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Most babies are born with gorgeous, soft and delicate skin. To help keep it that way, it’s important to follow a simple skin care routineto help gently cleanse, nourish and hydrate your baby’s delicate skin. Until your baby turns two, their skin defense system is still developing, which is why their skin is more sensitive and vulnerable to damage. This also means that you have to be very careful about what you put on your baby’s skin. We put together a list of gentle baby skin care essentials that’ll help you care for your little one from head to toe.
Bath time essentials
1. Baby Bath Soap
Babies need to be bathed only 2-3 times a week until they are around 6 months of age as their skin is extremely sensitive, loses moisture quickly and can get easily irritated by over-cleansing. At around 6 months, you can start bathing your baby more frequently and better still, makebath time a part of your pre-bedtime ritual to help your little one wind down at the end of the day.
To help gently cleanse your baby’s delicate skin, you need an ultra-mild baby soap that cleanses skin ever-so-gently and helps preserve the skin’s natural moisture, leaving it soft and nourished. Based on your baby’s skin type, you can choose from our mild, hypoallergenic and dermatologically-tested baby bar soaps.
2. Tear-Free Baby Wash
A tear-free baby bath wash can make bath time so much easier and relaxed for both you and your baby. You can either pour it into your palm or pour some on a wet wash cloth to clean your baby’s body. Try the Softsens Tear-free Baby Wash that is enriched with a mild aqua-based tear-free formulation to prevent any skin or eye irritation during bath time. This 100% soap-free body wash is packed with natural milk cream & shea butter and is great for babies with sensitive skin as it gently cleanses without stripping the skin of its natural oils, leaving it perfectly soft and smooth.
3. Tear Free Baby Shampoo
You don’t need to shampoo your baby’s hair more than 2-3 times a week but their delicate strands do require extra-gentle care & cleansing.Ensure that you use a mild, tear-free baby shampoo that won’t sting your baby’s eyes during a bath. We recommend the Softsens Tear-free Baby Shampoo – a mild aqua-based shampoo that ensures gentle cleansing without leaving behind any residue. It has castor oil to strengthen roots and moisturize the scalp along with a conditioning agent to keep those sweet locks soft and tangle-free.This uniquely-formulated shampoo also has orange essential oil that helps infuse Vitamin C into your baby’s strands, to help stimulate hair growth and prevent hair loss.
For more baby bath time tips, check out our blog – 10 ways to make bath time fun & relaxing for your baby!
4. Baby Wipes
Baby wipes are a parent’s best friend. Not only will you use (lots of) these for cleaning your baby’s diaper area, but you’ll also need them to clean drool, spit-up and all sorts of other daily messes. And because you’ll be using them all over your baby’s body, it’s important to choose baby wipes that are safe to use all over your baby’s skin. Softsens Premium All-Natural Baby Wipes are made from a pure & gentle blend of moisturizing lotion, hydrating jojoba oil and cooling aloe vera to cleanse, soothe and soften skin. These moisturizing wet wipes tick all the right boxes – they’re extra-soft, extra-thick, super-absorbent and durable. And most importantly, they’re completely safe to use on your baby’s skin. These 0% polyester, biodegradable cloth baby wipes are free from parabens, colour, alcohol and harmful chemicals.
5. Baby Powder
Constant diaper wearing can lead to excessive friction and moisture in your baby’s diaper region, which often leads to rashes, redness or irritation. However, you can help keep your baby’s diaper region cool, clean and dry with the help of a mild and gentle baby powder. Softsens Baby Powder is designed to absorb excess moisture and protect baby’s skin from rashes and irritation. This hypoallergenic and dermatologically-tested baby powder is free from parabens and harmful chemicals, making it safe for your little one. It is enriched with a gentle blend of natural ingredients that soothe and protect skin, including:
Patchouli oil: Has natural antibacterial properties; helps in treating skin irritations.
Clove leaf oil: Possesses antiseptic and antifungal properties to protect skin from heat rashes.
Olive oil extracts:Reduces inflammation; nourishes and moisturizes skin.
Amyris oil: Calms and soothes the skin and senses.
Use it safely on your baby’s skin by first putting some in the palm of your hand and then dabbing it on your baby’s skin. Make sure you keep it away from your baby’s face while doing so.
6. Diaper Rash Cream
Diaper rash is a pretty common skin condition that affects babies as they spend most of their time in diapers. However, you can easily help prevent and treat common diaper rash with a mild and gentle diaper rash cream. Softsens Baby Diaper Rash Cream is the perfect diaper rash treatment. It not only helps heal irritated skin but also prevents rash from occurring and can be used at every diaper change. This gentle, non-greasy& hypoallergenic cream is a blend of 6 soothing natural ingredients and Zinc Oxide that help create a safe barrier between your baby’s skin and the diaper, and also help treat inflamed and irritated skin, leaving it soft and healthy. It is dermatologically tested and free from parabens, SLES and alkalis.
7. Massage oil
Right from strengthening baby’s bones and muscles, to relieving gassiness and calming your baby, a daily massage has countless benefits for your little one. Use this one-on-one time to bond with your baby and make it a part of your daily routine. Both moms & babies love our Softsens Baby Calming Massage Oil which is a blend of 3 natural oils – olive, coconut and almond – that nourish, hydrate and condition your baby’s skin leaving it ultra-soft, smooth and supple. It’s also really light and non-sticky and quickly absorbs into your baby’s skin.
8. Baby Cream
Your baby’s sensitive skin does not have the ability to retain moisture the way that an adult’s skin does. This is why it’s important to moisturize your baby’s skin daily to help lock in moisture and keep it soft and healthy. Softsens Rich Moisturizing Cream hydrates baby’s skin from deep within, leaving it gorgeously soft and smooth. It is made from gentle yet powerful natural moisturizers like milk cream and shea butter that work together perfectly to nourish and hydrate skin. It is also packed with Vitamin E that helps keep skin hydrated for much longer and helps protect it from dryness and irritation.
9. Daily Moisturizing Lotion
After your baby’s bath, help seal in moisture by using a light moisturizing lotion all over their body. Here’s why we recommend the Softsens Daily Moisturizing Lotion:
Sun protection for sensitive skin
10. Baby Sunblock Lotion
With skin that’s far more vulnerable to sun damage, babies need sun protection too! Click here to read our blog on 8 Reasons why Babies need Sunblock too! Our Softsens SPF 30 water-resistant Sunblock Lotion was specially designed for your baby’s sensitive skin and is the perfect sunblock for the whole family. This broad-spectrum sunblock is made with the goodness of zinc oxide that helps safely block harmful radiation and protect skin. It also has Vitamin E, avocado & carrot extracts to protect and moisturize skin, leaving it nourished and healthy. This lightweight, gentle & oil-free lotion doesn’t clog pores or leave behind a white residue and is made without any parabens, sulphates, phthalates, SLS, SLES, mineral oil and alcohol, making it safe for your baby’s delicate skin.
Get your hands on all these must-have baby skincare essentials with the Softsens Complete Baby Bath & Skin Essentials Kit. Choose between the Essential Kit with 9 essential products or the Extra Love Kit with 12 baby essentials for all-round care!