Have you ever heard the phrase “baby-like soft skin?” Of course, you must have. That means the skin of the babies is innocently soft and untouched. Skin is the largest part of the human body and a baby’s skin is much more vulnerable to infections and allergies, especially when they are born. Mothers are usually worried about their newborn’s skin and take extra care to make sure things remain under control. Questions like how to make a baby bathe, or how many times to make them bathe, become quite tricky. If you are also struggling with such a dilemma then this blog is going to help you a lot.
Why are Babies' Skin Softer than Ours?
Babies are often born with a whitish creamy cover called Vernix Caseosa. Vernix caseosa means ‘a greasy covering’. During pregnancy vernix plays an important role in protecting the baby from the amniotic fluid. Vernix Caseosa is the protective layer same as the Lanugo. Lanugo is a hair layer that is usually visible in newborn babies whereas Vernix is a creamy and greasy layer formed of lipids, water, and proteins. These all have innate antibacterial properties.
After birth, Vernix Caseosa also plays an immense role in the moisturisation of the baby's skin. It acts as a natural moisturiser and locks the water to prevent water loss from the skin. It has antibacterial properties which protects the baby from infections they are prone to right after birth. The layer contains Vitamins and Melanin which protects the cells from damage caused by free radicals. The World Health Organization (WHO) recommends not removing Vernix just after birth, so that the mother and baby can enjoy some skin-to-skin contact. The removal of Vernix is recommended and can be done after six hours of birth. Usually, a bath removes the amniotic fluid from your baby’s skin, so you may not think twice about your baby receiving its first bath. But delaying the first bath has its own benefits.
As a parent, you always want to choose the best product for your little ones. From feeding supplies to diapers and wipes, you want what's best out there. Baby Wipes prove to be more useful than anything at this time. Babies are born with delicate skin, but wiping their body with 99% water wipes can help in both basic cleansing and protecting their delicate skin. While choosing 99% water wipes, make sure you opt for wipes that are free from alcohol and parabens.
A well-known skin problem in newborn babies is Eczema. This is the disease where babies develop red itchy patches on their faces, scalp, elbows, and knees. To control eczema, stop using soap and also reduce the bathtime of the baby, making sure that your baby wears only soft clothes. In such conditions, always consult with your paediatrician. Diaper rashes are another struggle to deal with when it comes to your newborn. When a baby’s skin is not properly dry after a bath or diaper change, it can cause rashes and sometimes bacterial or fungal infections as well. If your doctor allows, we recommend you use 99% Water Wipes especially during nappy changing to cleanse the area and moisturise it.
When it comes to choosing wet wipes for your newborn, we recommend you choose a brand that Doctor’s trust. Romsons specialises in various types of baby wet wipes that are 100% free from alcohol and parabens. Untouched by human hands and manufactured in our fully automated facilities, Romsons wipes are the safest option for your baby. The brand specialises in 3 variants:
Spongee Soft & Smooth Baby Cleansing Wipes: Spongee Baby Wet Wipes are incredibly safe and gentle on your baby's skin and help maintain the pH balance. Safe to be used on baby's face and intimate areas; use them for a nappy change, hand wipe, and face wipe. Enriched with Aloe Vera & Vitamin E, Spongee Baby Wipes are 100% Alcohol & Paraben-Free. Crafted from Hypoallergenic fabric, Spongee helps prevent any skin rashes or infections.
Romsons 99% Water Wipes: Crafted from Hypoallergenic fabric, our 99% Water Wipes are extremely safe and gentle on your baby's skin and help maintain the pH balance. Formulated from 99% Ultra Clean Water, these wipes are fragrance-free. Safe to be used on baby's face and intimate areas; use them for a nappy change, hand wipe, and face wipe. Enriched with Aloe Vera & Vitamin E, Romsons 99% Water Wipes are 100% Alcohol & Paraben-Free.
Poochie 100% Biodegradable Wipes: Poochie is safe and gentle on your baby's sensitive skin & the environment. Enriched with Aloe Vera and Vitamin E, Poochie Baby Wet Wipe gently cleanses and moisturises the skin. Safe to be used on baby's face and intimate areas; use them for a nappy change, hand wipe, and face wipe. Their construction from hypoallergenic fabric helps prevent any skin rashes or infections, and helps maintain the pH balance of the skin. Poochie Baby Wipes come in a lid pack that helps retain moisture for a long time.
When it comes to choosing a wet wipe for a newborn, we recommend you speak to the paediatrician to see what works best for your baby. But if skin is definitely a cause of concern, may we recommend you use Romsons 99% Water Wipes that are fragrance free and formulated with 99% Ultrapure water.
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