Newborn Baby Care 101: How to Soothe Irritated Skin

Nothing can be compared to your baby’s soft, delicate skin. Those toothless grins, tiny feet, and adorable waddles - are some of the things you'll always find in your baby. And diaper rashes are usually one of them!

How to treat a diaper rash ?

A form of inflamed skin that appears on your baby's bottom, diaper rashes are common and should go away within 2-3 days. Usually caused by wet diapers, diaper fabric, friction & diarrhea - here are a few things you can do:

- Change your baby’s diaper often

Repeat this process every two to three hours to keep your baby's bottom protected and free of irritation or diaper rash.

- Diapers should not be too snug

They should fit perfectly where there is room for one finger between the tummy and the diaper.

- Make sure baby skin is dry before putting on a fresh diaper

Clean your baby's bottom thoroughly and let their skin dry completely before putting on a fresh diaper.

- Give your baby’s backside a breather

Let your baby go without a diaper as often as possible to give their skin time to breathe.

- Pat dry your baby's skin before applying a diaper rash cream

Use an effective diaper rash cream such as Sanosan Baby Panthenol Ointment Diaper Rash Cream which keeps your baby’s bottom protected from rashes.

- Seek help if it worsens

If the redness does not go away within three days, consult your pediatrician as soon as possible.

How can you protect your baby from sunburn?

Babies and young children, in particular, need sunlight for bone and muscular development. Too much sunshine, however, can cause sunburn. Since young skin is not as effective at protecting itself as adult skin, UV protection is especially important for babies.

When taking your baby out in the sun, keep in mind these few tips:

- Use baby sunscreen frequently

Apply generous amounts of Sanosan Baby Sun Cream SPF 50+ to your child. If your baby is going out for a swim, keep the sunscreen handy as it comes off easily during a swim.

- Slip-on protective clothing

Cover your baby’s skin as much as possible with loose, protective clothing.

- Seek shade

Don't leave your baby in the sun for too long, even when using a baby sunscreen such as Sanosan Baby Sun Cream. Carry a hat with you to keep them protected from direct sunlight.

How to control eczema in babies?

Itchy red, puffy, dry patches on your baby’s skin? This could be eczema or atopic dermatitis. Here are some tips on managing your baby's symptoms and reducing flare-ups:

- Keep the bath time to a minimum

Bathing your baby with cool, lukewarm water for a few minutes will help reduce eczema flare-ups. After bathing, do not rub their skin too vigorously with a towel.

- Moisturize with a baby lotion regularly

Apply a baby lotion such as Sanosan Baby Care Lotion in ample quantities whenever possible, especially right after bathing your baby.

- Let their skin breathe

Make sure your baby wears soft and breathable clothing that is pleasant to touch, and use Sanosan Baby Care Lotion on their skin regularly.

Itch No More

A baby's skin is more delicate and fragile than an adult's. Their skin is thinner, sensitive, and still developing. The protective hydrolipidic film is still very thin, which makes them more vulnerable to harsh weather conditions such as wind, cold, and heat.
Baby skin tends to become irritated and swollen during the first few months of life, as more moisture evaporates from their skin, so it is important to care for it before it worsens.

Rashes on a baby can be uncomfortable, but they usually clear up with at-home treatment. You can also use Sanosan Baby Products to treat your baby’s rashes. Nevertheless, if your baby shows any other symptoms, such as a fever or loss of appetite, seek medical attention.