What would you have loved to know… BEFORE your pregnancy? BEFORE giving birth? BEFORE the first nappy?… from those who’ve walked the path before you?
Through our funny video series, you will discover anecdotes from other parents about their parenthood journey. Let’s spread the word and ensure our future parents never enter into this thing blindly.
Baby Skin Types
At birth, babies have an immature skin barrier. Your baby’s skin is highly delicate and vulnerable to daily outside attacks, and does not reach the first stage of maturity until the age of two. Between birth and age two, a baby’s skin is not yet able to retain the proper level of moisture it needs for its cells to function properly.
Since skin provides protection and aids sensory development, it needs specific care and your full attention from the time your baby is born. In order to give your baby’s skin the care it needs each day, you need to be able to recognize your baby’s skin type.
In Australia, eczema-prone skin affects 1 child in 3.
Easy to identify, it translates by extremely dry skin and sometimes red patches.
Hereditary factors are surely the most significant factors. This is valuable knowledge to have, since it will enable you to undertake preventive care, from birth onward, that could reduce the risk of your child developing eczema-prone skin by 33% to 50%1.
Discovering some small yellow patches on your baby’s lovely head? This is cradle cap.
It is one of the common skin conditions in infants, so no need to worry! Around two thirds of babies1 are affected by it. Cradle cap can appear very early in the first weeks of life and last from a few days to a few months, then disappear completely at around 2 years of age, although sometimes it may last longer.
Urine, stools, rubbing nappies… The very sensitive skin of your baby’s bottom is subject to many external stresses, on a daily basis. It is therefore essential to clean this area at each nappy change with wipes or cleansing water and to apply a nappy cream to prevent from irritation.