Common concerns new mothers have regarding baby skincare

Being a new mother is truly a blessing. While going through the humongous pain of labour and delivery might remind one of the challenges faced to bring the angel into this earth, holding her close to you makes everything worth it.

Many questions arise in the curious mind of a new mom and she is skeptical as to how to go about them. Here we have some common concerns mothers have regarding baby skincare.

  • Are all baby products safe?

It is not a hard and fast rule that all baby products must be safe for use. You must refer the labels at the back to check for the surety provided by the company. Baby products should not contain detergents, allergens, or perfumes that can disrupt the texture of the child’s tender skin. Maaté’s baby products are made from 100% natural products and are mild on the skin. 

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  • When should I see a doctor for Cradle Cap?

Cradle Cap is a very common condition in babies, especially newborns. It is generally curable at home. Wash your baby’s hair with a mild shampoo and comb them to loosen the white flaky substance on the scalp. It takes about a couple of months for the cradle cap to go away, but if you notice that it takes a lot longer than that, then you must see a doctor. Also, if the condition is accompanied by rashes, redness, or any other sort of discomfort for the baby, then it is advisable to see a doctor.

  • My newborn is experiencing hair shedding, is it normal?

Hair Fall in newborn babies for about 2- 6 months is regarded as normal. The baby sheds the delicate strands, grown during the gestation period, to make way for the new and stronger ones. But, if you see a general pattern of consistent hair fall for a longer period than expected, this could be a result of another factor that must be discussed with a doctor.

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  • When should I start giving my baby a body massage?

You should start giving your baby a body massage after 3-4 weeks after birth, not immediately. Always be gentle and don’t force the massage on your little one if he/she does not seem to be in the mood at all.