Dry skin Dry skin in humans results in the deterioration of the natural barrier that keeps the skin hydrated. Babies’ delicate skin is particularly prone to dehydration and to associated conditions such as eczema, diaper rash, baby acne and seborrheic dermatitis (“cradle cap”). Fortunately, there are a number of ways to protect the skin against daily aggressors, so it stays healthy. If your child seems inconvenienced for no apparent reason or if his/her skin has a different appearance, don’t hesitate to speak to your doctor about it. This will enable you to provide the necessary care.