How to clean new borns skin.
With a recent safe arrival of a friends first baby, it got me thinking…..Do we all know how to look after new born baby’s skin?
As a new mum you over think everything and keeping your baby clean is high up on the to do list. But should we really keep our baby clean? Now, im talking skincare products.
New born skin is super silky, soft, squishy and ooooo so squidgy. It needs special care. It needs time to adapt to the outside world.
Keep it plain, keep it simple. (I don’t mean the brand)
Your baby and their skin has to quickly adapt to toxins in the air, household chemicals from cleaning, city fumes due to location, temperature, and the change in environment from womb to world.
For at least the first month I would advise nothing more than warm water and cotton wool. By using products too quickly and using too many products, you’re adding to the bombardment of things the skin has to get used to. If you’re not using natural, plant based products you have a lot more chemicals to deal with.
Remember the water we use is treated, and this alone can irritate the most sensitive skin.
The majority of babies will experience dry skin, pimples, bumps or faint rashes. This is all due to the skin adapting, given a little time these should disappear.
Regarding dry patches, add a little moisture to your baby’s skin.
Drop some oil in the bath or massage a little oil on the skin. Our Baby massage oil is the perfect choice for your delicate baby. Oat oil and poppy seed oil a simple, delicate blend that works in harmony with newborn skin.
In the third trimester a thick white substance called vernix caseosa is formed on the babies skin. Vernix caseosa helps protect delicate skin from the acidic quality of the amniotic fluid and to help keep infection at bay.
Don’t be in a rush to wash this off. Vernix has moisturising properties and can keep your babies skin from drying.
Here’s a little fact about vernix. It has a distinctive smell and is unique with each baby. Snuggling and holding your baby close while you breath in her special scent can increase the production of the hormone oxytocin, which relaxes you and helps you bond with your baby right from the beginning.
The slippery slime does double duty as a lubricant, helping your baby slide out of the birth canal a bit easier.
Introduce only one product at a time. This way you can identify individual products should skin complaints occur. The main issue is when Petroleum and Chemical based products are used, They contain too many ingredients that are known to trigger skin irritations. Always sticks to simple plant based products.
All Our products have been developed and are safe to use form birth but theres no rush, let the new born skin adapt and settle, And again stick to plant based products.
if you have any questions on which of our products to try, get In touch via our contacts page.