Re: I've heard that newborns' skin is too sensitive for baby wipes, is this true? What should I use? And in general, what kind of baby wipe is best?
Most doctors recommend avoiding pre-moistened diaper wipes for the first month of your baby's life, since some of their chemicals could irritate your newborn's tender skin. Instead, use cotton balls or squares (they'll probably give you some inthe hospital) dipped in warm water. When baby is ready for regularwipes, choose ones that are alcohol-free and unscented to preventirritation. If you notice redness or a rash other than diaper rash,switch brands until you find one that doesn't cause a reaction. Talk with your pediatrician about any irritations that seem severe or don't seem to improve.