Newborn babies are a delight to be around-their innocence, soft skin and tenderness make us go crazy every time we see these delicate darlings. It’s normal to see their skin turn red or become pinkish even if we slightly pinch their supple face as a token of affection. Such extra-sensitive skin that’s hugely different from that of an adult requires proper care.
In comparison to an adult’s skin, the baby’s skin is more prone to irritants and infections. But it is also a significant barrier that prevents extra moisture loss and protects it from external infections. Every parent indeed must take the utmost care for their babies with the right kind of face creams, baby lotions, soaps, and skincare products to safeguard their rosy skins.
Streamlining Baby Face Creams & Lotions
Giving a warm bath to your baby is an exciting experience as the little one thoroughly enjoys being cajoled and pampered with love while bathing. Don’t bathe him/her for more than 10 minutes with a mild and gentle cleanser that protects your baby’s soft skin. Don’t ever be tempted to choose perfumed soaps however, refreshing and inviting it might smell as this can irritate.
Soon after bathing, dry, the little one well, especially at the skin creases, and apply a non-fragrant body lotion to keep the skin moisturized. Choose baby face creams that focus on moisturizing the skin containing ‘petroleum jelly’ as they are safe for keeping the infant protected from eczema. The world is now used to putting on a nappy over the baby any time of the day, and hence, pediatricians recommend using a zinc-containing cream over the area each time the nappy is changed to avoid rashes.
Out in the sun on a stroll in your pram? Sunscreens are not only for adults but babies too! Choose a baby-suitable sunscreen having the optimal SPF value and apply it every few hours. The best is to dress your infant in summer cool long-sleeved clothing, a big round hat, and full pants. (more…)