Your baby's growing skin remains thin and vulnerable to irritants and dryness.
From two or three months after birth, the sebum that is covering your baby's skin will start to disappear, causing the skin to be prone to dryness.
Despite their tiny bodies, babies have almost as many sweat glands as adults. Sweat can irritate your baby's delicate skin and cause skin problems.
Your baby's delicate skin is not capable enough to preserve moisture,
that is why proper skincare is vital to protecting your baby's skin.
Ceramide retains moisture inside the skin (the corneal layer), acting as a barrier to protect the skin against external irritation.
Using skincare that helps to retain ceramide on your baby's skin is recommended to keep the skin moisturised at all times.
● Head ● Face ● Behind the ears
Massage gently with your fingers and avoid scratching.
Wash in a gentle circular motion.
Wash the back of the ears gently by folding the ear forward and in a downward direction towards the earlobe.
● Behind the ears
● Wrist, elbow, knee ● Bottom
Gently wash in a circular motion with your fingers around the different parts of your baby's body.
Clean soiled areas thoroughly.
● Wrist, elbow, knee
● Cheeks ● Neck, behind the ears, armpits ● Stomach and back
Gently apply cream with a fingertip.
Don't forget these important areas.
Apply with your palms for these wider surfaces.
● Neck, behind the ears, armpits
● Stomach and back