I gave birth to my second baby in March and I still can't believe she's here. Both my children were born in the colder months, so both times I've had to be extra diligent when it comes to taking care of their skin. Having a newborn again has made me remember how delicate and sensitive their skin is and how important it is to take care of it from day one.
Back when Noah was a baby we didn't have many skin health concerns as he didn't suffer from any skin ailments, cradle cap or really any nappy rash either. We were very lucky with that but we did adhere to a strict skincare routine of not bathing him every night but skipping a day or two, using a very small amount of product in his bath and then using a natural oil to moisturise him with after he was dry.
This time around things are quite different with Ava. She's only been here for a few weeks but we've already had to pay close attention to her skin and really make sure we are using the best protection we can to keep her happy and healthy, for us it starts with a bit of a routine and our go to nappies - Pampers.
When she was only a few days old Ava started getting quite dry and flaky skin which I've been told is quite common in overdue babies, it's like she's shredding her skin. We've been combating this by being really careful about which nappies and wipes we use to make sure she stays as dry and as comfortable as possible. We are using Pampers premium protection nappies and Pampers sensitive wipes which I also used with my son because they are the only newborn nappy and wipes that are endorsed by the British Skin Foundation. This means that from the moment both my babies entered the world I felt confident that I was wrapping their bottoms in the best possible protection for their skin, and this time round with Ava, it’s proving especially important!
Of course lots of things change in the first few months especially, but we will be sure to pay extra special attention to her delicate newborn skin.
Do you have a skincare routine for your little one or do you have any tips that you would like to share? I'd love to hear them!
- This post was brought to you in collaboration with the Pampers Baby Board.