Bath & Skin

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New parents are often inexperienced in bathing their babies and properly taking care of their skin, so if you are one of those parents, you’ve hit upon the right resource! Our bathing tips and must-have baby skin care essentials will have you feeling like a pro in no time.

What are the newborn bath & skin care essentials?

The first thing to keep in mind is that babies’ skin can be extremely sensitive during infancy. And when you factor in additional skin conditions such as dry skin or allergic skin, you will see just how important it is to find the right bath and skin care regime for your baby.

While it is true that what works for one baby may not work for another, there are certain baby skin care products that will generally work for most newborns. For infants whose skin can handle it, soap or body wash are good options to help get your baby’s skin clean. Other popular products include shampoos, lotions, oils, and powders, although these may not be suitable for all newborns.

How to bathe your newborn

Bathtime looks very different for a newborn than it does for a toddler. Since they can’t yet sit up on their own, newborns cannot be left alone to splash around in the bathtub the way an older child might. That is why the first thing to keep in mind when preparing a baby bath is to gather all the necessary supplies, as you won’t be able to leave the bathroom during the process. Grab something to dry off your baby with, as well as a clean diaper and clothes to dress them in afterward. If you’re using any baby bathing products, you should also grab those at this time.

Step 1: Ensure that both the bathroom and water are a comfortable temperature for your baby—neither too hot nor too cold, but warm enough that your baby doesn’t get fussy. You can test the water temperature with your elbow.

Step 2: Undress your baby and gently lower them into the water while supporting their head. Start by cupping a small amount of water in your hands and gently pouring it over your baby to clean off their head and face.

Step 3: Wash your baby’s body using your hands, a wash cloth, or a sponge. If you are using any bathing products on your baby, rinse them off well. Get into all the small folds on your baby’s arms and legs, and clean your baby’s bottom, as well.

Step 4: Once your baby is thoroughly clean, wrap them up in a towel, bathrobe, or other bath wear, then lie them down on a flat surface to dry them off before dressing them back up.

What should I put on my baby's skin after a bath?

Depending on the needs of your baby’s skin, you may want to use a product like cream or ointment or powder to prevent rash before placing your baby back in diapers. For babies who are a little older than newborns, using lotion can be a good way to counteract the drying effect of body wash or soap.

What are the baby bathing & skin care brands?

Peekaboo offers a whole world of baby skin care options! If you’re looking for something to wash your baby in, you can opt for Jikel’s standing bath & changing table, bathers from Mastela and Summer Infant, or baby bath tubs from Shnuggle and Keeeper. Then there are the soaps and bath boms from Clementoni Science & Play—all designed to make bath time more fun.

When it comes to cleansing products, you can choose from leading brands like Chicco, Aveeno, Cetaphil, Dove Baby, Johnson’s, and Sebamed all offering shampoo, body wash, lotion, SPF spray, and more. Then, you have your treatment products such as Vicks Vaporub, Bio-Oil gels and oils, Sudocrem healing cream, as well as zinc & castor oil creams from Healthpoint and Bells Healthcare.

Peekaboo also offers baby grooming products such as comb and brush sets as well as manicure sets by Kikkaboo, Moon Baby, or Tommee Tippee. For the tech-friendly parents, there are electric nail care sets by Haakaa, as well as nail trimmers and replacement filing discs by BB Luv. 

What should we pay attention to when choosing baby skin care products according to age?

When dealing with newborns, it is best to err on the side of caution and very slowly introduce baby skin care products into their routine, unless they have specific skin conditions that require certain products. As kids age, it is important to pick age-appropriate products such as shampoos and body washes—which will often have the age range printed right on the bottle—as you don’t want your precious ones to experience discomfort with stinging eyes or skin.

If you’re ready to shop for the best skin care products for your baby, check out Peekaboo’s wide selection now!