How to care for your baby’s skin, hair, and nails

  1. Keep baby clean. Bathe your baby gently 2 to 3 times a week.start from sponge bath Once your baby’s cord stump has fallen off and healed, before switching to a traditional bath. When bathing your baby, use warm water and a mild, unscented baby soap and shampoo. Apply soap only to the neck and creases of the diaper area and rinse off after cleansing.

  2. Change soiled diapers as soon as possible – even if they’re just wet – to prevent diaper rash. If diaper rash occurs, be gentle when cleaning the diaper area and apply zinc oxide diaper cream.

  3. Trim your baby’s nails. Trim your baby’s nails whenever they get sharp to prevent scratching. Use a nail file or emery board to create rounded rather than jagged shapes. Make sure there is plenty of light when pruning.

  4. Wash baby blankets, sheets and clothes Before and after using a fragrance-free detergent.

  5. Protect your baby from the sun. The shade is the best way to protect your baby from the sun. If you can’t find shade, make your own using the hood of an umbrella, awning, or stroller. Dress your baby in sun-protective clothing, including a lightweight long-sleeved shirt, pants, a wide-brimmed hat, and UV-blocking sunglasses.

    For extra protection, choose clothing that has an Ultraviolet Protection Factor (UPF) on the label. Minimize the use of sunscreen for children under 6 months of age. However, if shade and adequate clothing are not available, parents and caregivers can apply a minimal amount of sunscreen to all skin not covered by clothing. Choose a sunscreen with broad-spectrum protection, water resistance, and an SPF of 30 or higher. Sunscreens that contain titanium dioxide or zinc oxide are less likely to irritate your baby’s sensitive skin. Remember to reapply every two hours or immediately after swimming, as there is no such thing as a “waterproof” sunscreen.

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