How to Prevent Dry Skin

How can it be prevented?

  • Keep baths short and sweet (and fairly infrequent).
  • Shy away from soap.
  • Apply a baby moisturiser.
  • Pat baby’s skin dry after a bath and avoid rubbing.
  • Try not to overheat your house.
  • Cover up your baby well on cold-weather outings.
  • Use a gentle laundry detergent.
  • Keep your baby well hydrated.
  • Purchase a humidifier.
  • Keep your baby's fingernails trimmed so they can’t scratch any dry patches.