Kath + Belle | 3 Common Baby Skin Conditions

kath + belle 3 common baby skin conditions

About Baby Skin Conditions

There’s nothing like the silky smooth texture, soft and gentle baby’s skin. This is why we love them so much. One thing we know for sure, a baby’s skin is delicate.  To best look after and protect your babies’ skin, it is important to understand what makes it so special. The largest organ of a human is the skin, it plays 3 important roles –  protection, regulation & sensation.

Babies’ skin is more sensitive compared to adults. Within the first year of their life, their skin will slowly develop and react to the environment. Compared to adults, their skin is 30% thinner and reacts more sensitively. It is loosely attached to the deeper layers of skin. Hence, it has a higher tendency to lose moisture. With this in mind, it is important to keep your baby’s skin moisturized.

Skin conditions in babies can arise for multiple reasons. It could be a change in the weather, a baby product that you’re using, or even their diet. Kath + Belle urges all mothers to consult a pediatrician to make sure your baby’s skin is alright before trying other remedies or medicine. 

3 Common Baby Skin Conditions

In this guide on baby skin conditions, we’ve considered these 3 are the most common skin conditions a baby can experience. And we advise on why they occur and how to treat them.

  1. Diaper Rash
    It is an inflammation of the skin in the diaper area that looks red, sore and inflamed. The trace of urine and poo could be the reasons for it. Frequent change of diapers and keeping this area clean and dry can help to reduce diaper rash. Frequent occurrence of this type of rash can be treated with a medicated cream. If your baby develops a fungal infection, do consult doctors at once.
  2. Heat Rash
    With our country’s dry and humid climate, no wonder babies are easily getting heat rash. Heat rash happens when the sweat glands are blocked and inflamed. Because of undeveloped sweat glands, it is common for newborns to have heat rash in the first week of life. Heat rash appears as very small with red or pinkish spots or very small clear blisters. When the weather is hot, make sure your baby wears light cotton clothes. Avoid multiple layers of blankets and change sweaty clothing or wet diapers regularly. Remember to keep the room cool and well ventilated.
  3. Eczema
    It is easy to be spotted. Usually the skin becomes itchy, red, dry and cracked in the creases at the knees and elbows. Dear parents, it is important to know that eczema is very common during infancy. 1 in 4 babies will have it. So you’re not alone in this. There are a few ways where you can help your baby to ease their discomfort: –
    – Reduce scratching by using anti-scratch mittens
    – Keep their nails short and wear light clothing
    – Avoid using soaps and change to chemical free baby products. 

Importance of Using the Right Baby Products

Know what to look for your little one in the best way possible. There are too many types of chemicals that are actually harmful to our bodies. And for your baby, it is best to go chemical free and use natural baby products. Luckily for you, Kath + Belle has all the natural and nontoxic baby care products! 

To protect your baby from developing skin conditions, use Kath + Belle Wonder Cream. This certified natural and free from harmful chemicals is soothing and comforting for your baby’s delicate skin. It is the go to balm for new mums & babies for irritating rashes, dryness and address all the skin issues that we stated above.

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