Moisturizer For The Face Of A 1 Year Old Baby?

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Hi selina,


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Baby's skin that tends to be sensitive can make it easier for them to experience dryness and irritation. This condition can be characterized by peeling, reddish, scaly skin, itching, sore, and so on. In addition, babies also tend to experience certain types of skin inflammation more easily, for example miliaria (prickly heat), impetigo, atopic dermatitis, and so on.


For this reason, special techniques are needed in caring for baby's skin in order to avoid the risk of skin disorders as mentioned above. One thing that must be considered is to keep the skin moist. Keeping the baby's skin moist can be done in the following ways:

Give the baby enough breast milk and water
Also feed your baby lots of vegetables, fruits, whole grains, and other nutritious foods
Bathe the baby regularly 2 times a day, pay attention to the following aspects:

Avoid using water that is too hot, just lukewarm
Do not bathe the baby for too long (maximum 5 to 10 minutes)
Use a special baby soap and shampoo
Choose a soft fibrous towel
Do not rub the baby's skin excessively after bathing


Use an oil specifically formulated for babies, which is non-irritating and hypoallergenic. Generally, this oil also contains a composition to moisturize the skin.
If necessary, also use a special baby moisturizer, which contains emollients, such as linolenic acid, linoleic acid, lauric acid, and so on.
Give the baby clothes that are soft, loose, and comfortable
Protect babies from direct contact with cold and dry temperatures, hot sun (between 9am and 2pm), dust, and also pollution

True, the selection of a moisturizer for the skin, including baby skin, can be very individualistic. Because, each person's skin condition is different, so are the skin problems they have. For that, before choosing the right moisturizer, it is highly recommended that you first check with your baby to a doctor, especially a pediatrician.

Caring for dry baby skin


Caring for sensitive baby skin

I hope this helps.

dr. Nadia Nurotul Fuadah

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