It’s Spring. Love is in the air and you’re ready to shake off your Winter lethargy. If you’re a new mommy or daddy, it also means you have to prepare for your baby’s first (possibly second or third) Spring. We’ll save you some time before you even read the article – the top 10 things you need to do for your baby’s skin are as follows (you won’t BELIEVE number 7): moisturize, moisturize, moisturize, moisturize, moisturize, moisturize, moisturize, moisturize, moisturize, moisturize. We can’t stress this enough! If you haven’t guessed by now, this article is about caring for your baby’s skin in the Spring (and early Summer).
The number one tip you need to remember this Spring, even if you forget all the others, is to regularly moisturize your baby’s skin – after going for a swim or taking a bath, and before and after spending time outside. Babies have delicate, sensitive skin and the transitional period between seasons (particularly between Winter and Spring) can have damaging effects on your baby’s skin. The reason moisturizer is so important is that one of the most damaging effects caused by transitional weather patterns (which in turn cause the air to be dryer than usual) is skin dryness. We recommend using Baby Sebamed Body Lotion and Baby Sebamed Protective Facial Cream. Each one of these products was scientifically formulated to maintain your baby’s skin pH at a healthy 5.5 while also protecting against dryness.
Once you make it part of your daily routine to moisturize your baby’s skin, the next thing you need to remember is that your baby’s skin needs to be protected from the sun at all times. Springtime means more time outside for everyone in the family. After a long, cold Winter, everyone will want to get out in the sun and enjoy the gifts of nature. By this time, the sun’s UV rays are particularly harsh and you should take extra steps to protect your baby’s skin than you would to protect your own. While you should definitely apply sunscreen (such as Baby Sebamed Multi-Protect Sun Spray) to your baby’s skin if you plan on spending any amount of time in the sun, the best thing you can do for your baby is to limit overall exposure to the sun in the first place. This can be accomplished easily by draping a soft, neutral-coloured blanket over your baby’s stroller and by getting your baby a pair of baby sunglasses (they’ll look super cute AND their eyes will be protected).
After a long day outside (at least in baby terms), the best way to cool off is with a nice, relaxing bath. We recommend first wiping your baby down with Baby Sebamed Oil Wipes to get rid of any excess dirt and sweat. After that, treat your little one with Baby Sebamed Bubble Bath and scrub them clean with either the Baby Sebamed Cleansing Bar or the Baby Sebamed Gentle Wash. Lots of sweating during the day may also cause your baby to develop a diaper rash, but that won’t be a problem if you use Baby Sebamed Diaper Rash Cream. All of these steps will ensure that your baby’s skin stays smooth and protected against dryness. Don’t forget to moisturize afterwards!
The last thing you should keep in mind this Spring is that you should only use products that were specifically formulated for babies. Every product in the Baby Sebamed range was rigorously tested and approved by dermatologists for babies, meaning you can trust our products to provide the care your baby’s skin needs, such as maintaining a pH of 5.5, keeping the skin smooth and supple, and protecting against dryness. For more information on the Baby Sebamed range, visit our website and see every product for yourself.