After months of anticipation, your little one is finally here! And while you can’t wait to bring your baby home and do all the amazing things you had planned for them, here are some things you should be cognizant of before you get started. Your baby’s skin is extremely delicate and sensitive and taking care of it is the first step towards keeping your baby healthy. As such, it’s all the more important to choose the right skin care for baby to ensure it stays healthy and nourished. Read on to know more about the things you should know about a newborn baby’s skin and hair.
1. Newborn baby’s skin is delicate and sensitive
While you may have probably noticed this but your baby’s skin is delicate and can be up to 10 times more sensitive as compared to your skin. As such, it’s important to use baby care products that are hypoallergenic, dermatologically-tested and made with the safest natural ingredients. Using toxin free products for your baby will ensure that their skin remains nourished and healthy in the long run and they do not face any skin problems.
2. Don’t use products meant for adults on your baby’s skin
Choose mild products that are pH balanced and made with natural ingredients for your baby’s skin. Your baby’s skin is his first line of defence against germs and bacterias. As such, it’s important to use products that help nourish and nurture your baby’s skin. The Moms Co.’s Natural Baby Lotion has Organic Shea Butter, Cocoa Butter, Organic Apricot Oil and Organic Jojoba Oil that moisturize the skin, prevent dryness and hydrates and protects it with its vitamin-rich ingredients.
3. Your baby will develop diaper rashes
Wondering why your baby’s skin, especially around his or her diaper area, is looking red and inflamed then it could be a diaper rash. Diaper rashes happen when your baby’s sensitive skin is irritated by enzymes in their poop or urine or when they wear diapers that are too tight. Harsh detergents, introducing the baby to new foods, baby wipes and baby soaps can also cause diaper rashes. The Moms Co.’s baby rash cream has 15% Zinc Oxide which creates a barrier on the skin and protects it from wetness while Organic Chamomile Oil, Organic Shea Butter and Calendula Oil soothe, protect and heal the skin.
4. Your baby may develop Cradle Cap
Cradle cap is an inflammatory skin condition which appears as yellow crusty scales and patches. It is usually seen on the baby’s scalp and may also appear on the eyebrows, nose, neck and eyelids. While the exact cause of cradle cap is unknown, the condition is not painful or itchy. The best way to get rid of cradle cap is to oil your baby’s hair with natural hair oil and let it sit. Next, use a baby brush to comb your baby’s hair, this will help loosen the flakes. Use tear-free baby shampoo to wash your baby’s hair and remove any other flakes or scales. The Moms Co.’s Natural Baby Shampoo has gentle Coconut-based cleansers that gently clean. It also has Organic Argan Oil and Organic Moringa Oil that strengthen and nourish the hair.
5. Your newborn’s skin doesn’t need to be washed often
Frequent bathing can leave your newborn baby’s skin dry and susceptible to irritation. Unless your baby has been outside and exposed to dirt and dust, has been sweating or generally looks like in need of a bath, you can simply give your baby a wipe down with a clean washcloth soaked in warm water. However, when you do decide to give your baby a bath, opt for soap-free cleanser that has natural ingredients. The Moms Co.’s Natural Baby Wash has mild Coconut-based cleansers along with Organic Chamomile Oil, Organic Aloe Vera Gel and Avocado Oil that soothe the skin, reduce inflammation and leave it feeling soft and moisturized.
6. Your hormones affect your baby’s skin
During your pregnancy, your hormones can pass on to your baby which can lead to oil production in your baby’s skin and hair. This can result in skin conditions such as cradle cap, baby acne and more. But this isn’t something you should worry about. Your baby’s body will flush out the hormones between a week to a month after birth.
7. Newborns can lose their hair
In the first six months after your baby’s birth, you will notice that your baby will shed hair. However, there’s no need to worry because it is a normal physiological response to birth. Your baby will grow new hair right back and the new hair may look nothing like the hair your baby was born with.
8. Massaging your baby has immense benefits
Giving your baby a massage not only serves as an opportunity to bond with your baby, but it also helps strengthen their bones and muscles, relax their body and can even help them sleep better. Before you begin massaging your baby, it’s important to ensure that your baby is alert and calm and isn’t feeling hungry or sleepy. Choose a spot that’s comfortable for both of you and use gentle strokes to massage your baby. If your baby’s skin is prone to dryness, you can choose a baby face cream to give your baby a massage. The Moms Co.’s Natural Baby Cream for Face has Organic Shea Butter, Cocoa Butter, Organic Apricot Oil and Organic Jojoba Oil that deeply nourish and moisturize your baby’s skin and prevent dryness.
9. Your baby may have acne
You may notice tiny white or red bumps on your baby’s face then it’s probably baby acne. While the exact cause of baby acne is not known, it usually clears up on its own in some time. The best way to take care of baby acne is to not rub, pinch or pick on the pimples. Simply clean your baby’s skin with mild soap and warm water and pat the skin dry.
10. Your newborn baby’s skin may change colour
When your baby is born, his or her skin will be coated with vernix – a cheesy, grease-like substance that protects your baby’s skin in utero from amniotic fluid and may take a day or two to wash off. Your baby may also have fine hair on his body and the skin may appear reddish or purplish for the first few days after birth. Because your baby’s skin is delicate, it easily absorbs anything that is used on it. As such, it’s best to use natural baby products for your baby’s care to prevent any skin problems from developing.
Choose The Moms Co’s range of natural, toxin-free products for your baby’s skin and hair. The baby care products by The Moms Co. are made without harmful chemicals such as Mineral Oil, Parabens, Sulphates, Artificial fragrances and more. Their products are hypoallergenic and dermatologically-tested to ensure that you use nothing but the safest products for your baby’s skin.
The products are enriched with the safest natural ingredients such as Chamomile Oil, Calendula Oil, Shea Butter, Cocoa Butter, Aloe Vera Gel, Argan Oil and more which help nourish and protect your baby’s skin and hair. Every ingredient that The Moms Co. uses in its range of baby care products is first checked against top 5 international toxicity databases which include Paula’s Choice, EWG and Safe Cosmetics. If an ingredient is considered potentially harmful then it is not used as a part of the formulations.
All products by The Moms Co. are Australia certified toxin-free, Australian Allergy Certified and Certified Made Safe by Safe Cosmetics Australia to ensure that you have one less thing to worry about and more time to spend with your baby.