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Sensory organ and protective cover
Babies’ 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.
Babies’ 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.
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 bubbles. 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.
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.
Because 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.