When it comes to a newborn, there are many firsts, such as their first meal and diaper change. The first baby bath, though, is one of the things that can make some parents nervous. The thought of handling a squirmy, slippery, and fragile newborn can be nerve-wracking. Fortunately, Cetaphil baby products can help you out!
Whether you’re bathing your first baby or your third, you’re bound to have some newborn bathing questions such as when should you bathe them and how often?
Contrary to popular belief, most babies do not require daily bathing. Most newborns may only need to be bathed 2 or 3 times a week or every other day due to all the diaper changes and wiping of the mouth and nose after feedings.
Here are some tips for bathing and maintaining good skincare for your newborn.
Best Cetaphil Baby Bath and Skincare Products
1. Choose tear-free and paediatrician-recommended products
The skin of a baby is delicate. Proper skincare and bathing for your baby can help maintain the health and texture of his or her skin while also providing a pleasant experience for both of you.
Generally, it is best to use baby bath products that are recommended by paediatricians and free from harmful ingredients such as paraben and mineral oils. The Cetaphil Baby range is our choice for baby skincare products as they are the skin experts!
Started in 1947 specifically for dermatological needs, Cetaphil is a skincare brand invented by a pharmacist. Now it is used by millions of people with sensitive skin all over the world.
Besides being recommended by paediatricians, mothers trust Cetaphil products as it is the number one dermatological skincare brand in Singapore*.
Cetaphil Baby is formulated to be gentle for daily use and to soothe baby’s delicate skin, with no parabens, mineral oil, colourants or animal origins.
Enjoy bathtime bliss with gentle cleansing and trusted protection that Cetaphil Baby with Organic Calendula range provides. Why mums love this range:
- Every product is dermatologically tested and formulated with soothing Organic Calendula extract to provide your baby’s skin with nourishing care
- Gently cleanses and provides up to 24-hour trusted protection, so your baby’s skin is hydrated and feels soft all day
- Calendula has anti-inflammatory, antioxidant, and skin healing properties
- Every product is hypoallergenic and is suitable for baby’s delicate skin
So what does it mean when products are hypoallergenic?
It’s a term used by dermatologists that refers to products that have been formulated to be less likely to cause allergic reactions. With the label, parents can be rest assured that Cetaphil Baby products are safe to use on baby’s delicate skin, which is prone to skin irritations.
2. Gentle protection for your baby’s skin
We understand that a baby’s skin is naturally more delicate than that of an adult. But why is that?
Simply put, your baby’s skin layers are up to 30% thinner than yours, and it loses moisture twice as quickly, putting him or her at risk for dryness and discomfort.
Because babies’ skin is thinner, they are more susceptible to dry skin and it’s uncomfortable for your little one. Therefore, it’s important to take extra care and only use dermatologically tested products that will help moisturise your baby’s skin.
As the baby slowly and gradually adjusts to the new environment during the first few months, we must take proper care of baby’s skin during this period by using dermatologically tested products.
The Cetaphil Baby Wash & Shampoo with Organic Calendula is a gentle and tear-free wash that lathers and cleanses gently, leaving baby’s skin and hair soft and pleasantly scented. The 2-in-1 wash is formulated for convenience to cleanse dirt and bacteria from your baby’s skin and hair gently without causing dryness. With glycerin and aloe vera to nourish baby’s delicate skin, the pH balanced formula is also clinically proven to provide long-lasting moisturisation for up to 8 hours.
Babies are born with delicate skin. To prevent the skin from drying out, moisturise your baby’s skin with a dermatologically tested lotion daily.
Nourish your baby’s skin with the Cetaphil Baby Daily Lotion with Organic Calendula that is clinically proven to keep baby’s delicate skin hydrated for up to 24 hours! It’s formulated with Organic Calendula extract, sunflower seed oil, sweet almond oil, and panthenol to keep baby’s body skin soft and protected. It absorbs into baby’s skin quickly and does not feel sticky and uncomfortable.
If you’re looking for a baby cream with maximum strength to treat very dry and chaffed skin, we’d recommend the Cetaphil Baby Advanced Protection Cream with Organic Calendula. The multi-purpose cream is packed with Organic Calendula, allantoin, shea butter and glycerin to soothe and protect baby’s face and body against irritation and discomfort. It’s also clinically proven to keep baby’s delicate skin nourished and hydrated for up to 24 hours.
3. Be proactive in preventing diaper rash.
The best way to prevent diaper rash is to change your baby’s diaper often, especially if your baby has diarrhoea. If your child has diarrhoea, you can also help to prevent diaper rash with an unscented barrier cream, such as zinc oxide-based paste, to protect the skin.
Protect and prevent itchy diaper rashes with the NEW Cetaphil Baby Diaper Cream with Organic Calendula. Backed with decades of research, the gentle and soothing formula is dermatologically proven to relieve and prevent diaper rash with a delicate yet effective blend of Organic Calendula and zinc oxide. It’s easy to apply thanks to the non-sticky texture, which creates a long-lasting yet breathable barrier that keeps your baby’s skin hydrated all day every day!
What we love about all Cetaphil Baby bath products is that they provide 5-fold protection for even the most delicate skin. Recommended by paediatricians, Cetaphil Baby is formulated to be
- Moisture Seal
- Skin barrier
The Organic Calendula range is dedicated to care for newborn, delicate skin with its soothing, anti-irritating and moisturising properties. Try Cetaphil Baby today! Cetaphil® Friends (cetaphilfriends.com.sg)
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*IQVIA Singapore National Sales Audit for D02 – Emollients & Protectives market. Total SG, MAT Dec 2020
^Total of 200 dermatologists and paediatricians in Germany surveyed online from Feb to Mar 2015