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Caring for your baby's delicate skin - dealing with rashes, allergies, spots, marks, eczema, dry skin, cradle cap and itchy winter skin

Posted: 20 September 2010
by Kimberley Smith

Baby after bath - drying skin
Baby skin - beautifully delicate

Beautiful baby skin

Your baby's skin is his biggest organ and just like yours, sometimes has its problems! Unlike your skin though, your baby's is much thinner and more prone to allergic reactions, rashes and dryness. It needs care and attention to keep it in tip top condition.

It's also your baby's first line of defence against infection and is the way he regulates his temperature so it's vital that you keep him clean and comfortable. Try our tips to keeping your baby's skin healthy at bathtime and for the days he doesn't need a bath, read our guide to topping and tailing to help you keep him smoothe and supple.

Common baby skin complaints

You may find that as winter draws in and the central heating goes on, your baby's skin starts to become irritated and uncomfortable. We talked to Dr Sarah Jarvis to get her top tips for keeping your baby's skin healthy in the winter.

If you're planning on being a natural parent with your baby, check out our favourite natural and organic skincare brands and our buyer's guide to reusable nappies.

Over on our sister site, you can find reviews of baby baths, reusable nappies and nappy creams.

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