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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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Baby care tips
What to do with cradle cap

As new parents, it’s natural to want your little one to be happy and healthy in every way. So, spotting a case of cradle cap probably won’t make your day. 

What is cradle cap? It might appear to be something to worry about, but it shouldn’t really bother your baby. Although no one is 100% sure what causes it, experts think that cradle cap is due to an overproduction of oil by the scalp’s glands, which then traps dead skin cells. This can result in greasy, yellow, scaly patches that look a bit like a bad case of baby dandruff. It doesn’t just appear on the head, either – some babies get it on their ears, eyebrows or eyelids. Whatever the cause, it has nothing to do with how you’re looking after your baby and it’s not contagious. 

If you’re wondering how to get rid of cradle cap, well, it usually clears up on its own – but here are some things you can do to help speed up the process… including tips from real moms and dads.

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Baby care tips
5 things to know about your baby's first bath

Giving your newborn their first bath is a real milestone moment, but you’d be forgiven for feeling a little nervous, especially if it’s your first child and you haven’t done the whole baby bathing thing before. Here we share some simple advice designed to make the experience an enjoyable, stress-free one for you both. Here’s what you need to know.

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Stress-free ways to treat baby eczema

The search is over! Here’s our guide to soothing and caring for your baby’s delicate, eczema-prone skin – to bring the smiles back for you both.

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