Soft but fragile, baby's skin is the focus of attention in the first few months. If you are overwhelmed with information and advice that you don't always need (yes mum, yes granny), don't panic, we have what you need and we'll make it simple!
But why is it so fragile anyway? During pregnancy, a baby has no worries, as it bathes in its amniotic fluid. Once out in the world, it's a different matter: after a few days, the natural barrier of the vernix caseosa wears off. Until the glands that produce sebum are mature enough to produce the hydrolipidic film, you will have to help baby strengthen their skin and develop bacterial flora.
For bathing and washing, choose products that are suitable for babies and check the ingredients: no alcohol, no perfume, and beware of essential oils which are not all recommended!
After bathing, pat dry with a soft cotton towel, but don't rub! And don't forget all the nooks and crannies.
To avoid chafing and fabric damage, choose cotton bodysuits and opt for a hypoallergenic detergent.
If your skin is very dry, use a cleansing cream for the bath and a nourishing care product for the face and body. Choose tailored products and discuss this with your paediatrician!
Finally, the importance of developing touch is essential in the first few months: practice “ skin-to-skin " as much as possible, this will also help to calm them.
Water loss in toddlers is much greater than in adults. So remember to give your baby plenty to drink, especially in hot weather.
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