Elakeya Udhaya I am a young physician assistant by career but always love to write! I expertise in medical writing, writing about fashion, styles, home remedies, cooking, trends, and even, travel, places, weather, fiction stories, and time travel.

9 Natural Home Remedies To Treat Dry Skin For Your Baby!

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If you go back to your childhood ,do your remember all the things your parents have done for you which makes you feel loved?

The sleepy breastfeed, the soft diet,the pampering during sleep, and the awful bath where parents use to pour the water and the babies crying brrrr..and the quick wrap of towel making babies into a bundle and powdering us to oiling us where babies don’t have patience to withstand it, putting a comfortable dress on them, again to bed again!

No matter what your parents did to ensure you would have a great time with them, now it’s time to do for your kids.

Everyone would love to touch the little feet and hands of babies, tiny toes and fingers and even tiny nails! Their hair and there is nothing soft and delicate as baby’s skin right?

But some newborns often have dry peeling skin in the initial period of birth.
This is due to the fact that infants have existing in a fluid environment for several months and after birth the skin starts to regenerate which result in peeling of old skin.

There is no need to do anything until it doesn’t seem dry and it will resolve on its own.  Some parents even moisturize their babies. But is there any other way other than moisturizing our new little borns with unknown or maybe harmful products that is disturbing you everytime when you apply them on your kid’s smooth and sensitive skin?

Once your baby is born, you will realize that parenting is never easy. Raising a kid is one of the greatest challenges in life! But life goes easier with better parenting tips from us which make you a supermom!

Okay! Let”s know the common causes of dry skin and dive straight into the five natural non-allergic home remedies to moisturize your baby’s dry skin.

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1. Weather

Low temperature and chilly winds can result in chapped skin for both you and your baby. Overheating the house can dry out the skin even more. Always maintain your house in a comfortable temperature for your baby so that he or she doesn’t get anxious.

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2. Don’t Bath Your Baby For A Long Time

Too much time spending in the bath tub can leave your baby’s skin to dry. Babies especially newborns do not need to be bathe everyday. A quick wipe up with lukewarm water may be enough for non- bath days.

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3. Choose A Good Baby Soap

Pediatricians always advise with foam free and fangrance free soap which retains the moisture within your baby’s skin.Don’t use scrubbers on baby’s skin. Wash gently and pat dry using a clean towel.

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4. Choose Skin Sensitive Laundry Soap

Laundry soap can leave the baby’s skin dry and irritated. Always wash baby’s clothes seperately in a fragrance free, baby friendly brand to eliminate skin drying agents.

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5. Breast Milk Bath

Breast milk is the best ever treatment and feed for a baby! Breastmilk bath contains diluted breast milk which helps to heal skin conditions like dry skin,cradle cap,eczema and even minor cuts and burns.

It acts as a excellent moisturizer from both inside and outside. Breast milk contains

  • Palmitic acid,a saturated fatty acid  and oleic acid.
  • Oleic acid- moisturizes and  heals dry skin and fights aging.
  • Vaccenic acid- Protects and nourishes the skin.
  • Linolenic acid- moisturize skin, lighten spots and minimizes inflammation.
  • A breast milk bath recipe contains warm water with 180 to 300 ml of breast milk.

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6. Organic Virgin Coconut oil For Body Massage

Coconut oil is always the best choice for all weather conditions. It is the best condition to relieve dryness and rashes caused due to excessive heat and cold.

You can start applying some in uour baby’s chest using uoward strokes with gentle hands. Continue applying it on the neck, hands, legs and feet. Applying it in upward, circular motion will help increase the baby’s body circulation.

Avoid applying coconut oil in navel, behind ears, toes, eyes, nose as it can lead to fungal infection.It also helps to your relax and sleep, positively affects infant’s hormones and reduce stress.
Don’t try body massage using olive oil to treat dry skin!

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7. Stay Hydrated


Make sure your baby stays hydrated. Breastfeeding alone is enough for six months.You can encourage other fluid intake and semisolid intake after 6 months.

You should not give cow’s milk till the baby turns 1 year old since the proteins present in cow’s milk and hard to get digested in your baby’s tummy and it will result in further allergic conditions.

Signs of dehydration in your baby includes no tears while drying and less wet diapers.
If your child have sunken eyes,pale skin and diarrhea contact your pediatrician immediately!

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8. Oats Bath

Sources suggested that oatmeal are amazing and safe home remedy for your little one’s dry skin.They suits all skin types since they have anti-inflammatory effects.

  • Blend 1/3 cup of oats for babies using a coffee grinder or blender.
  • Try stirring one tbsp of oats into a glass of warm water. If they readily absorb water turning the water into a milky look, you have blended good enough.
  • Pour your oat mix into the warm running water in a tub. Allow your child to soak in the tub for 10-15 mins.
  • Make sure that the water is not too hot.Oats make the floor and tub slippery.Be careful with your baby. Pat your baby’s skin dry with a clean towel.

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Reference Links:

  • https://www.medscape.org/viewarticle/743529
  • https://www.medicalnewstoday.com/articles/322499
  • https://momlovesbest.com/baby-dry-skin-and-peeling
  • https://www.goodhousekeeping.com/life/parenting/a29844259/dry-baby-skin-peeling-remedies/
  • https://www.webmd.com/parenting/baby/ss/slideshow-baby-skin-care

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Elakeya Udhaya I am a young physician assistant by career but always love to write! I expertise in medical writing, writing about fashion, styles, home remedies, cooking, trends, and even, travel, places, weather, fiction stories, and time travel.

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