Babies are naturally born with sensitive skin. They\u2019ve been growing inside the safe and sterile environment of their mother\u2019s womb for nine months before being born into a harsh world full of pollutants. So, it\u2019s no surprise that they may experience some irritation and redness from time to time as they slowly get used to their surroundings. But if it happens too many times, there may be some lingering triggers in your home that could be causing the issue. Here are some common allergens that may be triggering your baby\u2019s sensitive skin. Common Sensitive Skin Triggers in Babies Blankets and Clothes Depending on what they\u2019re made of, blankets and clothes can be a contributing trigger for your baby\u2019s sensitive skin. Even if the material is 100% pure cotton, your baby may still be allergic to the dyes in the fabric or the detergent residues leftover from previous washings. If you find that your baby gets rashes after waking up from a nap, it may be caused by their bedding. That\u2019s why it\u2019s important to look for hypoallergenic materials that won\u2019t trigger any rashes or itchiness. Pet Dander If you have pets, then you\u2019re probably introducing a lot of pet dander into your home. Pet dander is much like the dead skin cells humans shed on a daily basis. But because it\u2019s much more lightweight, dander tends to linger much longer in the air where it can stick to furniture, bedding and even on your skin. This is why many people are allergic to cats and dogs\u2014especially babies, if they have extra sensitive skin. You can, of course, make sure your pet is well groomed to reduce the occurrence of dander in your home. But pet allergies can sometimes even extend to the animal\u2019s saliva and excrements. So even if you reduce the amount of dander, you still need to keep your child away from pets until their condition clears up. Dust Even if you keep a relatively clean home, dust will naturally accumulate and linger in the air. You may be wondering what dust actually is and where it comes from. Well, it\u2019s a combination of various microscopic particles small enough to be carried by wind. Anything from dirt, sand, ash, lint, mould spores, grass pollen, tissue paper, and even dead skin cells from humans and animals. Your carpet, rugs and furniture may also shed microscopic fabric fibres every so often. Your baby could be allergic to any of these. Most parents use a good air purifier if they can afford it to reduce the amount of dust in the air and this usually solves the problem. Lotion and Perfume It can be hard to find out that the thing causing your child\u2019s sensitive skin may be indirectly coming from you. Some mums might use a variety of body skincare to ensure they\u2019re well moisturised and protected. But if you\u2019re handling your baby all day where skin to skin contact is bound to occur, some of those products may be rubbing off on your poor baby. If your lotions and perfumes contain quite a bit of fragrance and essential oils, it\u2019s bound to cause some adverse reactions. So, when choosing body lotions or fragrances, make sure they\u2019re hypoallergenic and free from common irritants. Body Wash Last but not least, the most common allergen that may be triggering your baby\u2019s sensitive skin may actually turn out to be their body wash. While many body washes are marketed for newborns and infants, not all of them may actually take into consideration children with sensitive skin. They can be chock full of fragrances or essential oils. So, be sure to look at the back of the product at the ingredients list. You may just notice some red flags. Now, if you\u2019re in the market for a hypoallergenic body wash for your baby, you\u2019re in luck! Try QV Baby Gentle Wash. Include QV Baby Gentle Wash in Your Baby\u2019s Bath Time Rituals Image credit: QV Baby QV Baby Gentle Wash is a moisturising and mild cleanser which is free of soap, fragrance and colour. It is suitable for newborns and infants with sensitive skin. QV Baby Gentle Wash can be used as both a body wash and a shampoo and is suitable for everyday use, even on babies with dry, flaky or itchy skin. It is mildly foaming and contains vitamin B3 to help support the skin barrier. How to Use QV Baby Gentle Wash Apply desired amount of QV Baby Gentle Wash to wet skin and lightly massage. Rinse and gently pat skin dry. Mums Love QV Baby Gentle Wash Image credit: QV Baby 99%* of Malaysian mothers agreed that QV Baby Gentle Wash formula is so gentle that they can use it on their baby from head to toe. Check out other mums from our MamaCubaTry Program had to say here! *Survey conducted by Buchanan on behalf of Ego Pharm Malaysia Sdn Bhd, 22 October \u2013 27 November 2020, on 279 babies in Malaysia. Reviews were provided by the mothers who received and trialled QV Baby Gentle Wash on their baby aged 0-36 months old for 7 days.\u00a0 Use QV Baby Bath Oil for More Severe Dry Skin Conditions Image credit: QV Baby If your child has severely dry skin conditions, you may opt to keep your baby\u2019s skin moisturised with QV Baby Bath Oil instead. The non-greasy, water dispersible formulation moisturises as it cleanses, ensuring your baby\u2019s skin doesn\u2019t dry out during bath times. Fortified with vitamin E to help support the skin barrier, this bath oil is a great option for babies suffering from dry, flaky, itchy and\/or sensitive skin. How to use QV Baby Bath Oil Add one capful to the baby's bath. Bathe for 5 to 10 minutes. Pat skin dry. Touching Moments Create Strong Bonds with QV Baby https:\/\/www.youtube.com\/watch?vvVhGuPptUrk Bath time with your baby is an intimate, special moment that every mum treasures as a new parent. It\u2019s one of those simple but important activities that truly strengthens the bond between mother and child. So, it\u2019s important to ensure that your baby enjoys the experience just as much as you do. With QV baby bath products, your bundle of joy will stay moisturised and content during and after bath time. For more information on products and promotion details, visit their official website. Mummies, don\u2019t miss out on your chance to get limited Motherhood.com.my vouchers today by casting your Motherhood Choice Awards 2022 votes\u00a0here! For more insightful stories and fun recipes, stay tuned to\u00a0Motherhood Story!