There is nothing quite like the softness of baby skin. Holding a newborn baby, gazing into their all-knowing eyes and marveling over the softness of their skin is nothing but mesmerizing. Maybe that softness is designed to inspire us to care for their delicate skin? We sure don’t know, but that is what it needs!
Baby skin is more sensitive
Baby skin is significantly thinner than adult skin. Despite the softness, it has less oils and natural moisturising factors, more easily loses moisture and is more affected by aggressors from outside like fragrances, chemicals and irritants. This means babies’ skin is more vulnerable to problems like dryness, irritation and discomfort.
So, here are a few tips to help keep baby’s precious skin perfectly soft, smooth and healthy!
1. Clean the body gently
Adult soaps and bath products can contain detergents, fragrances and ingredients which can strip the baby’s skin barrier and cause irritation. Baby O’ Shampoo & Body Wash is specially formulated to gently cleanse and replenish the skin barrier at the same time.
Tip: does baby really need a bath today? It’s always lovely bathing your baby but try and keep bathing to a minimum.
2. Take care with your laundry
Laundry products often contain harsh detergents and fragrances which can irritate a baby’s delicate skin. Consider switching to products suitable for sensitive skin, not just for your baby’s clothes and bedding but for the whole family – think of all those cuddles – your baby’s skin will come into contact with your clothes and bedding too.
Tip: look for products which are fragrance free, hypoallergenic and designed for sensitive skin.
3. Give the diaper area special attention
When a baby is wearing a diaper, its bottom is especially vulnerable to painful rashes and microbial growth. So, it’s important to make sure the diaper area is as clean, dry and protected as possible. Baby O’ BumBum Cleansing Milk is a wipe-off cleanser designed to cleanse the bottom gently and leave behind a nourishing and protective film, and Baby O’ Diaper Cream is designed to absorb wetness and restore the skin.
Tip: Try to change your baby’s diaper as often as possible to prevent moisture build-up, and let them be diaper free sometimes to let the skin breathe.
4. Help boost baby’s skin barrier
Prevention is always better than cure, which is why it’s a great idea to make head-to-toe skin care part of your daily baby routine. It’s also the perfect opportunity for beautiful bonding moments which are so essential for baby’s overall wellbeing and emotional development! Try Baby O’ Multi-Purpose Balm which is designed to nourish and protect your baby’s skin from dryness.
Tip: Make sure your home isn’t too hot, as hot air can draw moisture out of your baby’s skin.
5. Massage your baby’s skin
Touch plays a foundational role in early brain development and has been shown to positively impact neurodevelopmental outcomes such as better sleep-wake cycles. Gentle stroking seems to offer the most significant affect. Try baby massage with Baby O´ Baby Oil , which is designed to nourish and replenish the skin barrier, while also softening and soothing the skin.
Tip: Give your baby a massage before bedtime to help them relax and wind down.
Baby O’ – in perfect harmony with baby skin
All Baby O’ products are 95% natural and formulated with pure Swedish Oat Oil, which works in perfect harmony with baby skin. It is almost identical to the lipids – the special oils – found in the baby’s own skin barrier. It helps create a ‘second skin’ effect that strengthens your baby’s skin barrier and keeps their skin soft, nourished and protected. Try the products here.