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Expect Bumps, Spots, and Rashes

There’s nothing quite like the soft, delicate skin of a baby. And nothing like a cranky infant irritated by diaper rash, cradle cap, or another skin condition. While your baby is perfect, her skin may not be. Many babies are prone to skin irritation in their first few months. Here’s what you can do about it.

Newborns Are Prone to Rashes

Most baby rashes cause no harm and go away on their own. While caring for your baby’s skin may seem complex, you really need to know just three simple things, Which conditions can you treat at home? , Which need medical treatment?, How can you keep skin problems from happening?

Avoid Diaper Rash

If your baby has red skin around the diaper area, you’re dealing with diaper rash. Most happen because of skin irritation due to: Diapers that are too tight, Wet diapers left on for too long, A particular brand of detergent, diapers, or baby wipes, You can avoid diaper rash if you: Keep the diaper area open to the air as long as possible, Change your baby’s diaper as soon as it’s wet, If some crops up, wash it with a warm cloth, and put zinc oxide cream on it.

What to Do With Pimples & Whiteheads

Baby “acne” is not really acne like the kind teenagers get. Research suggests it may be related to yeast, not oil. Pimples on a baby’s nose and cheeks usually clear up by themselves in a few weeks. So you don’t need to treat baby acne or use lotion.

Laundry Tips

Avoiding skin rashes will keep your baby smiling and happy. Use a gentle detergent to wash everything that touches your infant’s skin, from bedding and blankets to towels and even your own clothes. You’ll cut down on the likelihood of itches or irritation.

Baby Sunscreen and More

Apply sunscreen to the areas of your baby’s skin that can’t be covered by clothes. You can also use zinc oxide on your baby’s nose, ears, and lips. Cover the rest of your baby’s skin in clothes and a wide-brimmed hat. Sunglasses protect children’s eyes from harmful rays.

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