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Ask any mother, and she will tell you that raising babies is a tough business. Apart from the sleepless nights and wet diapers, there’s the constant navigation of babbles, crying, and burps. One morning your child’s baby skin will be smooth as velvet; the next day, you see all these bumps and dots. Caring for an infant is a beautiful experience, but it can be worrying, too.

Take a deep breath, mom. You can sort, soothe, and smoothen things out. Read on to find out how you can give your infant that deliciously creamy baby skin.

Common Baby Skin Problems

Baby skin is much thinner and more sensitive than your grown-up skin. When a child is born, they’re suddenly exposed to all sorts of bacteria, dirt, and other elements that they've never witnessed in the womb. As the body’s top layer of protection, the skin is the first to react to all these new adjustments

The most common skin conditions in babies are diaper rash, , , cradle cap (baby seborrheic dermatitis), and eczema (baby dry skin). Kids are also prone to insect bites.

Baby Skincare Tips

Most baby skin woes are cosmetic and tend to go away with time, but there are ways you can make your baby more comfortable — and when your baby is happy, you’re happy, too.

Less is more.

Remember that , so try not to add anything that could trigger , such as fragrances and dyes. Look for natural ingredients as much as possible. If you see on your baby, resist the urge to treat it with gels and creams from your skincare reservoir.

Take your cue from your baby. If they’re bothered, apply baby-friendly lotions or ointments or consult a specialist. If they’re generally happy, it’s probably better to leave any marks or spots alone.

Keep your baby clean.

The most fundamental tip to taking care of baby skin? Cleanliness! It’s never too early to practice good hygiene. Some experts do not recommend bathing babies every day. They believe you can get away with bathing your newborn thrice a week for the first three months to avoid stripping baby skin of its natural moisture.

However, you're in the tropical Philippines, and your baby might feel more comfortable . You can also add it to your bedtime ritual, lulls their senses and getting them ready for sleep. Remember to use gentle products that won’t aggravate or dry out your baby’s skin.

For a worry-free experience, use Baby Dove Soothing Moisture Hair-to-Toe Wash. It’s been tested and approved by ophthalmologists, dermatologists, and pediatricians to give you the confidence that your baby’s body will be safe and nourished. You can also rest easy knowing it’s free from dyes, parabens, sulfates, and phthalates.

This comforting baby body wash offers #SoothingCare and is designed for daily use, thanks to a hypoallergenic formula made with warm milk and chamomile scent that soothes baby’s irritated and dry skin and replenishes nutrients.

Keep your baby cool.

Many parents are praning that their babies may be too cold, so they end up swaddling, blanketing, and layering excessively. However, your baby can also be too warm. Overheating can cause them to sweat profusely, leading to itchy heat rash or worse.

When maintaining temperature, don’t choose between warm or cold. Think about comfort.

Be a diligent diaper changer.

Diaper rash could be one of the most painful skin conditions a baby can experience. It’s one of those things that you really should try to avoid. If you’re using disposable diapers, change them as soon as they’re wet or soiled. When you’re at home, use more breathable materials, such as lampin, which is easier on the skin.

As a preventative measure, make sure to apply diaper cream, especially at night when your baby sleeps longer hours.

It might be something external.

Did you check your baby’s clothes, swaddles, or bedding? The materials may be scratching or irritating their skin. Read the label of your laundry detergent and see if any ingredients might be too harsh for baby skin, too. Perhaps you’re wearing perfume or cologne that is spurring a reaction.

Baby skin doesn’t require a lot of maintenance. Just keep it clean and soothed and your child will be fine. You both will.

Learn More About How to Bathe and Swaddle Your Baby in the Metaverse

Learn even more about how to clean and bathe your baby properly – in the metaverse! Join the #RealMomsVillage online where you can pick up pointers for taking care of your newborn and share tips of your own.

Once you enter this virtual village, make a beeline for Baby Dove Care Café. Convince nine moms to switch to Baby Dove – 9/10 moms do in real life – and earn U-COIN points, which offers exciting benefits. 

After visiting the Baby Dove Care Café, drop by Baby Bath Time, where you can find out about safe water temperatures for bath time and how to pamper baby skin. Master the act of bathing your baby depending on their skin type. Learn how to perfectly soothe baby skin, swaddle your child, and put them down for naptime. Find out how Baby Dove can give your baby’s skin the nourishment and care it needs.

If you finish the tasks in #RealMomsVillage within 24 hours, you’ll receive vouchers that will help you save money on Baby Dove products. You also get extra U-COIN points when you finish the tasks in an hour and share the game on social media. 

Find out better ways to care for baby skin now. To register, log in to and create your avatar by selecting from any of Baby Dove #RealMoms Village’s characters. Explore the Baby Dove #RealMomsVillage more on Facebook Messenger by chatting with .