Baby skin needs a lot of care and pampering. When your baby is a few days old, you may want to start setting a routine for bathing, shampooing, and skincare. While keeping the baby’s skin clean is very important, bathing tends to dry out the skin. This means that the baby’s skin needs regular oil massages, the use of baby cream and lotion, and the use of gentlest baby products. Baby skincare is much more than using the skin care baby care products. It also means that you may want to start using made-with-organic baby laundry detergent and hygiene products such as multi-purpose cleaner (made with organic ingredients) to ensure all that your baby wears, touches and eats is safe, germ-free and far, far away from chemical nasties.
Skin conditions to protect against in winter
- Rough skin and dryness – Baby skin is much thinner than adult skin. This also makes the baby skin drier than adult skin. Infants also have flaky skin that sheds causing redness and roughness. Winters are particularly hard on the infant skin because the atmospheric moisture levels drop and exposed areas such as cheeks become red and inflamed. Using a certified organic multi-purpose baby cream or lotion can help prevent excess dryness and roughness of the cheeks and chapped toes. Regular use of baby skincare products such as goodness.me certified organic baby lotion with ingredients such as organic shea butter protects against dryness in winter. These ingredients make for the best natural moisturizer for baby’s dry skin.
- Diaper rash – Diaper rash is a common condition that babies suffer from due to constant use of diapers, using incorrect sized diapers and infrequent changes. The moisture and constant friction causes redness, irritation, and chaffing. Diaper rash is treated by use of a certified organic cream and by airing out the affected area. In winters airing out the diaper rash could risk exposure to the cold. This makes it all the more important to clean the rash using super soft wet wipes made with organic aloe vera and organic rose water and then to apply baby cream regularly.
- Eczema – Eczema is a skin condition that causes rashes and inflammation in the face, neck, hands, and feet, knees, and elbows. It is caused by the overreaction of the immune system. It is very common among infants under the age of 1. Infantile eczema often goes away as the baby’s immune system grows stronger. The use of certified organic baby lotion is the best way to keep dryness and inflammation off. Regular oil massages with organic oils also help the skin retain its moisture and grow healthier.
- Cradle cap – Cradle cap or infantile seborrheic dermatitis is another skin condition that many babies suffer from in the early months. Cradle cap causes splotches and flaky skin, particularly in the scalp area. In some babies, this condition may also occur in the face, neck, and back. Winters worsen cradle cap flaking and irritation because of the dryness. The best way to protect your baby from a cradle cap flare-up is to massage with certified organic baby oil for new-born. The goodness.me certified organic baby oil, for example, is a blend of 6 organic oils and vitamin E. This keeps the scalp protected.
Choosing the right product
Winters are harsh on baby skin. Choosing the right baby product is very important and this makes it a very important decision. It is best to choose a certified organic or made from organic products with international certification from a renowned organization such as ECOCERT GREENLIFE. Certified organic products are free from chemicals, toxins, synthetic colours, and fragrances that can be absorbed by the baby’s skin and could result in toxic build-ups in the body. Picking the right baby products keeps your baby comfortable in winters and frees up your time for fun activities.