Parents of newborns know just how delicate their little one’s skin is – it’s a lot thinner than an adult’s so might get irritated or dry, and can absorb more of anything that’s put on it. So a baby’s skin needs extra gentle care in those first few months, which is why it pays to pick products designed especially for them.
The packaging a baby product is in can also tell you a lot, like the ingredients inside, how to use the product, age guidelines, and whether it’s dermatologically tested. Keep a look out for gentler, plant and mineral based ingredients to help soothe, nourish and protect their skin. It can also be a good idea to test any baby skincare products you haven’t used before on a small area of their skin.
Keep a look out for gentler, plant and mineral based ingredients to help soothe, nourish and protect their skin.
When we think about baby skin care, we usually think of the things we directly put on their skin, like moisturiser, nappy balm or soap, or the ones we use at bath time, like shampoo or bubble bath. But it’s also worth looking at the laundry products used to wash baby’s clothes and bedding. Some ingredients, like optical whiteners and synthetic perfumes, may mean baby’s skin can be irritated. Fragrances can also be added to some baby products – not just laundry powder. They can add a delicious scent but may also contribute to skin irritation with some little ones.