Baby acne? Dry skin? A reaction rash? Hardly the images that come to mind when we think of a baby’s softer-than-soft skin.
But every parent knows that looking after a baby’s birthday suit isn’t actually child’s play. Those little beauties are sensitive.
So we asked our network of Mamamia parents for their biggest skin concerns when it comes to looking after their little ones, and put them to an expert.
Dr Hayley Dickinson (or “Dr Hayley” as she’s also known) is one of Australia’s leading research scientists for maternal health. She is also the lead consultant for endota Organics’ new skincare range for mother and baby called Nurture.
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Here’s her advice on keeping your baby’s skin deliciously soft for endless nuzzling.
1. I’m wanting to be more mindful of what I put on my baby’s skin but don’t know where to start. What would you suggest looking for when I choose a product? Any key words to look out for?
Dr Hayley: I think rather than seeking out particular ingredients it’s about avoiding some ingredients. Avoiding parabens, phlalates and phenols, as well as other chemicals that are known to cause irritation such as PEGs, colourants, artificial fragrances and the SLS and SLES class of surfactants.