Saturday, October 24, 2015

Posted On October 24, 2015 by Team iCynosure.

When people become parents they want the best for their children, be it a cobbler on the street or a millionaire in a palace, they want the world for their little ones. Every parent has great aspirations for his child and thats what parenthood is all about. Giving your child the best, sometimes even beyond your own means is what parents are capable of pushing themselves to do. I only began to identify with those feelings when I first held #PrincessHeer in my arms. 

There wasn’t a single moment when I didn’t want to stroke her face or nuzzle her ear or kiss her forehead. However the little one who looked like she had just stepped out of a ‘Baby Product’ commercial began having break-outs in less than a few weeks. A long worried chat with her paediatrician made me realise that there is much more to caring for my little bundle of joy than just basic healthcare. I needed to look into her skincare routine closely as well and did I make that my mission… Here are those simple, yet extra-special efforts I introduced in her skincare routine to ensure the protection it deserved. 

Bathing Basics: Baby skin is the most fragile at the time of birth and has to be prepped up over time. Even though most paediatrician recommend not to massage, age-old tradition was followed. We massaged #PrincessHeer every morning with home-made almond oil and then we bathe her in lukewarm water. We paid special attention to the skin-folds and then usually let her air-dry or dabbed her gently while avoiding to rub her skin. 

Natural Products: Two thumb rules we followed for using baby products were; one: to use natural fragrance-free and mild products and two: to always do a swatch test first on the inner side of the arm to rule out allergies. We always moisturised her skin after a bath to ensure it retains its natural oils and also during bedtime and during the day if the weather turned dry. We opted for lotions and creams, avoiding soaps as I felt they would be harsh for her skin. 

Diaper Essentials: It was one of the most tricky parts of skincare; picking the right mode of keeping her skin dry. After a few tries we finally opted for diapers that are soft with an all-round protection. While changing, we wiped her skin with baby wipes and applied diaper cream to keep the skin moisturised and rash free. A new launch from Pampers brings you the softest ever Pampers Premium Care Pants. Its cotton-like softness is #SoftestForBabySkin and allows it to breathe, thus keeping baby’s skin soft and healthy, and your baby happy. 

Clothing Prerequisites: Depending upon the weather conditions we got baby clothing in natural fabrics like cotton, linen, hemp and wool. Breathable clothing allowed her skin to stay hydrated while protecting it against the harshness of the heat and cold. Another very important aspect of clothing we followed was to wash all clothing before first-time use and also wash them in a mild detergent, ones free of dyes, colouring and allergens. 

Vital Nourishment: Skin health and care is as important from the outside as well as from the inside. Just as the doctor ordered we exclusively breast-fed #PrincessHeer for the first six months, then introduced her to fruit-vegetable pulp and nutritious dals. Over the next few months we started to include almonds and walnuts to her daily intake along with pulses and lentils for protein and vitamins. We also supplemented water with semi-solids and solids to ensure digestion, hydration and overall growth. 

I think with these things in mind, we did pretty good. Is there something specific you included in your baby's skincare routine? 


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