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Baby’s skin – from normal skin to rashes, how to care for their delicate skin

It’s not unusual for babies to have a variety of spots and rashes. Dr A Bolin looks at some of the common ones and what you can do to look after their delicate skin. Baby rashes are very common, but why?  Over the first year of life (longer if your baby is born premature), your baby’s skin is maturing.  Dermatologists and researchers are able to measure and monitor the maturity of skin by seeing how hydrated it is, how much water evaporates from the surface (transepidermal water loss/TEWL), and by also checking pH values which are higher in infants. But at…