BABIES SKIN Baby's skin is thinner, more fragile and less oily than an adult's. In the first few weeks after birth, baby will retain some of mothers hormones. As a result, several minor skin conditions can result which will usually disappear fairly quickly.
1. HEAT RASH Small pink pimples. This condition results from high heat. Do not overdress baby or overheat room, keep clothing loose and cleanse and dry skin thoroughly.
2. CRADLE CAP Crusty patches on scalp. Wipe gently with baby oil, leave on a few minutes, shampoo with baby shampoo, then use baby brush or comb.
NAPPY CHANGING Collect all necessary equipment. Lie baby on clean towel/nappy changing unit. Wipe away excess soil using cotton wool. Wipe nappy area with damp cotton wool or use a baby wipe. Pay particular attention to creases. Wipe from front to back.
Dry with cotton wool. Apply a barrier cream. Put on a fresh nappy.