Dry skin in babies: your questions answered
Have you ever put your baby to bed with soft, smooth skin, but found it felt dry the next day? Although this may have left you puzzled, dryness is common in delicate baby skin.
Because it loses moisture more quickly than an adult’s, baby skin can dry out easily. Paediatric dermatologist and mum-of-two Dr Zilda sees many baby dry skin conditions. “Baby eczema and baby dermatitis are frequent problems and occur more often in babies, because their skin is thinner and more sensitive,” she explains.
Whatever the condition, dryness isn’t unbeatable. Using mild and caring products can help to soothe and hydrate dry baby skin. Here are answers to some common questions:
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