18 Aug 2022 | 3 min Read
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Parents today have so many things more than what our mums had – numerous choices when it comes to baby products. But with these options, comes the difficulty to decide on what they should choose for their little ones. One such dilemma is soap v/s body wash for babies. Which is better?
According to medical studies, the hydrolipidic film in babies mainly consists of sweat, sebum, and water and is 20-30% thinner than in adults. This film protects the skin against bacteria and acts as a shield and the thinner hydrolipidic film makes the little one’s skin more sensitive. That is why it absorbs water quickly and is more prone to dryness, and irritation. So, which one shall mums opt for?
There are plenty of baby-safe soaps and body washes available in the market. But before opting for these, it is important to check their pH level. As the pH level of a baby’s skin is 5.5 and is lower than the pH of water (7), their skin is acidic. Acidic skin is more equipped to fight the spread of bacteria or fungi.
Therefore, it is important to maintain the 5.5 pH level to support the natural acid mantle of the little one against environmental stress. If this barrier is disrupted, it can become extremely dry and your baby’s ultra-sensitive skin then becomes susceptible to environmental factors such as weather, allergens, irritants and infection. Keeping these in mind, it is advisable to use a body wash for babies that are formulated using certified organic ingredients.
Choosing the right body wash that’s specially formulated for your baby, with the right pH balance will ensure that your baby’s skin gets the perfect nourishment. So what are you waiting for? Get this body wash for your baby right away!
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