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Baby care tips

Discover our tips for caring for your baby’s skin. From dry skin to cradle cap, here’s everything you need to know to care for your baby’s delicate skin your way.

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Feeling overwhelmed about becoming a new parent and caring for your baby’s delicate skin? Visit our baby care tips page and find everything you need to know.

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Baby care tips

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Winter care for baby skin
You can protect baby skin from cold winter weather with mild baby skin care
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Baby Dove cradle cap
What to do with cradle cap
Although dry skin on the baby’s head does clear up on its own, these tips may help speed up the process
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What makes Baby Dove baby products different?
Discover how Baby Dove baby products are developed for delicate baby skin
Baby Dove baby advice
What I know now: First-time parents share their baby advice
Your newborn baby brings exciting change and you’ll soon find your own way
Baby Dove Science behind baby's skin
Understanding the science behind your baby's skin
Baby skin is unique – discover the importance of mild, moisturizing care
Baby care tips
What’s the secret to a tear-free baby bathtime?

For many moms and dads, baby bath time is a moment to look forward to. But sometimes – and often for no obvious reason – babies and toddlers don't feel the same way.

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Baby Dove Hugs & Kisses fragrance
A gift set worth registering for
Gentle and nourishing for baby’s delicate skin, our Baby Dove Complete Care Bath Time Essentials Gift Set is perfect for your registry.
Baby overnight skin care
Baby overnight skin care
Parents on how to moisturize baby skin before bed, and through the night
Mom holding a bath
Building your baby registry
See which bath time items new moms recommend—and which you can safely skip.
Mom giving baby a bath
Baby’s first bath
New moms share what your baby’s first bath will really be like and how to prepare.
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Baby Dove DEFI moisturizing cream
How ¼ moisturizing cream and DEFI cares for your baby’s skin
Learn more about the mild, ¼ moisturizing cream care Baby Dove provides
Baby Dove meaning of hypoallergenic
Hypoallergenic – what does it mean and why does it matter?
All Baby Dove products are hypoallergenic. But what does that mean?
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Gift ideas to help complete that new baby checklist
Parents share their favorite baby presents to help you decide what to buy
Baby Dove baby bath routine
Finding a baby bath routine for your newborn
Creating a stress-free baby bath time routine for you and your little one
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Baby Dove Expert tips to help baby eczema care
Expert tips to help baby eczema care – Baby Dove
Baby Dove doctors share all you need to know about caring for baby eczema.
Baby Dove dry skin in babies
Dry skin in babies: your questions answered
Why is my baby’s skin dry? Visit our page on soothing dry skin in babies
Mom and doula giving baby a bath
Expert registry recommendations
Get expert advice from Doula May Lane on what you need for baby’s first bath—and what you don’t.
Baby Dove Hugs & Kisses fragrance
Expert advice on baby’s first bath
Doula May Lane gives tips & tricks to make your baby’s first bath a wonderful bonding experience.
Baby care tips
Dealing with baby eczema your way

Baby skin is generally known for being soft and smooth, so it’s understandable that you’d expect your little one’s to look the same – but eczema in babies is common. If your baby has it, our Sensitive Moisture products are suitable to use on eczema-prone skin.

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Dove Baby name inspiration
Choosing baby names your own way
Looking for baby name inspiration? We asked parents how they chose theirs
Baby Dove Baby massage
Benefits of baby massage for your newborn
Massage can help you bond with your newborn baby and care for their skin
baby microbiome
Caring for baby skin’s microbiome 
What is microbiome and why is it so important to your baby’s skin?
Baby Dove caring for sensitive baby skin
Baby skin care: Caring for sensitive baby skin
Baby skin is delicate and needs special, gentle care
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Baby Dove baby shower inspiration
Welcoming little ones: baby shower inspiration
Looking for baby shower ideas? Parents share what they enjoyed most
Baby Dove Baby products to the test
Discover how our experts put our baby products to the test
Discover how we put all Baby Dove products to the test
Baby acne explained
Baby acne explained
Your little one has baby acne? Don’t worry, try some mild baby skin care
Dove - Ask the experts: colloidal oatmeal and baby eczema
Ask the experts: colloidal oatmeal and baby eczema
We ask doctors about their favorite soothing ingredient for baby eczema.
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Baby Dove baby swimming skincare
A guide to baby swimming skincare
Simple ways to care for your baby's skin when you go swimming together
Baby sleep routine
Baby sleep routine
Baby sleep patterns are unpredictable, but a calming bedtime routine can help
Baby Dove how baby skin is different
5 ways baby skin is different to yours
Who knew that baby skin was so different to an adult’s?
Baby Dove cares for baby skin
5 ways Baby Dove cares for baby skin
From tip to toe wash to moisturizing lotion and baby liquid soap, find out all you need to know about Baby Dove’s baby products
Baby care tips
6 tips for bathing a baby

The first baby bathtime is a big moment – a tiny baby in soapy water can challenge even the most confident parents. You may have questions: What’s the best time to bathe a baby? What’s the ideal baby bath temperature? How many times a week should I bathe them? 

There are no real rules to bathing a baby. In time, you’ll find your own way and start to enjoy it. One thing you might want to keep in mind is their skin. As pediatric dermatologist and mom of two Dr. Zilda says: “It’s worth remembering children aren’t mini adults when it comes to skincare – baby skin is thinner and has many features that are different.” 

Because delicate baby skin loses moisture quickly, it will benefit from extra care that replenishes moisture while you cleanse. Baby Dove products can help do just that.  

And here’s another helping hand – some bath time tips from other moms and dads.

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Baby Dove survival techniques
6 survival tips for new moms and dads
Becoming a new parent can be exhausting. These real tips for new moms and dads may help you
Baby Dove healthy, soft baby skin
5 tips for healthy, soft baby skin
Wondering how to care for baby skin? Baby Dove is with you at every step
Baby Dove Parenting your own way
There is no right or wrong way to parent – only your way
Feeling pressure to be a perfect parent? There's no such thing
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