Baby soft, baby smooth: Essential newborn skincare tips for mums
Caring for your newborn's skin is quite a daunting task, especially for first-time mums. Learn how to give your baby superior skin care for that baby soft, baby smooth skin! Presented by Baby Dove.
Being a mum to an infant is beyond doubt one of the most demanding yet wonder-filled stages in a woman’s life.
During this period, many mums find themselves stretched to the limit–what with sleepless nights, cluster feeding sessions, and constant diaper changing, to name a few—all while one’s body has barely recovered from the toll of pregnancy and giving birth.
Yet the daily motions of infant care are punctuated with such serene, beautiful moments of coos, gurgles, kisses, and the sweetest caresses between mother and child.
Among the many questions a first-time mum has, one common concern is how to keep baby’s delicate skin as soft and as smooth as in those first touches. Did you also know that a baby’s skin loses moisture up to five times faster than an adult’s skin?
The great news is mums now have the answer to their baby skincare woes, and it’s one they’re already familiar with!
Dove, the beauty brand women and mothers all over the world have trusted for generations, has launched the Baby Dove range of products. That’s right, Baby Dove. Oh so much love!
Baby Dove is a line of superior baby care products that are not only mild, but also works to replenish moisture and essential nutrients in your baby’s skin that may have otherwise been lost during bath time.
Suitable for babies of all skin types, Baby Dove products are dermatologist and paediatrician tested and are hypoallergenic, pH-neutral, and gentle to the eyes.
Read on for tips on how to care for your baby’s delicate skin
Caring for newborn skin
Baby’s skin is fragile and prone to irritation when not properly cared for, which can result in uncomfortable skin conditions such as eczema and contact dermatitis.
Knowing how to care for your baby’s skin is vital to maintain that baby soft, baby smooth skin. Here are a few essential newborn skincare tips to help mums:
- Change your baby’s nappies regularly
Your baby’s bum is prone to irritation due to wetness and friction from wearing diapers 24/7. Keep wetness at bay by changing your baby’s diapers often, helping to ensure that he doesn’t develop painful rashes. You can also use cloth diapers that are designed to allow your baby’s skin to breath.
For utmost protection, use a cream that protects the skin. Baby Dove’s Rich Moisture Diaper Rash Cream neutralises pH in seconds and immediately protects from diaper rash, forming a shield against irritants. Providing instant comfort from the first use, it is easier to spread and clean compared to other diaper rash creams, soothing baby skin to leave it soft and smooth.
- Use mild and nourishing products when bathing your baby
There is no need to bathe your newborn from head to toe every day. Limit whole-body baths to 2 to 3 times a week. A sponge bath will do to clean your baby on other days. Make sure to clean the diaper area, face, hands, and in between folds of skin.
Bathing can strip the skin of its natural oils, especially when using harsh products. Mild and gentle cleansing is therefore crucial in keeping your baby’s skin healthy, clean, and moisturised.
Baby Dove’s Rich Moisture Baby Bar is a must-have for your baby’s bath time. Formulated for normal to dry skin, it contains a unique blend of cleansers and moisturisers that clean baby’s skin in the mildest and most nourishing way possible. It replenishes essential nutrients lost during cleansing and helps preserve skin barrier function, meaning more moisture and nutrients stay in. With a mild and caring fragrance developed specifically for delicate baby skin, it is hypoallergenic. Plus, its pH neutral formula respects skin’s natural pH balance.
For babies with more sensitive skin, there’s the Baby Dove Sensitive Moisture Bar. It has been tested by ophthalmologists, dermatologists and paediatricians with a fragrance developed specially to care for babies with sensitive skin
Just like adults, babies can lose natural skin oils and moisture during bath time. In fact, a baby’s skin loses moisture up to five times faster than an adult’s skin. Lock in moisture with Baby Dove’s Rich Moisture Baby Lotion as it leaves baby’s skin extra soft and nourished. This unique product is hypoallergenic and soothes dry skin from first use, keeping your baby’s skin moisturized for 24 hours. Its mild and caring fragrance has been developed specifically for delicate baby skin.
- Keep baby’s skin clean even while on the go
Keeping germs away while you’re out and about with your baby can be quite a challenge. Babies tend to grasp all sorts of random objects, most of which are homes to a host of viruses that can cause your baby to fall ill. Make sure you sanitize his hands with gentle cleansing wipes.
Wet wipes are also an easy way to clean your baby’s face and diaper area.
But not all cleansing wipes are created equal. Choose one that is hypoallergenic, fragrance and alcohol free, and tested by pediatricians and dermatologists alike.
With Baby Dove Rich Moisture Baby Wipes, you can never go wrong! Along with being alcohol-free, it is as gentle as water. A mild yet effective way to remove impurities, it also contains glycerine to moisturise your baby’s skin as well. It’s so mild that it is suitable to use all over your newborn’s delicate skin!
Celebrate the beauty of motherhood – struggles, precious moments, questions and all –with Baby Dove. Trust your instincts and choose only superior skincare products for your baby.
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