Baby eczema is the last thing a new mum wants to deal with. With so many other things going on (apart from sleeping), it’s best to avoid it when you can.
Chemicals and dyes in clothing and baby products can easily cause chafing, dryness and rashes on your little one’s skin.
Luckily, we have a few tips up our sleeves to help you minimise skin irritations, especially during those overwhelming first few weeks:
1. too much bathing is overrated
All that gorgeous-smelling baby soap can remove the protective natural oils from his/her skin and give a nasty eczema.
Limit bath-time. Then, when it does come around, find a nice, natural oil from your kitchen cupboard (we like organic almond oil but you could even use sunflower oil) and add a few drops to the bath (great for a baby-massage too).
2. wash baby clothing separately and before it’s worn
Yes, it’s a pain. The endless washing of baby clothes…so small, yet they go through more outfits in a day than the Kardashians.
This one is important and will make a huge difference. Wash your baby’s clothes separately from the rest of your laundry and go for laundry detergents that are dye- and fragrance-free.
Luckily, you should easily be able to fill up a laundry load with all those outfit changes!
3. trust Mother Nature
Natural fibres without chemicals or synthetic dyes are kinder on your baby’s skin and keeps them pure, just the way they were born.
Make sure you choose clothing, bedding and blankets that are breathable and gentle on baby’s skin.
Hopefully these tips will take the worry of skin irritations off your growing to-do list.
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