Newborn Skincare

When it comes to looking after baby’s skin, midwives and MSWs often have to answer many questions from new parents, for example:

  • When should my baby have their first bath?
  • What can I put in the water?
  • Should I use petroleum jelly every time I change my babies nappy?
  • What can I put on my baby’s skin if it looks dry?

It can be difficult to know the right answer because there is very little research and evidence to support parents in their search to do the right thing.

There is information on Newborn Skincare on the NHS website