, especially during the newborn period. Remember, relatives and friends often want to help too. Even if you disagree on certain things, don’t dismiss their experience. Handling a newborn need to be delicate, utmost attention, love and patience.

Handling A Newborn

If you are not familiar or spent a lot of time around newborns, their fragility may be scary but it will make you to be more gentle person. Always remember to take care of a few basics. Always wash your hands or at least use hand sanitizer before handling your baby. Babies do not have strong immune system yet which make them a little bit more prone to infection. Make sure others who handling them also have clean hands.

No rough play such as sudden swing, not when they are this young. Never shake your newborn no matter in play or in frustration. Shaking can be very dangerous to your infant.

Know More About Diapering

Make sure you have all the supplies that you need for your baby. You’ll need clean diaper, diaper ointment and diaper wipes. After each bowel movement or if the diaper is wet, lay your baby on his or her back and remove the dirty diaper. Wipe your baby genital area clean to prevent or heal a rash.

The Basics Of Bathing And Its Effect On Skin Health

We get that you want your newborn to be clean all the time. But, too much bathing can be really bad for their skin health. A bath two or three times a week in the first year is fine. More frequent bathing may be drying to the skin. Frequent bathing may dry out the skin and remove oils and other substances that protect against infections and other irritants.

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