The secret of baby's skinBaby’s skin is five times thinner than adults’, meaning that it absorbs externally applied substances more quickly and reacts more sensitively.
01 December 2017
The secret of baby's skin
Sensory organ and protective coverBaby's skin is highly sensitive, thin and requires special protection. After birth, your baby loses the protective warmth of the mother’s body and the only barrier between her and the outside world is her skin. That’s why the skin needs special help to carry out its important role.
The special character of babies’ skinBaby skin is five times thinner than adults’, meaning that it absorbs externally applied substances more quickly and reacts more sensitively. In fact, your baby’s skin is still developing and the stratum corneum gradually offers increasing protection from external influences. The acid mantle and barrier function must also develop. And because the sweat glands are not yet fully formed, the little body struggles to regulate its heat balance independently.
Babies need a warming, protective covering after birth. And not only with natural, breathable materials used to cover and clothe the baby’s skin, but also particularly gentle care products and loving skin-to-skin contact. Because careful, loving skin-to-skin contact makes an important contribution to helping your baby’s development.
“Your little one learns a lot about the world through the skin. With each touch, a baby finds a new point of reference in this new life.”
The key: in the first few months, it is important not to overdo the products used on your baby’s skin. Much can be avoided - for example your baby does not need bubble. One bath a week is certainly sufficient in the first few months, and on other days you can wash your baby with a damp soft flannel. After washing or bathing, the Calendula Body Lotion protects your baby’s skin and provides it with moisture. The area covered by nappies is the most sensitive part of the body. The warm, damp environment is a challenge for the developing skin and can encourage the growth of bacteria.
What kind of care does your baby’s skin need?
At each nappy change, it’s good for the skin to be cleaned with warm water, a soft cloth and then cared for with a few drops of Calendula Baby Oil fragrance free. Allowing your baby to move about for a few moments with the nappy region uncovered is also good for the skin. The Calendula Nappy Change Cream provides protection and prevents soreness.
A question of ingredientsBecause babies’ skin is special, care products need to be specially adapted to their needs. Few, but nevertheless high quality natural ingredients are perfect: the composition of plant oils resembles the composition of the skin’s hydrolipid layer. The product therefore blends into the natural protective film on the skin and thanks to the natural ingredients, no sealing coat is created. This means the delicate skin can breathe and develop, while being protected by our natural care ranges.
The Weleda baby care range only contains high quality ingredients and provides delicate babies’ skin with everything it needs in this important stage of life and development.
“Delicate babies’ skin is very special. It needs a lot of warmth and protection.”