5 Skin Care Products That Are A Must For All Newborns

5 Skin Care Products That Are A Must For All Newborns

11 May 2022 | 4 min Read

Sayani Basu

Author | 216 Articles

Having a baby sounds exciting but the first few months are not as exciting as they sound. Most new mums are not prepared for the stress and anxiety that comes with having a newborn in the house. 

From the many sleepless nights to breastfeeding issues, the countless diaper changes and choosing the right baby products for the baby, being a new mum can be stressful.

New parents are usually seen stressing over the essentials needed to take care of the baby. Keeping a checklist on what products are necessary for your newborn baby is helpful.

We’ve done the needful for you. This list of must-have newborn essentials will make life easier for new parents as well as expecting parents.

Your infant’s skin needs extra care and attention as it is still developing. | Image Source: pexels

Five Must-Have Skincare Essentials For Your Newborn Baby

Your infant’s skin is ultra-thin and delicate. It needs extra care and attention as it is still developing. Hence, it is important to give their skin the right amount of nourishment. Here are five must-have skin-care essentials for your little one:

  1. Baby wipes: Baby wipes are specially made keeping in mind the delicate skin of your little one which needs gentle care and cleansing.

You should opt for the ones that have natural ingredients such as aloe vera, calendula extract, allantoin and vitamin E.

These wipes gently clean your baby’s skin. They promise to keep the skin moisturised and soothed. These wipes also have anti-inflammatory properties that heals rashes and provides gentle protection to your little one’s skin.

  1. Massage oil: It is recommended by the paediatricians to massage your newborn baby daily for the psychosocial development as well as their overall healthy growth.

The massage gives positive stimulation and relaxes your baby. Make sure you choose the ones that have organic almond oil, moringa oil, avocado oil and organic saffron oil and are devoid of sulphates, parabens, artificial fragrances and artificial colour.

Choose a baby body wash that has USDA Certified ingredients and gently cleanses the skin without stripping away natural oils. | Image Source: babychakra.com

  1. Baby wash: During the first few weeks, your infant’s skin needs extra care as it is still developing. Hence, nourishing your baby with a body wash will be a great idea.

Choose the ones that are specially formulated for your baby using rose oil, manjistha extracts, strawberry extracts, neem extracts, beetroot extracts, and aloe vera and are made with USDA Certified ingredients.

  1. Baby shampoo: A baby shampoo with the extract of aloe vera, rice, hibiscus, and triphala, sandalwood oil and rosemary oil will cleanse your little one’s scalp without stripping away the natural oils and will deeply nourish your little one.

It is advisable to use baby care products that are clinically proven and free from paraben, mineral oil, synthetic colour, synthetic fragrance, and BHT.

  1. Diaper Rash Cream: A newborn has to wear diapers the whole day. As a result, his/ her bottom is constantly exposed to bacteria-breeding moisture.

Therefore, a diaper rash cream is an essential part of newborn care in order to prevent and treat diaper rashes. A diaper rash cream acts as a moisturiser to prevent dry, rough, scaly, itchy skin and minor skin irritations.

Choose a diaper rash cream that is clinically proven and free from mineral oil, petroleum jelly, paraben, phenoxyethanol, synthetic colour and fragrance, and silicone.

Preparing for the arrival of your baby can be fun but at the same time exhausting too. By following this checklist, you’ll have all the things that are a must for your infant’s skin. These products will pamper your baby’s delicate skin for sure.

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