We all know that a Newborn’s skin is the most pure and delicate of skin types. Therefore, it is equally important that we dedicate the same attention towards Baby skin care as we do towards the baby’s diet regime.
As mentioned, a newborn skin is delicate and so is the baby’s immune system. Chemicals, fragrances, and dyes in clothing, detergents, and baby products can cause newborn skin irritation, dryness, chafing, and rashes. However, there is much that you can do to protect your baby from these skin problems.
A newborn baby is born with wrinkly skin and a protective covering called vernix that naturally peels off during the first week. There's no need to rush it, rub it, or treat it with lotions or creams. (If baby is born past the due date, this process is likely finished while she is still inside the womb.)
The rule for newborn skin care is “less is more”.
Do not use baby products in the early months. The immune system is still developing. If you have a family history of skin problems, allergies, or asthma, it is especially important to protect your baby's immune system and protect baby from irritating allergens.
Never use adult products on babies as the formulation might be too harsh for the baby’s delicate skin
Also remember, there is no one product that fits all. So here are some of highly recommended brands (California Baby, Aveeno Baby, Babo Botanicals) in the market that is used for baby skin care.