Redness, nappy rash, bumps and spots, cradle cap, or any irritation on baby's skin isn't exactly lovely to look at, and because your child cannot tell you how they feel, you may sometimes be at a little lost on how to soothe it.
The good news is that most baby skin irritations cause no harm and go away on their own. While caring for your baby's skin may seem challenging, you just need to know a few tips that can help relieve any problems and what to avoid that's causing discomfort.
Red Bottom Rash
If your baby has redness and or bumps around the nappy area, that is commonly known as nappy rash. It happens because the skin has become irritated which can be due to:
- Nappies that are too tight, causing chaffing and rubbing
- Wet nappies that are left on for too long
- A particular detergent, nappy, or baby wipes
You can avoid nappy rash by:
- Keeping the nappy area open to the natural air for some "breathing' time
- Changing your baby's nappy as soon as it's wet
- Applying care products that are ultra soothing and assist to protect baby's skin
To boost protection and relief you can apply Gilly Goat Soothing Nappy Cream with every change. Packed with soothers, like Aloe, Shea Butter, and calming Chamomile to help revive inflamed skin.
Dry Baby Skin
You probably shouldn't worry if your newborn has flaky dry skin- its fairly common. The underlying skin is perfectly healthy, soft, and moist. Other common causes are bathing too often, using irritating products that strip the skin's natural oils and makes it harder for your child's skin to keep naturally protected and when the weather changes. Though dry skin is a normal "skin type" unbalanced can be irritating. Dry skin can look flaky, rough and wrinkly. Dry skin can appear anywhere, though very common on their faces, arms and legs.
You can usually treat it at home by adding special water-dispersible bath oils to your child’s bath water and use a nourishing moisturiser after your child’s bath will help to stop the skin from drying out.
To boost protection and relief you can apply Gilly Goat Soft Baby Moisturising Lotion after every bath or when neededLavander to help relieve dry skin and keep it soft and smooth.
Prickly heat can form into inflammation and discomfort. it can appear as small pinkish-red bumps, mostly on the parts of your baby's body that are prone to heat and sweating, like:
- Nappy area, bottom, and inner thighs
- Skin Folds
Keeping the skin dry and at a regular temperature and loose-fitting clothes are all you need to avoid it happening.