Daily care of young children. Winter. A baby does not get dirty or sweaty in the same way as an adult. But delicate baby skin needs to be cared for and watched.
A baby does not get dirty or sweaty in the same way as an adult But sensitive baby skin must be cared for and watched over so that you prevent small skin problems from growing big. Take time to take care of your baby, and make the time at the changing table a cosy moment.
Care for skin folds
Babies have many skin folds that need to be cared for to avoid redness. Clean the skin folds every day with a soft washcloth dipped in lukewarm water and a little Neutral baby oil. Dab the folds completely dry afterwards with a soft cloth. If you do not have access to water, you can clean the folds with Neutral wet wipes.
Bath for baby
For the first few months, you only need to bathe your baby 1-2 times a week. Use lukewarm water (wrist or elbow warm, 37 degrees). If necessary, add a few drops of baby oil.
Dry the delicate skin with a soft cloth after bath. Do not forget the skin folds, the area behind the ears, the diaper area and the armpits. Gently pat the skin dry as the skin is particularly delicate here. If your baby's skin seems dry, smear with cream.
Tips for eczema
- Dry skin can aggravate eczema. Therefore, keep your skin moisturized with a good cream. Lubricate the skin frequently and always after washing. It can relieve and prevent outbreaks.
- Choose skin care products without perfumes and dyes. These ingredients can irritate your skin and aggravate eczema.
- Avoid very hot baths and don't use too much soap. This can dry out your skin and make itching worse. However, a short cool bath every day with a mild soap is good as it removes bacteria and prevents inflammation.
- Apply a moisturiser immediately after bathing. This will help your skin retain moisture from the bath. Many people need a richer cream in winter.
Sunshine and salt water bathing can relieve eczema, but it can also dry out your skin.
- Remember sunscreen, though, and don't stay in the sun too long. So remember to moisturise after a day in the baths.
- Before a trip to the swimming pool, apply a moisturiser. Then the chlorine water won't irritate your skin so much. Reapply after washing and drying off.
- Cold and frost can make eczema worse. It's especially hard on the hands and face. Protect your skin with gloves, hats and scarves.
- Use protective gloves when cleaning and choose fragrance-free detergents.
- Wash clothes and bed linen in detergent free from perfumes and substances that can irritate the skin.
- You can relieve eczema with steroid cream, which can reduce symptoms. See your doctor and get help before your eczema spreads.
Neutral minimizes the risk of developing allergies
All products from Neutral are declared in collaboration with Asthma-Allergy Denmark and bear the allergy label Den Blå Krans. This means that the Patients' Association has assessed the ingredients in Neutral and concluded that they pose a minimal risk of developing allergies, based on the latest research.