Are you looking for a good baby lotion for your newborn?
If yes, you likely may have done some research and even consulted experts.
Well, the truth is that finding a good lotion in Singapore is difficult. With so many brands out there, it may be difficult for you to make an informed decision.
Judging a lotion or any skincare product for babies based on its smell or look is by no means a good idea. You see, many sweet-smelling lotions contain ingredients like alcohol and parabens that can cause serious irritation and even damage the skin of your baby.
Before buying a baby lotion, there are a few things you must take a close look at. In this article, we are going to be exploring some of them.
Before we dive right into that, we will first look at some of the benefits of baby lotion.
Perks Of Baby Lotion
Hydrates And Prevents Moisture Loss
A baby’s skin is delicate and needs hydration to look great. Baby lotions are rich in ingredients that can hydrate the skin and prevent moisture loss.
Smoothes The Skin
Besides hydrating the skin of babies, lotions can help reduce the risk of infection and irritation. What’s more, it can protect the skin of your baby from the harsh environment. So, if your baby was exposed to the sun or dry air for too long, you should apply a lotion.
Choosing A Baby Lotion
Below are a few things you should look out for before choosing a baby lotion
Is It pH Balanced?
Before opting for any skincare product, be it a moisturizer or lotion, you should check if it is pH balanced.
The pH of a product shows how acidic or alkaline it is.
So if a lotion has a pH of 1-6, know that it is acidic. A lotion with a pH of 8 to 14 is alkaline.
A lotion with a pH of 7 is natural is neutral.
It is wise you avoid products that don’t clearly state their pH level but rather use vague terms like mild and ultra-mild.
Experts suggest that baby lotions with a pH of 5.5 are best for newborns as they offer optimal protection.
Chamomile is an excellent addition to any baby lotion, as it has healing properties and can help calm your baby.
Massaging your baby with a chamomile baby lotion will help ensure your baby sleeps peacefully and his skin remains moisturized.
Sweet-smelling baby lotion
As mentioned above, you should avoid perfumed lotion as it may irritate the skin of your baby. If you insist on opting for a lotion with a great scent, you should opt for lotions that have natural scents or a botanical fragrance. Ensure that the one your pick is free from irritants like silicon oil, Propylene glycol, and paraffin.
The Singaporean market is flooded with different baby lotions. To narrow down the best one for your baby, you are going to need all the help you can get. Considering the tips discussed in this article will go a long way in helping you make an informed decision.