Caring for the baby with Calendula

Since we found out about our pregnancy, when the first signs appear in our body, we give special importance to the care of our skin, because we know that it will undergo great changes, but once our little one arrives, we divert more care to the skin of the baby, who is especially delicate, since at birth they lose the natural protection they have in the womb. For this reason, taking care of your skin requires special attention to certain aspects, ranging from the selection of clothing, protection against the sun's rays or the use of quality natural hygiene products.. 
Although there are numerous beneficial herbs for the skin of our babies, in recent years calendula has been the great star of hygiene and child care products

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  • Calendula benefits 
  • How to take care of your baby's skin 

Calendula benefits 

Calendula is characterized by its antibiotic and anti-inflammatory properties. In addition, it has healing qualities and deeply hydrates the skin. Due to this, calendula is perfect for baby skin care, as it nourishes, cleanses and calms the adverse effects produced by irritations or chafing..
For this reason, there have been many brands that have produced hygiene and childcare products made with calendula., such as the Weleda brand of natural and organic products. 
Among its products, the marigold diaper cream stands out, designed to soothe the effects of the dermatitis caused by the use of the diaper. A) Yes, Calendula diaper cream from Weleda is especially indicated to soothe and regenerate irritated and reddened skin in this area of ​​the baby's body. In addition, its use protects the child against future irritations. 

How to take care of your baby's skin 

One of the first tips to keep in mind to keep our baby's skin protected is to only touch it with clean hands., in order to avoid the spread of any type of infection or bacteria. 
The temperature of the water in the bathtub is also another aspect to consider. Ideally, it should be around 37 degrees., while the ambient temperature should be between 20 and 22 degrees.
Regarding the products used, it is also essential to always choose specific items that protect the baby's delicate skin. In this way, Calendula shampoo and shower gel from Weleda can be a good option, as it does not contain soap, so it hydrates the baby's skin without causing dryness in the epidermis
The baby's bath should not exceed, on average, five minutes in duration and it is advisable to dry them well before dressing them. It is also advisable not to rub the towel strongly against the skin, but to pat it gently to remove the moisture from the epidermis.. 
Is there an ideal time to bathe the baby? Not really, but child health experts recommend bathing at night, before sleeping, as it has relaxing effects on the baby.
What's more, after bathing, it is essential to apply a moisturizing cream that protects the baby's skin. In this sense, performing a massage can be beneficial both for relaxation and to improve communication and attachment with our child..

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