31st Jul 2020

There’s no shortage of adorable stereotypes when it comes to our little bundles of joy. One of these is their soft and precious baby skin.

It’s one of the reasons snuggles with your cuddly little bub is a feeling many parents wish they could bottle.

But, every now and again, your little one’s precious skin may experience irritation. If this happens to your baby, you may be left wondering how you can keep them clean without further upsetting their delicate skin.

Keep reading to explore our top tips for supporting your bub’s gorgeously soft skin:

Ditch The Soap

It doesn’t matter what age you are; soap may be harsh to the skin. This may especially be a problem for babies if the soap removes the oils that layer their skin, disrupting their acid mantle and leaving them prone to irritation.

If you want to use any products during bath time, avoid those containing petrochemicals, parabens, or fragrances as these may be harsh on your bub’s skin.

Keep Bath Time Short And Warm

No one likes a cold bath, but that doesn’t mean you should run your baby’s bathwater the same temperature that you would use during your shower.

You want to make sure that baby’s bath is warm but not too hot.

When in doubt try the age-old trick of dipping your elbow in the water, if it’s too hot for your elbow, it’s too hot for your baby!

Try to keep bath time under ten minutes; too much water may dry out your baby’s sensitive skin.

Keep Towels Soft And Fluffy

The fluffier, the better! When you’re finished with bath time, use a super soft towel to pat dry baby down.

Avoid rubbing vigorously or using an old, hardened towel as this may irritate your baby’s soft, sensitive skin.

Finish Up With a Moisturising Lotion

Follow up bath time with a massage from top to tiny toes!

Make sure that you use products that are less likely to lead to any unnecessary flare-ups. You may want to avoid things like talc, mineral oil, or triclosan as these may be irritating to your baby’s skin

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