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If you’re a new parent, chances are you’re concerned about your child’s skin. You probably know you should make the skin care routine for the new member of your family, but you don’t know how or you don’t know what needs to be done? Well, you’re not the only one. Actually, you might be one of a great majority of parents who either don’t care enough about their baby’s skin or who are doing something wrong.

A child’s skin is extremely sensitive and all sorts of rashes and hypersensitivities may occur if proper skin care routine is not followed. With so many products out there, it very easy to be overwhelmed when trying the find the best ones. That’s why we’ve prepared the following tips for all new parents concerned about their baby’s skin.

Does it have to be organic?

In a nutshell, it should be. Though you may have trouble finding such products where you live or you might find them too expensive, you should definitely try to use only organic products when it comes to baby skin care. Remember that your baby’s skin is much thinner than yours and if you avoid certain products because your skin doesn’t agree with them, imagine what could happen to the skin of a baby!

Clean it regularly

A newborn baby’s skin is particularly sensitive in the first couple of weeks after birth, because it is covered with a white wax-like substance, vernix, which gradually peels off. This is a normal and natural process that shouldn’t be accelerated by rubbing the skin or applying lotions. It’s enough to wipe the baby’s body carefully near the mouth and diaper area and use organic products if possible.

Don’t go crazy with bathing

Many parents believe they should bathe their babies as often as possible. This is not recommended, since the child’s skin contains natural oils, which prevent dryness and chipping. Bathing a baby every other day is enough. However, make sure you use quality organic products and lukewarm water. Also, the room in which you bring the baby after bathing is not cold and that all air-conditioners and fans are switched off to protect the baby from the chill. Use only cotton towels to pat the child dry.

Why natural and organic products?

As we’ve already established, babies have very gentle and sensitive skin, which needs time to get acclimated with the new environment. A large number of modern products for babies don’t contain chemicals and are much safer than perfumed or antibacterial items, which you should definitely avoid. You have to treat your baby’s skin and hair and you don’t know how they would react to some untested products. Natural organic baby skincare products are much safer and less likely to cause any kind of irritation or discomfort, which is why they should be your preferred choice.

Nappy rash

This is a common occurrence, especially if you don’t change the diaper soon enough after your baby has dirtied it. It can also be a consequence of the diaper being too small, too tight or your baby might react to the particular brand of diapers. Such problems are much less likely to happen if you have organic products, which don’t contain any elements that could be harmful to the baby.

Massages

Who doesn’t love a good massage? It’s a great way of relaxing and if you give your baby a massage, the two of you bond in the most incredible way. Rub the baby’s skin tenderly with essential oils to keep the skin moisturised and always use natural products, such as coconut oil, olive oil or almond oil instead of commercial oils that contain chemicals and perfumes.

Only mild detergents

Your baby should wear clean and washed clothes and the bedding should always be clean, too. Again, use a product that doesn’t contain perfumes. Don’t forget that even new garments and bedding should be washed before using them and try to wash those items separately from the family’s clothing.

Protecting your baby’s skin is very important and you need to know exactly what kind of routine should be introduced. A lot depends on the products that you use, too. That’s why you should always choose the best products available, but which are specifically designed for babies. Natural and organic products guarantee you won’t have problems commonly caused by traditional commercial products, which might contain chemicals that are not suitable for infants.

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