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Protect Your Baby?s Skin

17th June 2013

When the sun does make an appearance in the UK or you take your baby abroad looking after them and their skin is always a worry for parents, especially new parents. As babies can't regulate their own body temperature properly it is vital to make sure that your baby doesn't suffer in these conditions.

How To Look After Your Baby's Skin

  • Don’t use sun cream on a baby before the age of 6 months as their skin is too sensitive.
  • Remember that as a baby, skin is very sensitive, so when you do start using sun cream you shouldn't use it in excess.
  • Keep your baby in the shade as much as possible.
  • If they do have to be outside in the sunshine make sure their skin is covered by cool clothing.
  • Avoid getting the skin condition prickly heat by changing their clothes more often and giving them tepid baths to avoid overheating.
  • Make sure your baby wears loose fitting and cool clothing to avoid heat rash.
  • If your baby does get too hot they may get heat rash which looks like tiny red bumps on the skin and often feels itchy.

If you ever have any concerns about your baby's skin after they have been in a hot or sunny environment contact a medical expert.

Our skin experts offer lots of different skin treatments for a range of skin conditions. Although we tend to treat adults, and offer a number of treatments for children we don't offer treatments for babies. However, we understand that a number of skin conditions will have been with you since birth and have a good understanding of skin conditions suffered at all ages.

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