Soft as a baby’s…

There are many sayings that have to do with babies. One of my favorites is “sleep like a baby”. It’s supposed to mean a calm peaceful sleep. I don’t know about you, but when my baby sleeps, it’s anything BUT calm. I prefer the term, “Gee, I wish I could sleep like my husband”. But that’s a whole other topic of conversation.
Another favorite that actually rings true is “soft as a baby’s bottom”. Oh the touch and feel of a baby’s skin!!! It never ever gets old. It’s just so sweet and soft and you just want to cuddle all day!!!

Sorry… I got caught up in thinking about that newborn feel and scent. Anyway, don’t you just wish their skin could stay that way as long as possible? So they won’t get older and spend time researching skin creams and their effectiveness and spending hours in Sephora trying to find the magic cream that will take away any imperfections? What were we talking about? Oh yes… baby skin. Well… there’s a number of things we can do to help our baby’s skin stay soft. Here’s a few tips!

1. Resist the urge to do a daily bath. They don’t need it. Unless you’ve enrolled your baby in newborn mud wrestling classes, a simple wipe down every other day will be fine. Shoot for 3 baths a week. Any more than that, (at least in baby’s first year) and you’ll be stripping natural oils and causing the skin to dry out.
Dry skin = no more fun smooth skin cuddling.

2. Eliminate scented items that will touch the skin. Detergents, lotions, oils that are scented are basically chemicals. The skin is quite porous. You’re essentially putting those artificial chemicals on the skin and they’re soaking right into the body.

3. Use natural fabrics – organic where possible. Your baby’s immune system is brand new. Give it a chance to develop before introducing too many foreign things. Our line of organic bodysuits are a perfect start for your baby to maintain that lovely skin!

4. Be careful what you’re wearing when you’re handling the baby. Heavy perfumes, certain fabrics, etc. could cause your baby to react.

In the unfortunate event that your baby does have any skin issues, seek a Dr’s advice. She will likely tell you all the things I just did. I’m joking. Only partially. A Dr. can also prescribe creams to help with diaper rash and eczema should that ever occur. But trying all of the things I listed will help tremendously!
What suggestions do you have for maintaining soft baby skin?

13 thoughts on “Soft as a baby’s…

  1. Kristi says:

    There’s nothing better than baby skin! Great tip on the fragrances – will keep that in mind when little one arrives 🙂

    • shugabebecouture says:

      Ohhhh I love the smell of a baby… and their breath! I would sniff my little ones all day. I got weird looks but I was in heaven! 🙂

  2. Tennille says:

    I love the feel and smell of a sweet newborn! Sleeping like one on the other hand would only be fitful and I’d wake up every couple of hours hungry. :-). Heavy perfumes was always a big one for me with my babies. I hated when a well meaning visitor came in and you could smell their perfume as soon as they came in the door ( even if it was a pleasant scent). I always wanted to discretely add an extra barrier blanket before I passed the baby to them.

    • shugabebecouture says:

      Yes! I felt the same way. I would give them one of my husband’s t-shirts to put over their clothes. My little one has super sensitive skin so we haven’t used scented detergents in 3 years. I don’t wear perfume around him either.

    • shugabebecouture says:

      My little one would break out instantly when he came in contact with scented detergents or perfumes. Keeping one of hubby’s t-shirts at hand for guest to slip over their clothes always came in hand.

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