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Congratulations on the birth of your baby!
Your new-born is home now, and you’re settling into a daily routine. Keeping your baby warm and nourished is top of your list.
New-born skin is delicate and so is the baby’s immune system. Chemicals, fragrances, and dyes in clothing, detergents, and baby products can cause new-born skin irritation, dryness, chafing, and rashes.
However, there’s much you can do to protect your baby from these skin problems.
…the first week
Remember with new-born skincare, “less is more”.
New-born babies are born with wrinkly skin and a protective covering called vernix that naturally peels off during the first week. Don’t rush the process and let this happen naturally as the protective layer is there for a reason.
Resist the urge to bathe your baby frequently. Except for nappy changes, new-borns don’t get very dirty, so for the first two months a sponge bath two or three times a week is plenty.
Too-frequent bathing removes the natural oils that protect baby’s skin. This can leave baby’s skin vulnerable and even trigger a reaction like eczema.
Try not to use too many baby products in the early months. The immune system is still developing and it’s important to protect your baby’s immune system from any irritating allergens.
Cradle cap, which looks like a very bad case of dandruff, is very common in babies younger than eight months.
It is likely to appear during your baby’s first two months, and it can linger for weeks or months. Older babies and toddlers can also get cradle cap. Although the condition can look unsightly, it’s not itchy and won’t cause your baby any discomfort.
Cradle cap normally shows up as a red area on your newborn’s scalp, covered with greasy, yellow, scaly patches. Over time, the scales can start to become flaky and they rub off easily, often with bits of your baby’s hair attached.
Sometimes cradle cap can also appear on the face, around her nappy area, armpits, or nose.
If you want to, you can leave the oil on overnight, and then brush off the softened flakes in the morning. Clean the remaining oil off by shampooing with mild baby shampoo.
Avoid picking at the scaly patches on your baby’s head, as this can leave sore patches that could become infected.
…touch therapy – baby massage
Gently touching and massaging your new-born’s skin has a soothing, nurturing effect, vital for your baby’s development.
Baby massage has many benefits for your baby, including improving weight gain, aiding digestion, improving circulation, and easing teething pain.
While a gentle massage will calm and soothe your baby, the NATURAL oils will nourish their delicate skin. Especially beneficial for babies with dry skin or eczema.
Massage is a great way for you and your partner to bond with your baby.
B.O.N and your baby :
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Ideal for sensitive and newborn skin as the formulation is:
- free of harmful chemicals.
- free of parabens.
- free of colourants.
- uses an allergen free, baby-fresh fragrance.
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