We are always asked here at Meadows HQ ‘What Products are safe to use on a baby’s skin?’ And the answer depends on the age of the baby. Babies need the purest, most natural products for their skin and so we created our range specially formulated with newborns & babies in mind.
A Newborn baby’s skin is so delicate that it is recommended you don’t use any products with scents, parfums, petroleum or essential oils on their delicate skin until they are +3months old.
Just warm water and a soft cotton/bamboo cloth is enough for their first 3 months.
It is a wonderful time to do gentle baby massage with a plant based oil like sunflower oil. Why no scented products? Any midwife or baby massage instructor will tell you the natural scent between a parent and the baby is all part of that wonderful natural bonding time.
Our Unscented, All Natural Baby Massage Oil is perfect for a gentle Baby Massage for Newborns up to 3 months old.
If Cradle Cap is an issue our Baby Bum Balm is suitable for Newborns and babies. Not only will it help with cradle cap but it will also keep your baby’s bum smooth and free from irritation with the protection of the natural ingredients used.
Cheeky tip? We also use it for cuticle care and for those pesky dry ends on our hair. Great to apply around the nose if you have a cold and the skin is a bit tender there. We actually can not be without it when allergy season kicks off with high pollen in the air. Put a little bit around the nose area to block pollen from entering the nose. One pot wonder!
+3 MONTHS BABIES
After the 3 month mark, a baby’s skincare gets easier. We will always of course recommend using the most natural products on your baby’s delicate skin.
SO WHY BABY MASSAGE?
Massage can soothe your baby and help her/him to sleep. It has many added benefits for your baby, including improving weight gain, aiding digestion, improving circulation, and easing teething pain. Massage is a great way for you and your partner to bond with your baby, and you may find it relaxing, too!
Our Nurturing Baby Body Oil is suitable for +3 Months babies. The scents of mandarin and lavender will create a beautiful, aromatic environment for ultimate parent and baby time.
- Create a calm atmosphere. If possible, do the massage in a warm, quiet place — indoors or outdoors.
- Control your touch. When you first start massaging your baby, use a gentle touch.
- Slowly stroke and knead each part of your baby’s body.
- Stay relaxed.
- Watch how your baby responds.
And most importantly, enjoy this special time with your baby.