Caring for your baby's skin

Your baby's skin is very different from your own and needs a special type of care as it adapts to the world. It is one of the main ways they experience the world in the first few months, and also protects them from bacteria. We understand baby skin and can help you keep it beautifully soft.

Learn more about what makes your baby’s skin different, how to take care of it and about common problems.

Why children's skin needs special care

Dermatologist, Dr Alia, shares why children's skin is different and her top tips for your little one's skin care!

Diagnosing and managing childhood rashes

Spotting rashes can be fairly simple, but managing them can be difficult for the carers of babies and young children, especially if they are causing symptoms that leave your little one distressed.

Spotting & managing skin concerns

Skin issues are common in babies and young children, our resident dermatologist shares her top tips on spotting and managing common skin problems for little ones.

Skincare ingredients to avoid

Young skin is sensitive. It requires gentle skin care that won’t irritate or aggravate existing skin issues, and which also protects the skin barrier. Our dermatologist shares the key ingredients you should avoid in your little one's skincare products.

Nappy advice

Nappy changes are another one of those things that many new parents find daunting, but the good news is that it's not really so hard. Read our article for nappy changing tips and how to spot and manage nappy rash.

Looking after your little one's skin in the sun

Whether you're off on holiday or the sun's decided to appear in the UK, it's super important you know how to look after your little one's sensitive skin in the harmful UV rays.

How to bathe your baby

Your baby's first bath is one of those moments every parent remembers – mostly because it can be so daunting! Newborns are tiny, squirmy and quite slippery when wet, so it's no wonder lots of parents are terrified when it's time to introduce their little one to the water for the first time.

How to massage your baby

If you've ever had a massage yourself, you probably know how wonderful they can make you feel. Massage is just as good for babies – it relaxes and calms them, and helps to promote good sleep patterns, digestion, nerve development and motor skills. Plus, it's a beautiful way to bond with your little one; the gentle skin-to-skin contact is perfect for helping your baby to feel safe, secure and close to you or your partner.

How often should I bathe my baby?

Many adults bathe daily, but as we've explained earlier, babies' skin is very different to ours, and daily baths aren't usually a good idea – once to three times a week is plenty.

Gender specifics: special tips for boys and girls

A lot of what we do to care for our babies is gender-neutral; after all, there are a lot of faces to be wiped, tiny fingers to clean and little, kicking legs to manoeuvre into sleepsuits! But baby boys and baby girls are different in a few important ways, too. Here's how to care for each of them properly.

Trimming nails

This can be an unexpectedly nerve-wracking task for new parents – after all, those fingers and nails are unbelievably tiny - but keeping your baby's nails short is well worth the time and effort.