Caring for a baby’s skin is essential, as their skin is delicate and more sensitive than adult skin. Here’s a skincare routine for newborns to ten-year-olds:

Newborns to 2 Years Old:

1. Bathing:
  • Bathe your baby 2-3 times a week with lukewarm water.
  • Use a mild, fragrance-free baby soap or cleanser designed for sensitive skin.
  • Gently pat the skin dry with a soft towel; avoid rubbing.
2. Diaper Care:
  • Change diapers frequently to prevent diaper rash.
  • Clean the diaper area with gentle baby wipes or warm water and cotton balls.
  • Apply a diaper rash cream with zinc oxide when needed.
3. Moisturizing:
  • Use a hypoallergenic, fragrance-free baby lotion to keep the skin moisturized, especially after bathing.
  • Avoid using adult skincare products on a baby’s skin.
4. Sun Protection:
  • Keep babies under 6 months out of direct sunlight.
  • Use a wide-brimmed hat and lightweight clothing to protect from the sun.
  • If sun exposure is unavoidable, consult a pediatrician before using any sunscreen.

2 to 5 Years Old:

1. Bathing:
  • Continue with gentle, fragrance-free baby or child cleansers.
  • Bathe your child as needed, typically a few times a week.
2. Moisturizing:
  • Apply a child-friendly moisturizer after bathing to lock in moisture.
3. Sun Protection:
  • Use a broad-spectrum sunscreen with SPF 30 or higher when outdoors.
  • Reapply sunscreen every 2 hours, especially when swimming or sweating.
  • Teach your child to wear sunglasses and a hat when in the sun.

6 to 10 Years Old:

1. Bathing:
  • Your child can bathe daily or as needed with a mild child-appropriate cleanser.
2. Moisturizing:
  • Encourage your child to use a moisturizer after bathing to maintain skin hydration.
3. Sun Protection:
  • Continue to emphasize sun protection habits.
  • Teach your child about the importance of sunscreen and reapplication.
4. Basic Hygiene:
  • Teach your child about proper handwashing and hygiene routines, especially before meals and after using the restroom.
5. Skin Safety:
  • Teach your child about the importance of not scratching insect bites, rashes, or dry skin. Use appropriate creams or lotions if needed.