There is no shortage of skin care products available on the market for babies and, naturally, Mom gets nervous wondering which products are gentle enough to use on her infant’s delicate skin. We’ve consulted with experts to get their opinions on hydrating products that moms should have handy — but don’t worry, there’s no need to break the bank buying lotions for your little one. “You don’t need to spend a fortune to moisturize your baby,” assures Dr. Melanie A. Warycha, MD, FAAD. “Most of these products can be purchased at the drugstore.” One key thing to avoid, she cautions, are scented creams. “It is possible for your baby to be irritated or even allergic to fragrances, so look for unscented products.” Keeping baby’s skin moisturized is most important adds Jeanette M. Black, M.D. “Applying moisturizer regularly after bathing is a great way to maintain moisture in a baby’s skin and prevent skin from drying out. Hydrated skin is healthy skin and prevention can go a long way to avoid rashes and discomfort.” Check out our dermatologist recommended roundup of the best softening moisturizers to keep your baby’s skin silky smooth.
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