Keep Clothing Loose
Tight clothes can trap sweat against your baby’s skin, which can lead to rashes and itching. Dress your baby in layers of soft, loose-fitting, breathable cotton to keep her skin comfortable.
At night, however, it may help to swaddle your infant in a cotton blanket. Swaddling helps many babies sleep better.
Avoid Eczema Triggers
- Fragrances. Products with fragrance can cause reactions. Use unscented products whenever possible.
- Detergents. Ask your pediatric dermatologist to recommend a gentle, fragrance-free laundry detergent.
- Rough fabrics. Consider your wardrobe, too -- change out of a wool sweater before cuddling your baby.
- Saliva. Babies who drool when eating or sleeping can get rashes on their faces, because saliva can irritate sensitive skin. Put Vaseline on her cheeks before mealtime or naptime to create a barrier between the saliva and her skin.