Skin Care and Clothing

skin_clothing500x500We recommend using only soap, water, and vaseline or aquaphor in the first two weeks of life. Desitin, Boudreaux’s Butt Paste, and A&D ointment may also be used in the diaper area. After the first two weeks of life, you may use baby lotions and products made for sensitive skin.

We suggest using Dreft or other free and clear detergents to launder baby clothes. Launder new clothes prior to wear. Avoid fabric softeners initially. Babies need only one more layer of clothes than adults. Keep your house in the 68-74 degree range. An infant should be swaddled in a light blanket at night.

Prenatal Packet