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DR. BAILEY'S PRODUCTS FOR BABY AND MOM BODY CARE

By Cynthia Bailey MD. This page was updated on Sun, Sep 15, 2019

Dermatologist tips and best product picks

As a dermatologist, I recommend that expectant moms and babies use very gentle, natural, hypoallergenic skin care for skin cleansing and moisturizing. Skin care should be simple and minimalist. Baby’s skin is fine and will absorb product ingredients to a greater extent than the skin of older children or adults. Avoid products with fragrance or harsh preservatives that may create lifelong allergies. Also avoid potentially irritating products or harsh soaps.

Sun protection for babies

Sun protection should ideally rely on sun avoidance, shade and sun protective clothing. Mineral zinc oxide is the most hypoallergenic sunscreen for use on children. Always ask your pediatrician when they feel it is safe for baby to start wearing sunscreen.