By Harriet Farkash

There's a war going on and it's against chemicals. As more and more research sheds light on just how nasty some of the ingredients in skincare can be, it doesn't hurt to read your labels and avoid those with questionable chemicals.

This is especially true when it comes to products for your little one because a new born baby's skin is far more sensitive than an adults.

"A baby has just come out of being immersed in fluid for nine months and now the cells need to change to being a skin barrier to a dry environment," explains dermatologist Dr Daniel Lazner.

Naturopath, Bridget Carmady advises using natural balms and salve.

While there's no need to be overly dramatic and bin everything in your cupboards, here are some easy, safe and chemical-free ways to solve common skin problems your child might have.

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