As a rule, babies are more susceptible to ill-health than adults. With this in mind, it’s important that as parents, we do what we can to ensure they are always healthy and happy.
Ensuring that the food we give our children is right for them is paramount and parents tend to cotton onto what is good and what is bad for them. However, if there’s one thing that is often overlooked, it’s our baby’s skin.
From zero to one year of age in particular, a baby’s skin is very soft, gentle and vulnerable to the elements. Their immune system is also in the very early stages of development. Skincare products are used regularly on all babies and it’s these that can cause skin-related problems such as rashes and eczema.
The bulk of today’s products for babies and adults contain petrochemicals, parabens and artificial fragrances. These ingredients may be OK for the more resolute skin of adults, but they can cause endless problems for babies. And there’s nothing worse than having a wee child that constantly cries and is distressed.
Buying 100% natural skincare products is the way to go for parents. Unlike the chemical-filled versions that are harsh and harmful to a baby’s skin and general health, natural skincare products are completely gentle and friendly on their sensitive skin.
Products such as soap, body wash, moisturiser, shampoo, nappy balm, bubble bath, botty barrier cream, lotion and massage oil are commonly used on babies. Using products that contain ingredients such as cocoa and shea nut butter, olive, jojoba, coconut oil, lavender and geranium, will only ensure that your wee tacker’s skin stays soft and beautiful.