Re: Baby's Complexion
Pinky, congrats on your child. Well you said it, it is too early to say what kind of skin colour your child will have. Both DH and I are dark skinned and extremely comfortable about it. My now 23 month old was fair skinned as a newborn and looked like his grandmother. They had him under bili and it looked like he had tanned under the light. But it was all the downy lanugo that was becoming prominent. As he filled up, the lanugo went away and he looked fair again. Now that he;s a toddler and he gets a lot of outdoor time, he looks like me and DH.
If you keep your child well-nourished and properly moisturise her skin, your LO will glow with health in your care. Afterall, that;s all what we parents want finally.
Use either olive oil or coconut oil and massage if your LO will let you. Moisturise with mineral oil immediately after bath and dont use Kadalai maavu, besan, chickpea powder etc, theydry out the skin and make it look lifeless andprone to skin diseases.
Last edited by tikka; 25th November 2008 at 08:15 PM.
Reason: spelling errors (typing with one hand, LO went to sleep with my other hand :)
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