Baby Skin Care: The Do's and Don’ts

Having a baby is stressful! You are constantly worrying about your baby’s sleep regulation, their diet, warding off sickness, etc. Let California Pure Naturals help you create a safe skincare routine for your baby, so you have one less thing to worry about. We’ve compiled our favorite do’s and don’ts along with a few helpful tips to be sure your baby is getting the best skincare treatment and you can focus on enjoying being a mom!!

Bathing Your Baby’s Skin

DO: Bathe your baby regularly. It’s not necessary to bathe your child every day, that’s totally your call! We recommend using our Baby Gentle Foaming Cleanser. This vegan baby cleanser works on both your baby’s hair and body. It cleans thoroughly and gently and was created with your baby in mind without sulfates, artificial preservatives, phthalates, ethoxylates, artificial dyes or fragrances.

DON’T: Use hot water! Using hot water on your baby’s sensitive skin may hurt them, and can cause their skin to dry out. We recommend using warm water to pour over their body in consistent and even intervals to prevent them from getting a chill.

Moisturize Your Baby’s Skin

DO: Use a cream made specifically for babies to keep their skin hydrated. After you have finished washing them, pat their delicate skin dry and then use a Baby Lotion to trap the moisture gained during bath time and avoid irritation, dryness, itching and chafing. Our organic Baby Lotion is paraben-free and uses softening moisture-trapping ingredients including cocoa butter, shea butter, and calendula.

DON’T: Skip the moisturizer! Yes, your baby has new skin that is free from the things that plague adults and teenagers like scars, acne, wrinkles, etc. but this doesn’t mean that your baby’s skin is ready to fend for itself naturally just yet. Because their skin is so new, it has not acclimated to the elements and can benefit from the extra protection of a clean label, organic moisturizing lotion.

Protection From The Elements

DO: Speaking of protection from the elements, we recommend using sun protection when outdoors. Protect your baby from the sun’s rays , which can cause heat rash and sunburns, with California Pure Naturals Natural Baby Sunscreen SPF 30. This organic baby sunscreen provides broad-spectrum UVA/UVB protection without chemical sunscreens that may irritate babies’ sensitive skin.

DON’T: Dress your baby in tight clothes. Our instinct may tell us that tight clothes will protect skin from elements such as the wind, but because of their underdeveloped sweat glands, tight clothes can easily cause a heat rash on babies’ skin. Instead, dress your baby in layers when it’s windy outside and don’t forget to add a loose-fitting baby hat to protect from the sun!

Shop At Your Baby Skincare Experts’ Online Store!

At California Pure Naturals, we are on a mission to create safe, healthy, effective skincare for the whole family, including the youngest in our families. Each product is cruelty-free, vegan, gluten-free, all-natural, and organic using ingredients sourced locally and from suppliers we know and trust. Learn more about our ingredient transparency and browse the full line. Still have questions? Contact us at (800) 209-2412 or via our online contact form.