Bathing & Skin Care:
Sunlight is the biggest threat to healthy skin. ALWAYS use a sunscreen on exposed baby’s skin – even in spring and fall when you might not think of it. Select a PABA-free preparation with SPF 15 – 30.
Ointment is better than powder for protecting against diaper rash, but it really doesn’t matter which ointment you use. Powders (all types) can also be dangerous if accidentally inhaled. Soap is very drying to the skin, even “baby soap”. Dove is the mildest and probably the best. Avoid deodorant soaps.