• Children's Center

    Washing a Newborn Baby’s Delicate Skin

Bathing a tiny newborn can be an exciting and yet intimidating experience. Newborns are small and slippery when wet, and the products marketed for their delicate skin can leave parents and caregivers with a lot of choices. A baby's skin is adapting to new environmental changes so it’s important to understand good skin care, including proper bathing techniques. Pediatric dermatologist Dawn Davis, M.D., of Mayo Clinic Children’s Center, and colleagues recently published a review article in the International Journal of Dermatology about newborn skin care.

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Expert title for broadcast cg: Dr. Dawn Davis, Mayo Clinic Pediatric Dermatologist