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Did you know that your baby is born with a fatty layer, also known as vernix caseosa? This fatty layer is created during the 20th week of your pregnancy. The later the child is born, the less vernix caseosa (grease) your baby will have on their skin. This layer is actually useful because it protects against infections and ensures that your baby’s body temperature doesn’t drop too quickly. During the first few days, do not scrub this off, wait a week, then gently rub it off with a mild baby oil. Our soothing baby oil is the best choice because of its all natural and not harmful ingredients.
How Often Do You Have to Wash Your Baby’s Hair?
During the first few months, you only need water to wash your baby’s hair. If your baby was born with thick hair then you can use shampoo once a week. Our nourishing shampoo is a great option because it will not only clean but also protect your baby’s scalp.
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Does Your Baby Have Sensitive Skin?
Then a mild shampoo for your child is a must. Generally, baby shampoos are less acidic than hair products for adults. Our nourishing shampoo is suitable for babies with sensitive scalps. It does not contain PEG, SLS / SLES, phenoxyethanol, parabens or mineral oils, which makes it extra mild.
Naïf Mild Baby Shampoo is dermatologically tested and it gives an instant good hair day. Plus, it smells delicious and the bubbles won’t irritate your baby’s eyes.
What’s the Best Way to Wash My Baby’s Hair?
Either in the bath or in the shower: it’s up to you! For a newborn child, the easiest way is most probably a bath. Gently wet your baby’s hair, take a little bit of shampoo and massage it on his scalp, rinse well and you’re done!
It is crucial to remember that a baby only blinks around two times a minute, whereas an adult blinks around fifteen times. This is why it is important to keep an eye on your baby during bath times and make sure to use a soft washcloth to rub of excess water from his face.
Once your baby is clean, gently dry him off with a clean towel. Your baby’s skin is very delicate and 5 times thinner than the average adult skin, so do not rub it, as this might irritate it.
Does Your Baby Have a Cradle Cap?
No worries, your baby is not alone and most probably he won’t experience any discomfort from this. To solve it, just massage the scalp with our mild baby oil and a soft brush. Then wash his or her hair with our special mild baby shampoo.
What About the Rest of the Body?
At the beginning, you will give your child a bath two or three times a week. The hands can be cleaned regularly with a wet washcloth. If your baby has sensitive skin or eczema, then water would be enough. After a week, you can start with a very small splash of bath oil in the water.
Wash your baby well, pay extra attention to the armpits, groin, between the fingers, and under the neck. Do not leave him in the water for more than five minutes.