Using a thick moisturizer such as Eucerin, Aquaphor, or petroleum jelly on your baby’s cheeks (or other problem areas) will add to his natural barrier and help treat any skin that’s already chapped.
How do you treat an irritated baby face?
Common Rashes in the First Few Months of a Baby’s Life
- Using a very gentle soap.
- Using a gentle detergent and no fabric softener in baby’s laundry.
- Using skin moisturizers.
- Applying a steroid cream (like hydrocortisone or even a stronger one) if the eczema won’t go away.
How do you soothe a chapped face?
To help heal dry skin and prevent its return, dermatologists recommend the following.
- Stop baths and showers from worsening dry skin. …
- Apply moisturizer immediately after washing. …
- Use an ointment or cream rather than a lotion. …
- Wear lip balm. …
- Use only gentle, fragrance-free skin care products. …
- Wear gloves.
Why does my baby keep going red in the face?
Some babies naturally have cheeks that are slightly redder than the rest of their face. The cheeks can also turn red when a baby cries or smiles, due to increased blood flow to the area.
How can I improve my baby’s complexion?
3. Follow best practices for bathing
- hold your baby securely and never leave them unattended.
- use water that’s lukewarm, not hot.
- perform the bath in a warm room.
- keep baths short, between 5 and 10 minutes.
- wash your baby’s eyes and face with water only.
What is the best thing to put on chapped skin?
Home treatment for cracked skin
- Moisturizing ointment or cream. Since dry skin can cause or worsen cracking, it’s important to keep your skin well hydrated. …
- Petroleum jelly. Petroleum jelly treats cracks by sealing and protecting your skin. …
- Topical hydrocortisone cream. …
- Liquid bandage. …
- Exfoliation. …
- Antifungal medication.
Can you put A&D ointment on baby face?
There is typically no need to use creams or lotions, unless areas are cracked or bleeding (which can occur on the hands and feet). If this does occur, you can use Vaseline or A&D ointment to protect these areas until they heal. Newborns also may develop several normal rashes.
How can I treat my baby’s dry skin naturally?
A few tips on preventing dry, irritated skin and eczema:
- Minimize the use of soap and keep bathtime short.
- Limit your use of baby scented skin products. If their skin is dry, use only ointment or lotion on dry skin areas.
- Make sure baby wears only soft clothing, preferably cotton.