You might just be bathing your baby too often
Too much bath time, too much dry skin
Many new parents find bath time to be a great adventure as well as a convenient bonding session.
Lots of parents look forward to bath time with their little bundle of joy. The splashing and laughing and learning how to breathe through their mouths are all things that make bath time more fun.
New research has shown that maybe parents are washing babies too often. The study was published in the Journal of Allergy and Clinical Immunology, according to The Stir.
In the study, they looked at skin allergies and eczema in babies. They found that bathing too often could very well lead to dry, itchy and inflamed skin in babies.
The study consisted of 124 babies and their parents that were divided in to two groups.
Group A was ordered to apply fragrance-free moisturiser to their babies’ skin and group B, not. After a waiting period of six months, the group of babies that didn't use the moisturiser was twice as likely to have developed eczema.
Babies’ skin is extremely sensitive so you want to as often as you can rather moisturise as much as you can.
In the Journal they mention that emollient therapy, or moisturiser, along with a bath every two or three days, can help prevent eczema and eventually lessen a baby’s chances of developing allergies.
Anything other than moisturiser, such as soaps, shampoos etc, all contribute to the drying of the skin.
How often is bath time for your baby?