Skin Care

Sponge bathe your baby until the cord falls off. After that, bathe your baby daily with tepid water and mild soap. Initially, the diaper area should be cleaned with warm water and soap (cetaphil wash recommended). After 2 weeks of age, sensitive wipes may be used, as well as moisturizers, such as Vani Cream/Aquaphor. Ointments such as Balmex may be used for minor diaper irritations. Cradle cap can be removed with a fine-tooth comb or soft baby brush after using natural oil.