Rub a dub dub – baby’s in the tub. July 05 2017, 0 Comments
You just can’t beat the perfection of a newborn; they are born into this world so perfect and so pure. The first time you settle them into a bath, you become so aware of how many firsts your little baby is going to experience in their life.
On the topic of firsts, we recently started stocking Pure Beginnings so we thought it appropriate to do a little piece on baby skin care; just enough to get you started as a first time mom.
Bathing a newborn for the first time is quite a daunting process. Most of you would have attended an antenatal class where they do a demonstration on a doll. As helpful as this is, it is a whole new ball game when it is a wriggling, crying little baby so we recommend inviting one of your “mom-friends” over when you bath your baby for the first time and they can show a few tricks to it.
You could also have a nurse give you a demonstration on your baby before you leave the hospital but just to bear in mind that The World Health Organization advises delaying your baby's first bath for the first 24 hours to allow for the Vernix (the waxy white layer most babies are born with) to play its part in acting as a anti-bacterial layer for your baby’s skin. Because of the role of Vernix and the sensitivity of your baby’s skin, some moms don’t like to bath their babies for the first week or two, until the umbilical chord has dried out and fallen off, but rather sponge bath them.
As newborns are not very active at this stage of their lives, it is recommended by experts to only bath your newborn 2-3 times a week to prevent their skin drying out. Some parents on the other hand, prefer to bath their babies daily because it gets them into a little routine. Whichever approach you take as a parent, it is definitely advisable to use tear-free shampoos and fragrance-free creams. Drum roll … Pure Beginnings.
This is why we chose to stock Pure Beginnings – they just seem to have checked all the newborn skin care boxes:
- They use ultra mild surfactant that doesn’t strip moisture from your baby’s skin.
- Their product focuses on encouraging the beneficial bacteria on the surface of the skin and maintaining the normal pH of Skin.
- It also supplements with a prebiotic food source that only the beneficial flora can feed on.
The added perks of Pure Beginnings is that their product is rapidly biodegradable so great for the environment and the they use recyclable packaging.
Environment. Check. Best for baby’s skin. Check.
We have a range of Pure Beginnings products to choose from and whatever your preference about bathing, you can rest assured that this product has your baby covered; from bum creams to sensitive baby wash, you absolutely can’t go wrong.
If you have any questions about the range, don’t hesitate to contact us.
To view the full range of products, please click here.
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