As exciting as it may be at the thought of being new parents, I am sure there would be a zillion thoughts running in your mind. Is my baby well fed? Have I swaddled it properly? Is it feeling too hot or cold? Am I using the right products? These are just some questions that race through the minds of new parents. In this post, let me share with you a baby skincare routine tips for new parents.
When you set a wellness routine for your little one and pick up the right products to take of their tender body and sensitive skin, you’ll realize how easy it is to set a baby skincare routine!
So take a deep breath (if you are a new parent), bookmark this post, because it’s really going to help you when you get ready to set a baby skincare routine for your little munchkin.
Baby Skincare Routine Tips For New Parents
There are a zillion baby products out there in the market. How do you know which one is the best for your little one? Research states that close to 60% of what you apply your skin is absorbed by it, so if you took the plunge to choose chemical-laden products, you don’t even want to imagine what the side-effects would be. With an abundance of baby care products available online and in-store, take time out to research for the products you choose for them.
Since your baby has tender skin, opt for the chemical-free and natural alternatives available in the market. Not ony will these products nourish their skin, but also keep it soft and supple. And you can shop for these products from the comfort of your home!
Let’s look at a basic regime that can get you started, shall we?
Daily Baby Body Massage
I have twins, so massaging was not just exhausting but also a fun way to connect with them! I would love them squiggling and trying to get away when I would massage them! Little babies love massages. A daily body massage helps them to relax their tired hands and feet! A massage can be followed in the AM and PM routine, but when you follow it in the mornings, massage your little one before you bathe them and ensure that the oil soaks in for at least an hour before you take them for their bath.
Some of the added benefits of a massage are promoting relaxation It relaxes their tired limbs and arms from playful movement all day. It helps to calm their active senses and sleep better.
Products I recommend
- Omved Baby Massage Oil
- Juicy Chemistry Baby Massage Oil
- Mamaearth Baby Massage Oil
- Maate Baby Massage Oil
- Ancient Living Baby Massage Oil
- Krya Baby Massage Oil
Have a bath regime
Opt for a gentle cleansing wash or a baby bath powder (also known as ubtan) to cleanse the baby. When you use a chemical-free alternative, you are ensuring that the bathing doesn’t sap away the natural body oils. Gentle cleansers also help to reduce any skin irritations and inflammations that can be caused by chemical laden variants. Always bathe them in luke warm water because their skin is really tender. Keep your baby’s skin hydrated by bathing them in warm water for only 3 to 5 minutes. Avoid letting your baby sit or play or soak for long in soapy water.
Products I recommend
- Juicy Chemistry – Avocado, Coconut and Olive Cleanser
- Omved Mrudu Soap
- Mamaearth Gentle Cleanser
- Maate Baby Wash
- Omved Shishu Ubtan
- Ancient Living Baby Bath Powder
- Earthy Sapo Baby Soap
Keep their skin hydrated
No matter what the season is, you need to use a gentle moisturizer post a bath to keep their skin hydrated. In winters, you can also opt for a body butter that can keep the skin hydrated for a longer time. But, ensure that you reapply the moisturizer if you find your little one’s skin is turning dry. Natural moisturizers help to keep their skin protected, hydrated and soft and supple. It is recommended that you opt for products that provide long lasting hydration because your baby’s tender skin needs it.
Products I recommend
- Mango Shea and Argan Body Butter by Juicy Chemistry
- Mamaearth Natural Moisturizing Lotion
- Maate Body Butter
- The Moms Co Baby Lotion
Change the diapers at least once in 2-3 hours
If your baby has red skin around the diaper area, you’re dealing with diaper rash. Most happen because of skin irritation due to:
- Diapers that are too tight
- Wet diapers left on for too long
- A particular brand of detergent, diapers, or baby wipes
Opt for cloth diapers if you can, here is a reference post on cloth diapers that I have written on my blog earlier.
Other option are using diaper diapers that can help soothe the rashes.
Some products I recommend
- Rosehip, Coconut & Calendula Diaper Rash Balm
- Mamaearth Organic Bamboo based wipes
- Mamaearth diapers – This product is taken the mommy world by the storm! They are plant based and bio-degradable which means you are not causing to a landfill.
- Life and Pursuits Diaper Cream
- The Moms Co Diaper Cream
These are some baby skincare routine tips for new parents that can follow for your new born babies to ensure that you choose the best chemical-free ingredients for their skin care. Do you have a favorite product I may have missed out? Drop a comment and I will update the list!