I have been asked number of times by my friends and even by strangers at the malls, tourist places, about what do I do to keep my baby's skin soft and healthy. I don't have any secrets to share; all I do is follow the pediatrician's advice and my instincts!

Pre and post bath massage

A coconut oil massage before bath helps to keep the baby's skin plump. A good 15 minute massage is not only good for skin but for their bones and muscles too. Mom's hands too become soft as oil penetrates in her hands too!

A light massage using a hydrating moisturizer within 2 minutes of leaving the bath or shower is very important too, as it allows better absorption. As my doctor had advised me, I apply moisturizer 2-3 times a day on his entire body which keeps him away from skin rashes of any kind.

Keeping sun safe

It is very crucial that baby is well protected in the sun. Baby's skin is very delicate. Apply sunscreen 15 to 30 minutes before heading outdoors, and reapply it every two hours. Make sure you cover all exposed areas of your baby's skin, including the tips of the ears, the back of the neck, and the tops of the feet.

Other things to keep in mind are dressing up your baby in light, cotton clothes, using baby stroller with sunshade, cooling the car before setting off for a ride and wearing sunglasses and hats to avoid sunrays.

Drinking Water

Our skin is made up of cells and skin cells, like any other cell in the body, are made up of water. The insufficient amount of water results in dry and flaky skin.

It is important to keep your baby hydrated at all times. After my baby turned 6 months I started feeding him little spoons of plain water as per the pediatrician's advice. The amount of water required depends on your baby's weight. Water cools down babies' bodies, lubricates the joints and makes our muscles work smoothly and this reflects on the skin too.

Introducing good diet

It is very important for expecting mothers to eat good food as the foundation of a good baby skin lays there. Your babies are what you eat! After 6 months baby can be introduced to good eating habits starting fruits, vegetables and grains that are packed with essential nutrients.

Choosing the right diapers

It is essential that you choose good disposable diapers for your baby. The choices are endless but I made my choice after comparing on the aspects of absorbency, fit and comfort. I use Pampers brand for my baby, it’s the one I can completely trust in. And the plus point is that, Pampers diapers are available across the country in all general and medical stores, so even when I'm travelling, I don't have to settle for another brand, I am sure to find it wherever I go with my baby. I love to see my baby in sound sleep wearing Pampers!

Pampers brings you the softest ever Pampers Premium Care Pants. Its cotton-like softness is #SoftestForBabySkin and allows it to breathe, thus keeping baby’s skin soft and healthy, and your baby happy.

Believe me, it is very difficult to keep up with all these daily jobs. But I work hard to make the foundation strong. And I wish more power to all the mommies!