NiS is supported and advised by medical experts including GP
and TV doctor Dr Chris Steele, health journalist, medical
author and GP Dr Sarah Brewer, and consultant paediatrician
Dr Colin Michie.
Dr Sarah Brewer answers a number of commonly asked questions
Q: My baby has sensitive skin - what should I use to clean him. Is normal soap OK?
A baby's skin is delicate and it's best to use products specially
designed for them. Baby soap is fine, but as your baby has
sensitive skin you may find using a baby wash more gentle.
Baby washes are lotions containing gentle cleansers that may
be kinder to his skin. Several are available - most mums go
for the one whose smell they like best! It is really a question
of trial and error - you may find an unperfumed product is
best if your baby's skin is very sensitive. Alternatively,
you can buy Aqueous Cream in the chemists and use this to
cleanse his skin in the bath. This is widely used in hospitals
for washing sensitive skin.
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