The fresh and brand-new skin of a baby is more sensitive and thinner than adult skin. At the same time, it generates fewer moisturizing oils. For this reason, the smooth skin of your baby can get chapped easily.
The colder months can be quite rough to the little ones, particularly when you switch from overheated, indoor air to a cool, dry place. Thanks to organic baby skincare, you can protect your baby’s skin and soothe it every time it dries.
What is it about baby skincare products?
Stick to organic products as much as possible as they are made from ingredients that were grown without the use of pesticides and synthetic fertilizers. These pesticides and synthetic fertilizers are associated with causing autoimmune diseases and cancers in the body. On the other hand, organic products are free of endocrine-disrupting compounds, which are known to cause birth defects, cancerous tumors, and other developmental conditions.
A baby does not need a complex skin care regimen. When it comes to using products, it is crucial to use hypo-allergenic, fragrance-free products, as his or her skin is exceptionally absorbent and has a high risk of exposure to harmful substances. Do not use dyes and perfumes that can irritate the skin and cause an allergic reaction.
Bath Time for Babies
Bathing your baby is a joyful experience and a bonding time for both you and your child. But, avoid spending too much time in the bath; make each session for about 10 minutes only. Do not scrub the baby’s skin too hard, as it can result in dry skin.
Use lukewarm water during this time because it is less drying and much safer than hot water. Moreover, never leave your baby unattended whatever the amount of water in the bath, as drowning is a serious danger.
Massage Time for Babies
Gently massaging your baby reduces stress and improves their sleep. Use an organic massage oil to achieve ultimate soothing relaxation. It can also be a great bonding time with your little one. Avoid massaging right after feeding as the baby may spit up.
If you are going outside with your little one, make sure to protect your baby from the bright rays of the sun, as their sensitive skin is prone to severe burns. If you cannot avoid direct sunlight and shades are not available, apply a small amount of sunscreen with SPF 30 to the face, body, hands, and feet of your child.
Sunscreens are mild and harmless, so it is safe to use them on a baby’s sensitive skin. Look for sunscreens that are hypo-allergenic and contain titanium dioxide or zinc oxide as their active ingredients. The skin does not absorb them because they only sit on top of the baby’s skin. These ingredients are physical sunscreens that are known to block harsh ultraviolet rays effectively.
An organic baby skincare product like sunscreen is ideal to use on your baby all-year-round. The UV rays of the sun and the glare of the snow during winter can inflict burns on the skin. Also, clouds only filter the UV rays instead of blocking them. In other words, sunscreen is a must-have every time your child is outside.
Part of being a responsible parent is to know when to consult with a pediatrician. Many skin rashes that develop in babies need little or no treatment at all, while some rashes require a visit to the doctor.
If a rash is accompanied by fever, further evaluation is necessary. The same goes for rashes with vesicles, pustules, or blisters. In general, call your pediatrician if you have any serious concerns with your baby.