Signs That You Aren’t Moisturizing Your Baby Enough

Baby's hand in mom's hand
Baby's hand in mom's hand

A Baby’s Skin

Babies have soft and tender skin prone to dryness and irritation, particularly when the right skincare product isn’t used. 

As a parent, you have the freedom to use basically any lotion you see fit to moisturize the skin of your baby. But if you want to get the best result, you have to apply your chosen product correctly. 

In this article, we are going to be looking at some signs that show that you aren’t moisturizing your baby’s skin enough. 

Before we dive right into that, we are first going to explore a mistake you are probably making. 

Moisturizing Dry Skin  

To ensure that your baby gets the most out of a moisturizer, you should apply it at the right time. Many experts have pointed out that applying moisturizer on damp skin yields the most result. If you use an oil-based lotion or moisturizer, you should use them when your baby’s skin is wet (shortly after bath). This way, the moisturizer will be able to seal in moisture.  

Telltale Signs That Your Baby’s Skin Isn’t Moisturized Enough

Dull Complexion 

A dull complexion is often linked to dryness and a few other issues. 

If your baby’s skin isn’t properly moisturized and hydrated, it will lose its glow and become dull. 

So if your baby’s skin is somewhat dull, chances are, you aren’t using enough moisturizer. 

Rash And Irritation 

As previously mentioned, a baby’s skin is delicate and prone to irritation from several sources. 

Dryness is one of the main causes of skin irritation in babies. Research has shown that dryness is also linked to rash, eczema, and other skin issues. 

So, if your baby’s skin is always dry, you should increase the amount of moisturizer you use. And if your baby still experiences dryness shortly after applying a moisturizer, chances are, the moisturizer isn’t good. 

Things To Consider When Choosing A Moisturizer for your baby

Truth be told, all newborns in Singapore don’t have identical needs. While some need little or no moisturizer to keep their skin smooth and plump, there are others with dry skin that needs to be moisturized from time to time. 

Regardless of which your babies’ skin is, you should opt for a high-quality moisturizer that an address their skincare needs. 

Below are some things to look out for when choosing a baby moisturizer in Singapore. 

Learn about the needs of your baby 

To narrow down the best moisturizer for your baby, you first have to learn if he has sensitive skin or not. Doing this will help you pick a moisturizer with ingredients that won’t cause irritation or allergic reaction. 

A good example of this is Lanolin. Lanolin is found in many moisturizers and can help hydrate the skin. Experts have found that the same ingredient can cause eczema in some babies.  

Scented Or Unscented 

Experts usually recommend using fragrance-free moisturizers on babies. The reason for this is that fragrances don’t serve any significant purpose. Even worse, it is linked to some allergies. 

Final Note 

If you notice any of the signs stated above, you should consider increasing the amount of newborn baby moisturizer you apply to your little one. Or better still, invest in a high-quality moisturizer. 

Regardless of the moisturizer you eventually opt for, ensure that you apply it while your baby’s skin is damp.