The necessity of regular moisturising for babies
Babies are born with smooth and tender skin; it is a fact that we are all aware of. As much as we envy the baby-soft skin, it is not tough, and must be taken care of regularly to maintain the suppleness.
The uniqueness of baby skin
While taking care of our children's delicate skin, we must understand that it is significantly different from adult skin and must be treated with special care. The creams and lotions that we use on adult skin have distinctive ingredients including perfume and other chemicals that may be super sensitive to baby skin. That is why it is essential that we use emulsions that are expressly made for baby skin.
A baby's skin is thinner and more delicate than our own and tends to lose moisture quickly. It is also vulnerable to harmful chemicals in the environment. Moisturising helps to seal the skin and act as a natural barrier to harmful ingredients. It also helps to keep the skin healthy and soft.
The process of moisturising needs to mimic a massage
Massages are soothing for babies, and it becomes more effective when it is done with a proper moisturising cream or lotion. However, before a caregiver starts to massage a baby, they must ensure that their nails are short and trimmed, and all sorts of jewellery have been removed. A daily massage, of about 10 to 15 minutes after a warm bath ensures relaxation and tranquillity.
The magic of touch
'Touch Experiences' are essential for babies because it lets them connect with their caregiver. It allows the establishment of a special bond between the baby and its parents. Massages makes a baby feel more secure, comforted and loved. And things can be taken a few notches up with a massage that's soft, gentle, and moisturising.
Model: Aliza Mahmud