Know and care for your baby’s tender skin
Newborn skin has its own characteristics. The ratio of skin area to weight is much larger than that of an adult. The average newborn’s obesity is 2 500 square centimeters, and the average weight is 5 inches. At the same time, the ratio is 1: 5 0 0The average weight of an adult skin is 18,000 square centimeters, and the average weight is 65 inches. The ratio of the two is 1: 270.
Neonatal skin has its own characteristics. The ratio of skin area to weight is larger than that of adults. The average weight of newborn skin is 2 500 square centimeters, and the average weight is 5 weights. The ratio is 1: 50; adultsThe average skin weight is 18,000 square centimeters, and the average weight is 65 inches. The ratio of the two is 1: 270.
Therefore, the same amount of body care products are absorbed more than adults, and at the same time, the reaction to allergic or toxic substances is also very beneficial.
When cleaning your baby’s skin, you should choose safer toiletries, that is, rigorous medical tests have proven that the quality is pure and mild, which completely matches the characteristics of infants and young children’s skin, which is very different from adult products.Your skin is non-irritating and does not cause allergic reactions.
Characteristic 2 The skin is thin and easily damaged by friction. The skin of a newborn is only one tenth the thickness of an adult skin. The epidermis is a single layer of cells, which becomes a multi-layered cell. The dermis has fewer collagen fibers and therefore lacks elasticity.Easily damaged by foreign matter penetration and friction.
The diapers and intimate clothing should be cotton, soft and absorbent, and should be washed with a weakly alkaline newborn after each use. After bathing, apply a delicate, non-impurity newborn talcum powder to the entire body.
Especially at the wrinkles, this can effectively absorb moisture and reduce friction, thereby preventing the occurrence of rashes and diapers.
Feature 3: The skin has poor ability to control acid and alkali. It only depends on a layer of natural acidic protective film on the surface of the skin to protect the skin from bacterial infections and keep the skin moist and smooth. Therefore, it is important to protect this protective film.
Do not use alkaline detergents to avoid damaging the protective film. Some soaps, alcohols and irritating ingredients.
Should choose a pH-neutral cleaning products that can leave a natural protective film on the skin after washing, and can retain moisture.
Features 4 Thin skin pigmentation layer Newborn skin has little melanin production, so the pigmentation layer is thin and it is easy to be burned by ultraviolet rays in the sun.
Avoid overexposure to sunlight, especially in strong sunlight, from infancy.
When necessary to go out, use exposed high-quality newborn sunscreens that exclude organic chemical sunscreens without irritating the exposed skin.
Characteristic 5: The skin’s sweat glands and blood vessels with weak skin temperature regulation ability are still under development. When the ambient temperature rises, the body temperature is controlled, so it is easy to produce heat rash.
Don’t dress your baby too much, often use a soft small towel to wipe the baby’s entire body, and then apply the baby’s talcum powder to the skin.
If your baby has cripples, apply babies’ hot hoe powder on the skin of the cripples to help the babies to relieve itching.
Feature 6 Poor skin resistance Because the immune system is not yet perfect and the resistance is weak, skin allergies such as erythema, pimples, and blister are more likely to occur.
When washing your baby’s skin, do not use soapy and irritating shower gels, apply mild newborn body lotion and body oil.
Characteristics Seven lacrimal glands are immature. Because the lacrimal glands are not fully developed and there are few blinks, they cannot secrete enough tears to protect the eyes and are often hurt by irritants.