Many parents face the problem of sensitive skin in their children on a daily basis. Unfortunately, for some children, rubbing too hard or a little cleansing lotion is enough to develop redness and pustules. How to deal with bathing children with sensitive skin?

Cosmetics in the care of a newborn

Let’s start with the basic issue, i.e. cosmetics. Most newborns don’t require every bath to be done with body cleansing products. In most cases it is enough to use a sponge or a washcloth dampened with water to remove sweat or possible minor dirt. Newborns don’t run around, don’t touch a lot of things, largely they only eat and sleep, so there is no need to ‘scrub’ their bodies each time while bathing. From time to time, you can of course use cleansing cosmetics, but you have to take care of some important issues. First, such products must be intended for children with sensitive skin. Besides, it is necessary to check all certificates proving that the cosmetic has been dermatologically tested and is safe for newborns. Certainly, in the case of the youngest children it is inadvisable to use all kinds of bathing balls or other bath additives which kids love, but often feel their effects on the skin later.

Delicate sponges and washcloths

Another very important aspect for children with sensitive skin are accessories used for washing. Some sponges or washcloths are too rough, which causes irritation on the body. In the case of delicate skin, the best solution is a bamboo washcloth which is made of very soft material. If you prefer to use sponges, choose the ones marked as soft and delicate.

What towels to choose?

The way your baby’s skin looks after a bath is also influenced by the type of towel you use. Starched, stiff towels are definitely not the best choice. Use bathing covers made of bamboo that are gentle on the child’s body, do not irritate or leave redness on their skin. Additionally, thanks to their interesting form, you just need to wrap your baby in it and put a hood on their head, and all the water awill be absorbed. So it is not necessary to rub the skin.

Correct water temperature

When it comes to baby’s sensitive skin, also remember that incorrect water temperature can be bad for your child. It’s not just about your child’s comfort in the bath, though this is of course a superior value, but also how the body will look right after bathing. Therefore, get a decent water thermometer that will allow you to accurately assess if the temperature is right for your baby. Importantly, many interesting models are available on the market, e.g. the koala water thermometer, which can also be used to attract the child’s attention during bathing.

Bathing is not the only moment that can have influence your child’s skin. It is also important to use care products that are suitable for sensitive skin. As in the case of cleansing cosmetics, also in the case of creams, powders or wet wipes, be sure to check the composition and any safety markings. As for the last product, i.e. wet wipes, it is worth choosing those that have almost only water in them and possibly a small amount of fruit extracts.

Individual differences between children

Of course, it’s worth remembering that every child is different and each can react completely differently to various cosmetic products or fabrics. Therefore, the most important thing is to constantly observe what is good for a newborn and what makes redness or rashes appear on their skin. Only constant monitoring of the reaction after various treatments will allow you to efficiently and accurately determine what care your child requires. Take care of your child’s skin with favourite accessories available in our shop!