The aim of this skin care guideline is to provide evidence-based, contextualized guidelines for the care of full term, healthy neonatal skin. Complications in skin conditions and special populations, such as preterm and critically ill infants are outside the scope of this document.

The content of this document was adapted and used with permission from the AWHONN Neonatal Skincare Evidence-Based Guideline, 3rd edition, (C) 2013 and is referenced in all relevant sections. All sources and recommendations were checked by the working groups, updated and contextualized for the South African context. This was done with permission of AWHONN following a presentation by AWHONN representatives at a consultative meeting in April 2017 where the AWHONN Neonatal Skincare Guidelines, 3rd edition were presented.

This document cannot be resold and is for non-commercial use only.

AWHONN is not responsible for errors or omissions or for any consequences from application of the information in this resource and makes no warranty, expressed or implied, with respect to the contents of the publication.

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