ACT
Signup:
Mom
Business
Login:
Search Suggestions
    EXPLORE
    Moms Who Like This
    Mommy Blog
    Post-Bath and 2 Other Times I Apply Body Lotion on My Baby's Skin
    1668 engaged
    Parenting Care
    Anshu Bhojnagarwala
    ForBaby Dove, 
    I am from Mumbai, India.
    X
    baby care
    01 March 2017

    Post-Bath and 2 Other Times I Apply Body Lotion on My Baby's Skin

    4 mins read
    Care
    for New Born, Baby
    1668 engaged
    About Baby Dove
    When it comes to being a mother, there is no right or wrong way - only your way! This is why we partnered with Baby Dove to bring your baby superior skincare aligned to your instincts as a mother.
    As soon as my daughter was born, we hired a confinement nanny who looked after me and my newborn for 40 days. Her job was to give me a massage and a bath (as if I was a newborn) and help me with breastfeeding.

    Advertisement

    As far as the baby was concerned, she massaged the baby with oil, bathed her, dressed her up and cleaned her. Those 40 days passed like a dream. However, even once the confinement nanny left, we continued with the baby's massage by hiring a masseuse. This went on for 6 months till my daughter developed eczema. The doctor asked me to put a stop to her massage with oil. He, instead, recommended to just apply body lotion after her bath or whenever I sponged her.


    As per my paediatrician, I needed a baby lotion that would not irritate my baby's soft skin but would actually moisturise it and deal with the dryness. Recently, I got hold of Baby Dove's Rich Moisture Lotion for my daughter. I have been using Dove soap for years now, and so it was only right that I use its products for my daughter too. It has really proved to be amazing. It provides superior moisturisation, and that too for 24 hours, compared to any other brand that I've used before! Also, if you are a fan of mild fragrances like me, you will love Baby Dove's products too! I wish it had been available when my baby was smaller!


    I am sharing the times in the day when I apply body lotion on my baby's skin:


    Post-bath routine: I give a bath to my daughter every morning. Though I was scared at first (I had never given my daughter a bath in the first 6 months), I got the hang of it. I bought a bathing chair that I saw in a baby product shop and found it super convenient. I love giving a bath to my daughter and see her playing with her bath toys.


    My experience with the Baby Dove Rich Moisture Baby Bar has been especially wonderful. I found that it replenishes essential moisture and nutrients lost during cleansing. Plus, other attributes such as being dermatologist and paediatrician tested, hypoallergenic, pH neutral and easy on the eyes are additional benefits of all Baby Dove products.

    ||

    Post-bath, as I make her lie down on a towel, I generously apply body lotion all over her body. I had to be super quick with this when my baby was younger, as my daughter loved rolling over!


    Evening sponge time: Every evening, I took my daughter out in the nearby park or for a stroll in her pram/stroller. But before that, I sponged her with luke warm water to which I added a few drops of eau de toilette! I put her on a changing mat, and gently wipe her with a cloth. After wiping off the extra moisture, I again applied body lotion on her skin. She smelled so divine, it was hard not to bite her super soft skin. I continued sponging her in the evening till she turned 2.


    Bedtime ritual: In some countries, they give their babies a bath before they sleep. Well, I never gave my baby a bath in the night, but yes, before changing her into her PJs, I massaged her with body lotion. This would relax her and she would fall off asleep easily. A word of advice though - Do not use too many products on your baby for the initial first month or so. It may cause allergies, asthma or eczema, like it did with my baby.


    Well, they were some beautiful times! Now, that my daughter is 5 years, I miss those days. But I still make sure that I apply body lotion on her skin regularly. This helps keep her skin moisturised and supple and makes me a happy mommy!




    The newly launched Baby Dove range of products is now available on www.firstcry.com. To know more about Baby Dove, click here.



    Picture Via Shutterstock


    Follow us for what motherhood is really about #nofilter
    Sign up for the most useful reads to make your life easier. #TestedByMoms
    Download WOM app IOS WOM App Android WOM App

    Advertisement



    Advertisement

    related reads - Parenting
    WOM Logo
    Get the World Of Moms App Everything For Moms, By Moms
    Download
    New Message
    To All
    Subject
    Message
    Send
    Cancel
    Moms Who Like This
    Comments
    Comments
    Update Login Preference
    Your current login is through Facebook, but you can now choose an Email Login!
    Save and Update
    Cancel
    Create a new password
    Strengthen the security of your account with a new password.
    It must be 6 characters long
    Forgot your password? reset here
    Save and Update
    Cancel
    Forgot Password
    Please submit the email address associate with your account and we will send you a link to reset password.
    SEND
    Your current login is through Facebook, but you can now choose an Email Login!
    You can edit your login preferences at any time by going to your Profile
    Switch to Email Login
    CREATE EMAIL LOGIN
    I'd rather use Facebook!
    OR

    1668 Engaged
    0 Likes
    0 Comments
    Menu
    Profile
    Invite Moms
    Logout