For someone like me who has always been relentlessly impeccable and on top of her job, this was the first time ever a new responsibility was making me shudder. My little precious one was such a tiny soul. I was sceptical in everything I did for the first few hours – if I was holding him correctly, if my feeding position was correct… what if I accidentally pressed his nose or if I fell asleep and shifted over him? But gradually, as the feeling sank in, and the motherly instincts took precedence, things automatically fell into place. Thankfully, it has remained so for the rest of the time till now with of course a little hiccups here and there.
After globetrotting across 22 countries and almost being an on-job nomad, I am extremely elated settling down now in my pretty little heaven at home with my adorable bundle of joy. Like every mom, I too take utmost care of my little munchkin and consult his paediatrician at the slightest apprehension. Luckily, the paediatrician we have entrusted our sunshine with is a gem of a guy who always takes out time to enlighten us. He tells us in detail what really went wrong and what the proper methodology to be followed is. And need I say, it is no less than a boon for us!
Nevertheless, new things keep popping up as I sail through this priceless journey of motherhood. One fine day, I witnessed that my baby's feather-like soft skin looked dry and a bit patchy! Often, big pink swells would appear on his face if bitten by mosquitoes or if I forgot to wipe his face post the feed. It pricked my conscience: had I only cared for his nourishment and health so far? What about his tender skin's care? It was time for another appointment with the paediatrician and the facts that came forth were such an eye-opener….
My paediatrician apprised me that a baby's skin is actually 33% thinner than an adult skin and actually loses moisture 5 times faster than our skin! It is therefore mandatory to administer his/her skin with a suitable moisturiser. He told me that it should be mild, non-irritable and pH neutral so as to be safe for our little bunny. He also pointed out something that his examination revealed: my little one has very sensitive and allergy prone skin. I thus needed to be extra careful in two things – 1. Choosing the skin care range for him, and 2. Work around a dedicated regimen around his skin care.
On his recommendation as well as my own love for Dove for years, I purchased the Baby Dove Range. All the products in this range have been developed for babies with normal to dry skin and go beyond mildness to actively replenish lost moisture and nutrients into baby’s skin. They are also hypoallergenic and pH neutral and I felt as if I could trust them the most at that point. The fact that Baby Dove products are also dermatologist and paediatrician-tested further reinforced my belief.
I started using the Baby Dove Sensitive Moisture Bar to bathe my little bubble and applied Baby Dove's Rich Moisture Body Lotion post bath, which keeps my baby’s skin moisturised for 24 hours. I also avoid using powders and instead wipe my baby clean using Baby Dove Wipes. If at all he develops a diaper rash, I take resort of Baby Dove's Diaper Rash Cream. I am so happy that this routine has proved to be ideal for his delicate, sensitive skin! I have undoubtedly witnessed that his skin has regained its losing sheen and is much softer and non-patchy now. I also love the mild, soothing fragrance that emanates from my baby's skin and I keep cuddling him all day long! I especially love how the products are enriched with one-fourth moisturising cream and thus really gentle on my baby’s skin.
The idea behind using all the products of one particular reliable range is to not let the ingredients of different products from different brands react with each other and harm my baby's skin. I also find the range to be optimally priced and packed in an extremely user-friendly and hygienic packing. So far, this skincare regime has helped me ward off any skin related dryness and allergy issues in my little baby.
He is a little bigger now but his skin still dazzles and is perfectly smooth and so kissable. I continue to use my same favourite brand and I am glad it has never let me down. In fact, it only worked wonders for us. So we, mom and sonny, are now both grateful patrons of Dove for helping us always sport soft and flawless skin!
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