There is nothing so wonderful in the world than feeling sensitive touch of your baby. Newborn skin is delicate and prone to skin irritation. Chemical based skin care products can be harmful to the thin layer delicate baby skin. For parents, keeping their baby warm and nourished is always a top priority. A newborn baby is born with wrinkly skin with a protective covering called vernix that naturally peels off during the first week. So, there is no need to rub it with lotions or creams.
Under mentioned are some tips to help protect baby’s skin from irritation, allergy or rashes
- Too frequent bathing for more than three times per week during the first year of life removes the natural oils that protect baby's skin. This is the most common problem and this may cause baby's skin vulnerable and dry. For the very first month, 2-3 times sponge bath a week and clean the genital area after every diaper change is sufficient to keep baby clean.
- Choose the right product for your baby - Products contain additives/chemicals needs to be avoided. These products have potential irritants that may cause skin irritation, itching and uneasiness to our little wonder. It is always advisable to use ayurvedic/natural baby skin care products. Mother Sparsh baby soap, wash & lotion contain natural essential oils and it is 100% Ayurvedic formulation duly approved by Food & Drug authority (FDA) of India.
- Avoid products with Parabens, Phthatlates & Silicon - Some laboratory studies and researchers have found evidence that Phthalates, Parabens & Silicon have the potential to alter hormone levels in the human body. Theoretically, they could interfere with normal development as both i.e Parabens & Phthatlates can be absorbed through the skin which may lead to many hormonal problems in the baby. You may check labels for these commonly used parabens in baby products : ethylparaben, propylparaben, butylparaben, methylparaben.
- Cotton Ball or Water Wipes instead Baby Wet wipes – Baby skin is very sensitive and prone to potential irritants. Nothing beats the serenity of pure water and it is the safest thing to use on baby’s delicate skin. It is advisable to use Water Wipes on baby’s sensitive skin so as to avoid any further skin problem caused due to wet wipes containing chemically formulated lotion and preservatives like Parabens. Mother Sparsh water wipes are formulated with 98% purified water. Because it is Hypoallergenic, so Mother Sparsh WaterWipes don’t irritate skin instead it cleanse your baby’s sensitive skin without causing uneasiness, allergy and infections.
In addition to this, time spent with your baby is also very important. Evidence suggests that nurturing skin-to-skin contact stimulates growth-promoting hormones and encourages neurological development in babies. Touch meets a baby’s need for physical contact, comfort, security, stimulation and movement, all of which encourages a secure attachment.