From the day your baby is born, he or she is likely to come into contact with a skincare product that can make them feel more comfortable. Diaper rashes require a little TLC, childhood rashes like eczema need soothing, and baby bath time is a delicate process that involves not disrupting your child’s natural oil production. Unfortunately, many producers of baby skincare products do not pay attention to the natural delicacy of an infant’s skin. This is why many parents are now choosing to give their children the organic treatment.
Natural Skin Care for Diaper Rashes
Babies can’t help diaper rash, and the amount of urine and faeces they produce is often unpredictable. Diaper rash can occur at any time your infant or toddler is wearing a diaper. However, it is likely to become more potent once they move past the exclusive breastfeeding stage and onto eating and drinking different types of food.
Applying calendula baby cream to your little one’s diaper rash is a great way to soothe the abrasion. As well as speeding up the skin healing process, it acts as a barrier between your baby’s skin and further damage. It is for this reason that you may want to use it as a preventative measure, as well as a reactive one. That way, your baby can look forward to being rash free until he or she is ready to move onto potty training.
Jojoba Based Baby Oil
Jojoba is a popular oil amongst those who want to moisturise their babies’ skin. Jojoba has been used as a popular carrier oil in aromatherapy for hundreds of years. It is often the case that baby creams come with lavender, as it is a herb intended to soothe little ones who are having trouble sleeping. Commercial brands offering non-organic products may add lavender oil to their baby care ranges, but without the right carrier oil this can have little effect. Using a baby oil that features jojoba and lavender is a great way to nourish your baby’s skin, while exposing them to a herb that can help them sleep.
On the topic of lavender, it is possible to use it in a soothing balm to ease your little one’s woes at various times in their life. It is estimated that babies wake roughly once every four hours, until they produce enough melatonin to regulate their sleep cycles. Some babies may take longer than others to adapt to the world outside the womb, but there is no harm in giving them a little helping hand so the whole family can get a better night’s sleep. Lavender-based rubs are great for achieving this, and you can even indulge in using a little yourself if you like.
Organic Baby Chest Rubs
Few experiences are more unsettling than watching your little one try to breathe their way through a stifling cold. Most viruses are self-limiting, but there is no reason why you cannot ease your little one’s symptoms using organic baby products. Organic chest rubs usually feature blends of peppermint oil, clove oil, and thyme. Mixed together, they stimulate the mucus glands in the nose to produce less mucus, allowing your baby to breathe their way freely through the nose. In addition to this, there is evidence that these blends can soothe sore throats too. Do bear in mind that you need to use these blends alongside carrier oils.
From your baby’s skin to their respiratory system, there are various elements of your little one’s physiology that can benefit from organic skin care. Making the most of these products can help your little one relax and feel comfortable, making those early childhood years nicer for all involved.