Sensitive Skin & Babies
Having a happy, healthy baby is the goal of all parents. Parents always try to keep their babies comfortable but what if your baby has sensitive skin? This causes them to be uncomfortable and irritable.
A lot of babies experience sensitive skin. They are protected in the womb until they are born. It may take time for their skin to adjust to the outside environment. During the first years, their skin will develop a protective layer that can keep skin from getting irritated. While the skin is adjusting, they may get irritated.
What Triggers Sensitive Skin?
Common triggers include:
- Harsh soaps and shampoos
- Hard water
- Chlorinated water
- Abrupt changes in temperature
- Air pollution
There are steps that can be taken to avoid these triggers. Other triggers that are harder to prevent are anger, stress, and intense emotion, especially in young children.
Signs Your Baby Has Sensitive Skin
When babies have sensitive skin there are some common symptoms to look for:
- Skin tightness
- Dry Skin
Treatments for Sensitive Skin
There are a lot of at-home steps that you can take to help prevent your baby’s skin from getting irritated. Keeping their skin clean and moisturized are great ways to prevent triggers and to make sure they are comfortable. Another at-home way to buy gentle soaps, laundry detergent that is fragrance-free, and soft fabrics. Remember, it is normal for your baby to experience sensitive skin and it can be relieved with the right products.