In a woman’s life, being a mother is one of the best phases. When you become a mother, your primary concern becomes your baby, over everything else. You busy yourself with everything that concerns your new-born baby and the most important thing to do is to take care of the baby’s sensitive skin. If you are looking for some natural tips to make sure that your baby’s skin is soft and supple, here are a few simple tips.
1. Massage with Hot Oil
This is a well-known fact and every mother does this. A hot oil massage helps in nourishing and moisturising the skin. If you regularly massage the new born with hot oil before bathing the baby, its gentle skin will glow with nourishment. However, make sure that the oil which you use is suited for soft baby skin.
2. Maintain Optimal Bathing Temperature
The new born skin is extremely sensitive, so while showering or bathing it is advised to maintain the temperature of water at optimum level. It should neither be too hot nor too cold. This will adversely affect the soft baby skin, like tanning or drying up. Bathe your angel in pure, lukewarm water to keep its skin soft and moisturized.
3. Using Baby Scrub
You should use baby scrub which is mild and especially made for your little ones. A natural homemade scrub helps to get rid of the sticky dirt and impurities from the baby’s skin, making its skin clean and clear.
4. Mild Body Pack
As the new born is exposed to the world after nine months of the strongest protection in the womb, their skin is almost ten times as sensitive as an average adult’s skin. You can nourish and nurture the baby skin with some mild body pack prepared at home, using natural and herbal ingredients. Massage her skin with this body pack once or twice a week. You can use sandalwood paste, saffron, raw turmeric and milk cream to prepare the body pack. This will also protect the new born from skin infections and body rashes.
5. Apply Moisturizer
Keeping the baby skin moisturized is of immense importance. Without a good moisturizer, the baby skin will become dry and wrinkled, leading to itchiness and flakes. Try to use the best brands for your baby to avoid any kind of allergic reaction, even better, if you prepare a moisturizer at home using natural ingredients like milk cream and honey. Apply the moisturizer every four to five hours in a day to keep its skin soft and gentle.
6. Regulated Sunbath
Expose your baby to the Sun to make sure that she gets her daily dose of Vitamin D, but a prolonged exposure will cause painful sunburns and reddening of sensitive skin. Moving your baby around in a perambulator, while under the Sun, will prevent direct exposure to the scorching rays, while enriching her skin with the necessary amount of vitamins.
So, the above mentioned are few tips on how you can take care of your new born baby’s skin.