How to soothe babies sensitive skin

How to soothe babies sensitive skin

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It can be so disheartning to see our little ones in discomfort and not know how we can help them. While sensitive skin can be common for newborns and young babies, as parents we naturally want to protect them from any pain.  

Ecoriginals have helped thousands of babies become rash free through extensive research into natural baby care solutions. 

  • What can cause sensitive skin in babies? 
  • How to soothe your baby’s sensitive skin? 
  • Know what’s in your product.

What can cause sensitive skin in babies?

Baby’s skin is new and tender, their skin cells are smaller and therefore up to 30% thinner than an adults. Their skin needs time to strengthen, which means they can have a weaker outer barrier in their early months. This is why internal and external skin irritations can be quite common in new babies. 

Some examples are:

Harsh products

Using products that have harsh chemicals, conditioners or plastics can irritate the delicate barrier of baby’s skin. Be conscious of the household products you’re using, such as laundry detergents and soaps. 

Environmental factors

Your baby could be sensitive to harsher elements when you go outside. For example, if the weather is too hot or too cold, it can cause minor irritation. It’s important to be aware of the UV rays your baby is exposed to as well. 

Nappy & wipe irritants

Nappies and wipes are used on the most sensitive areas for little ones, imagine wearing plastic underwear all day every day, ouch! Many traditional nappies and wipes are made with toxins, plastics, conditioners, crude oil, and other harmful materials. 

Existing skin conditions

Babies are born with their own special make up and may be prone to different skin conditions. These could include eczema, dry skin or allergies. We recommend speaking to you GP with any concerns.

How to soothe your baby’s sensitive skin

Know whats in the products you use! Take a minute to look at the ingredients of your laundry detergent, soaps and other household products. Choose products that use the most natural ingredients, as they will be more gentle on babys skin. We suggest you test new products before using them as well, you can do this with a small patch test and wait 24 hours to minimise any adverse reactions. 

Be conscious of your surroundings

It can be hard to tell whether your baby is too hot or too cold, especially when they’re in their first few months and they run at a slightly different temperature. Watch for signs of discomfort or irritation and dress bub in easily removable layers to make your life easier. 

Choose natural, eco baby products 

Protect your baby’s sensitive skin by using nappies and wipes that are soft and plant based, removing their exposure to traditional harsh plastics, toxins and chemicals. Every layer counts, so when choosing your nappies have a look at what the top sheet, back sheet and core layers are made with. When you look at wipes, try to select ones that return to the earth.

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