One of the loveliest things about a newborn baby is the softness of their skin. The problem is that the skin is as delicate as it is soft, making it vulnerable to damage and irritation.
A baby’s skin is much thinner than an adult’s1, so it’s important to always use products formulated for your baby’s delicate skin.
A baby's skin has a slightly higher surface pH2 than that of an adult and is extremely delicate – making it extremely sensitive.
When choosing a baby product, it's a good idea to avoid anything that contains strong detergents, preservatives or fragrances that could possibly cause irritated skin.
You should look for reliable baby skin care products, ideally they should be soothing and free from all colours, fragrances and preservatives.
It’s vital to keep your baby clean but many experts advise against bathing every day to avoid drying out the skin. Instead you can just thoroughly wash their face, neck, hands and bottom daily.
When you do bathe your little one, only use products with gentle and mild fragrance-free formulas that are specially developed for delicate skin. Try to avoid using any washing products that contain SLS (sodium lauryl sulphate that causes foam), lather or foam, especially soaps, bubble baths or shower gels that aren't formulated for babies.
It is important that the product provides nourishing care to baby's fragile skin. Ask a pharmacist or check the ingredients on any products before you buy them.
It's best to use plain water or use a baby wash that is gentle, mild and soap-free.
Help treat and protect baby’s skin with Bepanthen® Ointment at every nappy change
Bepanthen® Ointment has a unique dual action to help treat and prevent nappy rash.
First it helps to protect against nappy rash and keep the skin hydrated by providing a long lasting invisible, breathable and waterproof barrier. This helps to protect baby’s skin from the irritants that cause nappy rash.
Second, unlike some other nappy rash creams, Bepanthen® Ointment contains Pro-Vitamin B5 which helps the skin to maintain and repair its natural barrier from within. Bepanthen® Ointment is specifically formulated for baby's delicate skin.
A clinical study3 has shown that using Bepanthen® Ointment to help protect baby’s skin at every nappy change leads to a lower incidence of nappy rash.
Bepanthen® Ointment is free from all colours, fragrances and preservatives, so it’s the gentle choice to help treat and prevent baby’s nappy rash.
1. Stamatas 2009. 2. Hoeger 2002. 3. Putet G. et al. Realites Pediatriques 2001; 63:33-38.