Who hasn’t gone mushy over a baby’s skin before? Whether we’re squeezing chubby cheeks, or marveling at the delicate peach fuzz on a newborn’s ear, baby skin sets the standard for all things soft with good reason. Spend extended time around a baby, though, and you’ll quickly discover that baby skin is more sensitive to the elements than adult skin, and more likely to develop a rash, infection, or acne. Since that skin you love needs a little extra TLC, here’s an all-purpose guide to caring for your baby’s skin throughout the year.
Diapers and Wipes: Choosing baby diapers and thick wipes made for a baby’s sensitive skin is another great step to promoting overall skin health. Seventh Generation’s free and clear diapers have an ultra-absorbent core that can handle up to three standard wettings between changes, as well as a wicking layer that pulls moisture away from the baby’s skin to help keep it dry. They’re also made without lotions or fragrance. Help prevent diaper rash by changing diapers frequently and keeping diapers snug—but not too tight. View our diaper fit guide to see what size diaper your baby needs. During changes, fragrance-free, hypoallergenic baby wipes tackle tough messes while still being gentle on delicate skin.
We hope these ideas will help keep your newborn's skin healthy, so there's even more time for snuggling and squeezing those chubby cheeks. If you want to go deeper, explore our detailed guides of different kinds of diaper rash and what makes baby skin different than yours.