With endless choices available for new parents in the market, getting your hands on the right skin care product can be difficult. This is why you must get your hand on natural products including shampoo, best baby lotion and more.
Babies and infants have thinner skin as compared to adults which mean they don’t have an effective barrier against chemical toxins. Therefore use of harsh toiletries can increase skin allergies in kids.
Babies are born with vernix which is a white sticky substance that gets absorbed after birth. It protects the skin against the acidic quantity of amniotic fluid. However WHO recommends parents to not wash their baby within the first 24 hours to allow the vernix to absorb and not get washed away.
For the first few weeks of their life, baby’s skin experiences a chance from a neutral pH to acidic pH. Therefore, using harsh products at an early stage will only disrupt the delicate pH balance of the baby’s skin. After four weeks of birth, you can start using natural baby lotion along with other natural products.
Baby care essentials
- Nappy cream
An essential that must be present in every changing bag, the nappy cream help protect the baby against dampness and infections along with helping to soothe sore bottoms. However, you must get your hands on natural and organic products as they will effectively create a barrier on the skin thus will avoid the entry of toxins into the skin.
- Baby wash
Another important baby care product is the baby wash which helps cleanse baby’s hair, body and bottom. Pick a gentle baby wash to avoid upsetting the skin’s delicate pH balance.
- Body lotion
The delicate skin of a baby easily loses its moisture, therefore it is important to use an organic lotion to seal in the moisture.
The lotion is extremely hydrating and thus will help the baby skin to avoid cracking and will further soother soreness. In addition, if your baby is prone to eczema, cradle cap or dry skin, apply the lotion to any affected areas for calming, softening relief.