Caring for your baby’s skin

Your skin acts as an important barrier that protects you from the outside world. Winter is harsh on your baby’s skin and strips it of its natural moisture which can lead to chapping, redness, and irritation in general. Babies are also more prone to outbreaks of eczema in the cooler months, which is why it is vital to take care of their sensitive skin and make the necessary changes to provide them with a unique daily cleansing and moisturising skincare routine.

Try these products to keep your baby’s skin hydrated and healthy:

Epimax baby & junior cream, R95, is a gentle and mild emollient for dry skin, eczema and psoriasis that can be used as a substitute to soap and it’s mild enough to use from birth.

Beauscience baby cologne, R35, contains lavender and rosemary oil, leaving your baby smelling their best and feeling fresh and clean.

Baby Dove shampoo, R95, is hypoallergenic and tear-free, keeping your baby’s hair and scalp moisturised and clean from one wash to the next.

Sebamed baby wash, R94,95, has a 100% soap and alkali free formulation. This dermatologically tested product is recommended by doctors for cleansing in cases of atopic eczema. The specially formulated mild wash supports the moisture balance of baby’s skin and the development of your baby’s skin.

Pure Beginnings Organics massage and bath oil with Kalahari melon, R99, is rich in healthy fatty acids and a blend of moisturising and calming oils to nurture and protect delicate skin. Great for the organic mom. Also try Pure Beginnings Organics cream wash, R99, formulated with prebiotic and probiotic ingredients.

Beauscience baby talcum powder, R99, is a scented powder which rapidly absorbs excess moisture, leaving your baby’s skin velvety soft all day.

Dove Rich Moisture Hand and Face Wipes, R31,95, is a handbag essential and effectively removes impurities while instantly moisturising baby’s delicate skin. Gentle and suitable for use all over.

Bepanthen nappy rash, R69is a breathable dual action barrier cream that helps treat and protect your baby’s bottom from irritants and nappy rash. It contains Pro-Vitamin B5 which helps the skin to maintain and repair its natural barrier from within.

Baby Dove soap bar, R12,95, is a PH neutral soap that replenishes essential moisture and nutrients in your baby’s skin to keep it soft.

Johnson’s baby jelly, R32,95, is made with nourishing oil to lock in moisture for up to 24 hours, protecting your baby from wetness and keeping your baby’s skin smooth, soft and healthy

Soil organic blended oil, R99, is a gentle blend of chamomile, lavender and olive oil to help keep your baby’s skin moisturised, while promoting growth, development and relaxation.

More tips for new moms

Personal development and Mommy blogger, Jonelle du Pont shares some more insight into caring for your baby’s skin:

Change nappies regularly to prevent rashes and irritation from dampness against the delicate area. Choosing nappies that work for your baby is something that takes a little trial and error. A brand that works well for others may not work well for your baby. The same applies to using wet wipes. We tried various nappy brands until we found the right ones. Pampers premium diapers were great when he was newborn but as he got older we had to switch to Huggies to keep him dry during the night. We also made sure to change his nappy right before bedtime to ensure he was dry for longer periods. We use Baby Dove wipes which are awesome! They don’t rip as easily as other wipes and they come out the bag individually, leaving them fresh right to the end.

Bepanthen or another similar barrier cream should be used on your baby’s bum to prevent wet nappies causing irritation. Bepanthen bum cream was a lifesaver. We used it with every nappy change for the first year of my son’s life and he had one nappy rash during summer, which cleared away within a few days.

After your baby has a bath, a nice body lotion helps to lock in the moisture and prevent the skin from drying out. Bathing a baby every day can be too harsh on the skin and can cause drying. Instead, bath your baby two or three times a week in warm water. At bath time we used the Pure Beginnings organic range. It was a bit pricier but gentle on my baby’s skin and smelled amazing. After his bath, we rubbed his body in plain, scent free aqueous cream.

For more stories and insights into being a mom visit Jonelle’s blog.

Win with BSA and Baby Dove

One lucky beauty (and baby) stands a chance to win a nourishing Baby Dove skincare hamper. The Baby Dove range goes beyond mildness to deliver top-to-toe care to keep your baby’s delicate skin healthy and hydrated. The Dove Baby range is hypoallergenic and dermatologist and pediatrician-tested and every lotion and rash cream is rich in moisture, making it mild enough to use on newborns.

The Baby Dove hamper includes:

* 2x baby wipes
* 2x baby lotion
*2x head to toe baby wash
* shampoo
* baby bar soap
* nappy cream
* petroleum jelly

These products are guaranteed to keep your little ones happy this winter. Enter below!

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This competition is open to SA residents only and closes at 09:30 am on 1 September 2017. You may enter as many times as you wish, if you would like to increase your chances of winning. The winners will be drawn from all the correct entrants and notified via email. This prize cannot be exchanged for cash.’s decision is final and no correspondence will be entered into. We will not share your information with any third parties. If winners do not respond to email notification within three days, another winner will be drawn. will supply all hampers to the delivery company in good order, but will not be held liable for the condition of hampers arriving at the winners’ chosen delivery address. Please allow six to eight weeks for delivery. If you have won a prize on in the last two months, you are ineligible to win this competition.

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