Do newborn babies need to use body wash for bathing? May 16 , 2022

QDo newborn babies need to use body wash for bathing?

AGenerally speaking, when babies between 0 to 1 year old, their skin cuticle is very thin, and sebaceous glands have not yet well developed, hence it is enough to wash with water for daily bathing.

Many newborn babies will have fetal fat on the surface of their skin, which will usually fall off on its own after the first month, so it is unnecessary for parents to use special body wash to wash off their babies.

Some parents may be concerned about whether water can clean their baby's skin. In fact, most babies have little movement during the first few months, and the only dirt they can come into contact with is from their diapers or the milk and food they spit up, so water can perfectly cope with these problems.

In addition, according to the American Academy of Pediatrics (AAP), it is best not to bathe the baby more than three times a week during the first year, since frequent bathing can dry out the baby's skin, especially in the winter.