A Baby’s skin is more delicate and sensitive than an adult’s skin. It needs extra care at the time of birth. This is why choosing the best baby skin care products that suit your baby’s delicate skin is essential. There are a vast range of baby shampoo, baby powder, baby wipes, lotions, and other newborn baby skin care products available in the marketplace. Natural and toxin-free baby skin care products hold great importance when it comes to selecting a suitable product for your newborn. Go for Toxin-free, Clinically tested products that are perfectly safe for little ones.
How to choose the right products for your baby?
Caring for your little one means paying attention to the little things and being aware of safe and best baby skincare products. The products for baby skin care should use mild cleansers and protect the pH balance of the skin. Some ingredients in baby skin care products can be harmful to your baby’s sensitive skin. So, it’s very important to know what to look out for when buying products for your little one.
Listing some important points to take care of while choosing baby skin care.
Choose products that are especially designed for babies
Soaps, shampoos, and lotions made specifically for babies are generally milder than regular products. It is advised that you should use these mild baby soaps and a fragrance-free lotion to care for your infant. They’ll keep your baby’s skin soft and healthy. The Moms Co. Baby Must Have Gift Box is specially designed for your baby’s daily skincare routine. It is a clinically tested tear-free kit with 4 essential baby products. The must-have kit is priced at Rs. 1299.
Watch out for pH balance
pH scale is used to determine how acidic or alkaline a substance is. Most of the soaps, even baby soaps, are a bit alkaline, having a high pH level. When washed repeatedly with soap, the skin may end up getting damaged. When buying soap/wash for your baby, ensure that its pH level is 5.5 which is safe for the baby’s delicate skin.
Look for Toxin-free labels
Look for products that are Natural and Toxin-free. Baby skincare products should be free from sulphates, silicones, paraben, mineral oil, and other harmful chemicals. These products keep your baby’s skin moisturised and nourished.
Fragrance is an umbrella term for over a hundred different chemicals which may be added to the product to give it a nice smell. These chemicals are often harmful and can cause skin dryness, irritation, and allergies. Before buying make sure the product doesn’t have artificial fragrances or derives its fragrance from natural essential oils. If your baby has dry skin or eczema, then choose baby care products that are fragrance-free to avoid skin irritation and allergies.
In the first few months, a baby’s skin may lose moisture at a rapid speed. Therefore, never leave your baby’s skin dry after a bath, and choose lotions that help to lock the moisture. Choose natural baby products that don’t have Mineral Oil in them to ensure your baby’s skin remains healthy.
Does Not contain Sulphates and Parabens
Long-term exposure to parabens may affect your baby’s metabolism and hormone regulation, so try to reduce your child’s exposure to parabens during early childhood. Sulphate irritates the skin and eyes which is not safe for a baby’s delicate skin.
Use Hypoallergenic Products
Newborn skincare products should be chosen very wisely and should have the label “Hypoallergenic”. Clinically tested and hypoallergenic products reduce the risk of skin allergies and keep the skin hydrated and smooth.
What are the ingredients to look out for?
Since a baby’s skin is delicate & sensitive, you must always look out for natural ingredients in the product. Choosing natural baby skin care products over those that have harsh chemicals is the best and safest bet for your baby.
Due to its antifungal and cooling properties, it makes for a great ingredient in baby lotions which helps in treating dry skin conditions and body itchiness.
Calendula flower has been treasured for its ability to heal irritated skin in babies. Babies have delicate skin and are prone to inflammatory and aggravated skin conditions such as nappy rash, atopic dermatitis, cradle cap, and minor cuts and grazes. This ingredient solves all skin-related issues and makes it the best ingredient for a baby’s delicate skin.
Popularly found in massage oils, it’s famous for its antibacterial and antioxidant properties. It is rich in oleic and linoleic acid. It is highly recommended because of its lubricating, healing, and nourishing properties. It makes the skin soft and supple.
A rich source of vitamin E and naturally rich in emollients, it is best for a baby’s soft skin. Applying almond oil to the skin regularly helps make the skin even-toned and smooth. It also helps to clear all types of blemishes.
Chamomile oil helps soothe irritated skin, redness, itching, and common skin conditions in infants. It has soothing and anti-inflammatory properties thanks to its rich concentration of flavonoids and is perfectly suited to the sensitive skin of babies.
Shea butter is a great choice because it is packed with essential fatty acids, making it an ideal ingredient to use in babies’ daily skin care routine. It’s rich and creamy formula will help reinforce your baby’s skin to protect it from harmful environmental factors like allergens and pollution. Besides leaving your baby’s skin incredibly soft, shea butter contains antifungal properties.
Choose your newborn’s skincare products wisely by understanding ingredients and your baby’s skin concerns. The Moms Co.’s range of baby care products are packed with the goodness of natural ingredients. All the products in the range are hypoallergenic, dermatologically tested and are Australia Certified Toxin-free & Allergen-free, keeping out all harmful chemicals. We ensure that your baby’s delicate skin is supple and well-shielded against allergies, and remains healthy for many years to come. Happy Motherhood!