Baby Skin Color
Newly born babies are usually born with skin that is still delicate and still adjusting to the new environment. Being inside the womb for nine months and suddenly coming out would be a big adjustment for them. So usually their skin tend to be sensitive. Newborns normally have pinkish red skin at first. Eventually as they grow older, their skin color would finally come out.
A year after, some changes in the baby’s skin will be observed. It really depends with the genetics of the parents. There’s nothing much you can do to alter the skin color of your baby if he is born with such complexion. Also you have to consider the effects if you do try to alter the skin color of your baby.Usually during their first year of their lives, they undergo skin changes and you cannot usually detect nor tell that the skin color they have would be remain the same as it can still change.
What Causes Babies’ Skin Color to Change
Over time babies change their skin as they adapt to their environment. From the day they were born, they usually have pinkish red skin color because they have not fully developed yet well their capability to adapt to the temperature outside the womb. Eventually their skin color changes as months pass.However, there would be certain factors that might cause skin color of babies to change.
- Prolonged exposure to heat. If you bring your child to the beach, they most likely would end up having a tan. It’s not that bad, but you have to bear in mind infants are prone to dehydration. Keep them hydrated at all times when outside.
- Skin conditions such as impetigo, eczema, and dermatitis. The skin of a child is highly sensitive, and once a bacteria/fungi grows on it, it would likely result to skin problems such as those mentioned.
How to Restore Baby’s Skin Color
There is not much scientific study being made on how to change or to restore the skin color of a child. However, there may be things you can do to try that might not be invasive. Here are the following things you can do:
- Applying lotion and creams to the baby’s skin. In doing so, you have to watch out for any allergic reactions to these products. Opt for those hypoallergenic types of products just to be on the safe side. Remember, babies have very sensitive skin.
- Providing your child with healthy and nutritious food. One-year-old infants cannot tolerate much variety of food. Hence, you have to take that into consideration as well. But on the safe side, mashed vegetables and fruits would work very well.