The change of season can be challenging for the delicate skin of an infant. Dermatologist Andrea Lynn Cambio, MD, of New York City recommends the following tips to prevent seasonal skin conditions from bothering your lit
The change of season can be challenging for the delicate skin of an infant. Dermatologist Andrea Lynn Cambio, MD, of New York City recommends the following tips to prevent seasonal skin conditions from bothering your little one.

  • Purchase only fragrance-free baby soaps and lotions.

  • Apply generous amounts of moisturizing creams and ointments to areas of baby's skin that appear dry.

  • Reduce the number of baths - Avoid daily baths and, when it is bath time, spend no more than 10 minutes washing your child in lukewarm water.

  • Use a humidifier to boost moisture and ease your child's breathing overnight.



  • Don't bundle children up too tightly - Heavy layers can make children sweat, leading to skin irritation, while under-dressing can expose your child's skin to the elements. Dress children in lightweight layers that can easily be removed or added as the temperature changes.

    "For many new mothers, caring for their own skin after pregnancy is not at the top of their list, while caring for their newborn's skin becomes the priority, but a visit to the dermatologist can put a mother at ease about her child's skin condition and find solutions to her own skin concerns," said Dr. Cambio. PregnancyAndBaby.com

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