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A baby's skin is very vulnerable, in the first few weeks you should avoid using perfumed baby bubble baths, shampoos and oils as they may cause an uncomfortable reaction.
There are plenty of gentle skincare ranges which are made especially for your baby's delicate skin. Some have natural essential oils, others contain milk proteins or vitamin E, others mild flower and plant extracts.
Choosing baby toiletries is often a matter of trial and error, while one product may be advertised as for sensitive skin, it may bring your baby out in a reaction. The best way is to try several products and see which work best for you and your baby.
Many babies suffer from eczema and this often appears by six months. Eczema makes patches of your baby's skin dry out and begin chaffing -this can be uncomfortable for your baby. Emulsifying ointment or cream instantly sooths and helps to rehydrate your baby's skin.
If your baby is showing signs of eczema or dry skin, try and avoid using soap to wash baby as this may dry skin further and perhaps switch to an alternate lotion or oil to see if this helps. However, as with anything, if you are concerned about your baby's skin you should consult your healthcare professional.
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