Solutions for Common Baby Skin Woes (Acne, Cradle Cap & More)

by | Updated: February 28th, 2017 | Read time: 1 minute

Children are sponges. You know that if you have kids, because they probably mimic what you do and mock what you say. But it really starts from the moment they’re born. Almost immediately, babies begin picking up germs and issues you simply cannot avoid. As a brand new parent, you may be a few years from ear infections and head lice. But there are still a few common baby woes you’ve probably noticed, especially changes to their soft, sensitive skin. If you’ve seen baby acne (yes, it’s a thing), blotchy redness or other irritations, don’t panic. There are several natural remedies that can help. These are the things you actually want baby to soak up!  

For baby acne:

Wash skin at least once daily with a gentle, unscented cleanser. If you can, cleanse baby’s morning and night for best results.

For cradle cap:

Cradle cap is simply dry, flaky skin on top of the head. Like any dry skin, it needs moisture. Using a soft-bristled baby brush, massage almond oil into baby’s head, around the hairline. You could also moisturize with baby-friendly massage oils.

For anywhere dry skin:

Pump up baby bath time with an ultra-moisturizing body wash and shampoo that’s made for sensitive skin (‘cause all babies seem to have sensitive skin). Follow up post-bath with more aromatherapy massage oil – the French lavender will keep baby calm and settled.