As a parent, you will always remember the first time you held your baby in your arms, the first time you touched their soft skin. However, taking care of your baby’s skin requires extra care and attention. Because your baby’s skin is thin and delicate, it easily absorbs everything that you apply to it. It’s best to use toxin free products for your baby to ensure that their skin remains nourished and healthy.
When it comes to skin care for baby, less is more. Shorter baths with products that use natural, safe and effective ingredients is usually the best way to go about it. Wondering what else you can do to ensure that your baby’s skin remains healthy? Here are some tips you should follow when it comes to taking care of your baby’s skin.
- Bathing your baby
Your baby’s skin is much thinner and delicate as compared to your skin. As such, using harsh soaps can strip their skin of moisture, leaving it dry and flaky. It’s best to use a mild and gentle cleanser which is Sulphate-free to ensure that your baby’s skin is clean, soft and moisturized after every bath. The Moms Co.’s Natural Baby Wash is tear-free and soap-free. It has Coconut-based cleansers along with natural oils like Organic Chamomile Oil, Avocado Oil and Aloe Vera Gel that nourish, soften and moisturize your baby’s skin.
- Moisturize your baby’s skin
Because your baby’s skin is thinner than yours, it is more prone to dryness. It’s best to moisturize your baby’s skin immediately after bath to lock in moisture and ensure that the skin remains soft and supple. There are many baby lotions out there in the market that claim to be made with natural ingredients but often contain harmful chemicals such as Mineral oil, synthetic fragrances, Parabens and more. It’s best to choose natural ingredients such as Organic Shea Butter and Cocoa Butter which deeply moisturize the skin. Other ingredients you should consider are natural oils such as Jojoba Oil, Organic Avocado Oil and Rice Bran Oil that hydrate and protect the skin from dryness. Give your baby the benefit of these natural ingredients with The Moms Co.’s Natural Baby Lotion. Not only does it have these natural ingredients, but it is also free from harmful chemicals such as Mineral Oil and Parabens. This baby lotion is dermatologically-tested and hypoallergenic to ensure that no harm comes to your baby’s skin.
You must be wondering what should you use to moisturize your baby’s face and how you can ensure that those chubby cheeks remain soft? Choose a natural baby face cream which has natural ingredients like Organic Shea Butter, Cocoa Butter and Milk Protein to keep your baby’s soft and moisturized. You should also ensure that the face cream that you use for your baby is free from harmful chemicals and artificial fragrances as these can cause dryness and skin irritation. The Moms Co.’s baby cream for face is made with ingredients such as Organic Shea Butter, Cocoa Butter and oils such as Avocado Oil that will nourish and soften your baby’s skin and keep it moisturized.
- Give your baby a massage A massage is one of the best ways for new parents to bond with their baby. Not only does it help you understand your baby in a better manner, but it also helps your baby get familiar with your touch. A massage also helps strengthen your baby’s bones and relax their muscles which helps them sleep better. When choosing a massage oil for baby’s skin, it’s best to use a combination of natural oils that can offer a wide range of benefits to your baby’s skin, bones and muscles. While Sesame oil is known to build bone and muscle strength, oils like Chamomile, Jojoba and Avocado nourish, soften and soothe the skin. Get the benefits of 10 natural oils including these in The Moms Co.’s Natural Massage Oil! Free from mineral oil and artificial fragrances, this toxin-free massage oil is perfect to keep your baby’s skin healthy and moisturized while you spend time bonding with your little one.
- Diaper care
For every baby who wears diapers, there has been a case of diaper rashes. Diaper rashes are reddish skin irritations that develop on your baby’s bottom or genital area. These rashes thrive in moist, warm environment and that’s why it’s advisable to change your baby’s diaper when it gets dirty. It’s also important to ensure that your baby’s diaper isn’t too tight as friction can also lead to skin irritation. Keep your baby’s skin clean and dry and apply a baby rash cream after every diaper change to prevent diaper rashes. The best diaper rashes cream are those that create a layer on the skin and protect it from wetness. The Moms Co.’s Natural Diaper Rash Cream has 15% Zinc Oxide which creates a barrier between the skin and wetness. It also has natural ingredients such as Organic Shea Butter, Organic Chamomile Oil and Calendula Oil that nourish and soothe the skin.
- Protect your baby’s skin from the sun
Be it spending time outdoors under the sun to planning a vacation to a scenic beach, your baby’s delicate skin needs protection from the harsh rays of the sun. When exposed to the sun, harsh UV rays can cause skin redness and rashes, sunburn and even increase the risk of developing skin cancer later in life. If your baby is 6 months old and above, choose a Mineral-Based Sunscreen which offers broad-spectrum protection from sun’s UVA and UVB rays. A mineral-based sunscreen is a better and safer option as compared to chemical-based sunscreen as it sits on top of the skin and reflects UVA and UVB rays. Chemical sunscreens, on the other hand, get absorbed into the skin and do not reflect back the rays, which can lead to redness and make the skin hot. The Moms Co.’s Mineral Based sunscreen is part of its range of natural baby products that are hypoallergenic, dermatologically-tested and Australia certified toxin-free. Made with Zinc Oxide and Titanium Dioxide, the Mineral-Based Sunscreen also has Shea Butter and Red Raspberry Oil that protects the skin and prevents redness. It has SPF 50+ and is water-resistant, making it the perfect addition to your baby’s skincare routine.
When it comes to taking care for baby’s skin, it’s best to choose skincare products that are specially formulated for your baby’s delicate skin and are free from harmful chemicals and toxins. Choose products that are natural, dermatologically-tested, hypoallergenic and certified toxin-free to ensure that your baby gets nothing but the best and safest skincare.