Your ultimate checklist of baby care products for newborns

Having a newborn is a life-changing experience. It begins with tons of preparation like baby-proofing the house, setting up the room, finding the right bed to buying the absolute must-haves like baby skincare products.

With so many things to tick off, we know that choosing the right baby skincare products can be stressful and can even take you by surprise with the kind of information out there, but fret not! We make it easy for you with our quick checklist.

Baby Wash and Bar

Ordinary wash products can be harsh on your baby’s delicate skin, so try gentle cleansers such as our Baby Dove Rich Moisture Hair to Toe Baby Wash and Baby Dove Rich Moisture Baby Bar. It goes beyond mildness and replenishes essential nutrients, which often get lost during bath time, keeping your baby’s skin soft and healthy.

Baby Shampoo

You might think your baby doesn’t really have much hair right now, so it’s okay to go for any shampoo, but that’s where you might be wrong. It’s very essential to set the right foundation for a healthy scalp and that begins with using a baby shampoo that’s mild, gentle and replenishes essential moisture and nutrients. Our tip: look out for words like ‘tear-free’ and ‘hypoallergenic’ as it won’t irritate your little one’s delicate eyes and will keep their skin comfortable during bath time.

Baby Lotion

Baby skin is delicate and needs special care. Wondering why? Well, it’s because baby skin is 30% thinner than adult skin and loses moisture much faster than yours does. Sounds a bit scary, we know, but don’t worry, go for Baby Dove Rich Moisture Lotion, which is developed especially for your baby’s skin. It replenishes moisture and protects the baby’s skin by locking moisture in for up to 24 hours.

Baby Wipes

As a new parent or a parent-to-be, we assure you that wipes are going to be your best friend, and you’ll be using them a lot! Babies have super sensitive skin, and their bums are even more sensitive. Sometimes (or say most of the time) they develop rash or eczema and that’s why you need to make sure that whatever wipes you use doesn’t irritate their skin or cause allergies. If need be, check with your paediatrician’s recommendation or opt for our Rich Moisture Wipe, it’s alcohol-free, and is as gentle as water to keep your baby’s skin feeling soft.

Now that you have a checklist of the best baby skin care products handy, we’d love to share some pro tips to keep in mind before investing in a baby care product.

#1 Choose specific products for baby skin

Always remember that babies aren’t mini adults when it comes to skincare; they need products that are made specially for their skincare needs like baby lotion for moisturising delicate skin, baby wash for a gentle wash, baby shampoo for tear-free bath time.

#2 Use pH neutral products for baby’s delicate skin

Baby skin is more delicate than your skin. It is very important to choose products that maintain the correct pH balance and does the job of adding a protective layer of nourishment.

#3 Go tear-free for a stress-free baby bath

Always go for tear-free products as they are mild and won’t irritate your baby’s eyes. This way you can avoid a tear-fest easily while giving them a good bubbly bath.

#4 Say no to baddies

Newborn skin is soft, healthy, and delicate. Saying no to sulphates, dyes, parabens and phthalates helps preserve baby’s essential skin nutrients.

#5 Hypoallergenic formulas for sensitive skin

Compared to your skin, your baby’s skin is much thinner and is prone to dryness. Hypoallergenic formulas ensure that it minimises allergy risks and maximises loving care!