Moisturize baby’s skin well

Martine Bernier

Health journalist, editor-in-chief

August 6, 2022

Soft as silk, the skin of toddlers is also much more fragile than that of adults. Until the age of 4, she is particularly exposed to all external attacks and requires special attention to protect it from attacks environmental.

Never use your own products for your baby. Too aggressive, they would not suit him. Instead, prefer treatments from the “special baby” ranges. Designed to protect delicate skin, these items are generally hypoallergenic and have a neutral PH. The use of a good moisturiser is a daily care not to be forgotten. It is applied after washing, in the morning or in the evening, and as soon as baby is about to go out for a walk. It is then necessary to target the exposed parts of the body, the hands and the face in particular. This will protect them from the bite of the wind, but also from the temperature differences between indoors and outdoors. 

These moisturizers come in several forms:

  • Creams that nourish and protect the body and face. Fattier then milks, they are smooth, and it only takes a small amount to be effective. 
  • Body milks or moisturizing fluids that are not greasy or sticky and penetrate the skin quickly. They are applied all over the body, thus preventing skin dryness.

  • Moisturizing sticks are intended for improvised use, anywhere. Designed for baby’s sensitive areas, they feature a very nourishing formula made from vegetable butters such as shea butter, or a pharmaceutical formula enriched with soothing agents. 

Baby changing 

It is important to have a clean baby. It must be changed regularly. At the beginning there are as many changes as there are meals. If it is changed beforehand, it is likely that it will get dirty right after a feed. If you change it afterwards, you risk causing regurgitation when handling it. However, if you do it gently this time seems to be the best one. These periods, which intersect the day more or less regularly, are great moments of discussion and play. A breastfeeding mother can from time to time entrust the change to the dad and thus involve him in the daily care.

To avoid redness and infection, wash thoroughly with lukewarm water and a little mild soap, insisting between the folds. Rinse and dry thoroughly to avoid irritation. Use, if necessary, a protective cream recommended by your doctor or midwife.

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