The water is running, it’s nearly bath time... you’re ready to wash your baby’s skin and share a pleasurable, tender and gentle moment with him. As for your baby, he loves these instants of aquatic bliss!
For his well-being and extremely fragile skin, baby requires both gentleness and safety.
Bathing baby – a privileged moment for bonding!
Create a safe environment...A few tips to ensure your baby can make the most of his bath
Safety above all!
If you can, equip yourself with new material for maximum safety. Check that the various accessories you own – baby bouncer, bath ring, bath, etc. – comply with current standards.
And don’t forget a non-slip bath mat, essential for preventing baby from slipping!
A comforting cocoon
Here are a few tips to prevent your baby from catching cold: make sure the bathroom is at the right temperature (20°C), and do not hesitate to also use a back-up heater; warm his bathrobe on the radiator; prepare a second towel to replace the wet bathrobe between bathing and dressing; and prepare baby’s clothes beforehand and leave them within arm’s reach.
Be careful to check the temperature of the water!
Baby likes water that is at the same temperature as his body (37°C), but beware of water that is too hot. Before putting baby in the bath, test the temperature with your hand or, better still, using a bath thermometer. Remember to cover the hot tap with a flannel to avoid the possibility of baby’s skin coming into contact with scalding heat.
Too much of a good thing
Baby doesn’t need a lot of water to enjoy his bath, so use just a little to avoid all risk of drowning: when you lie your baby down in the bath, he must not be covered by water.
Remain vigilant at all times
Always stay with your baby in the bathroom, and never take your eyes off him – if someone phones or calls, leave it, it can wait! Your baby needs your undivided attention.
The right way to go about gentle cleansingExtra gentle bathing
Your baby has delicate skin and fragile hair. To kill two birds with one stone, use a single product formulated for the hair and body: soap-free Gentle foaming gel with a neutral pH. Pour a little gel into the palm of the hand and lather over your baby’s damp hair and body. Gently clean your baby, being careful not to forget the folds of his skin.
After bathing, wrap your baby in a very soft towel and dry him well, paying particular attention to skin folds. Remember to moisturize his skin every day with Moisturizing lotion. Your baby’s skin is much finer and more fragile than that of an adult, and will remain immature until he is 3 years old.
A gentle fragrance and delicate foam to develop baby’s senses
The bath helps baby to relax and unwind. To make it even more pleasurable, add a little Extra gentle foam bath – which also has a water-softening agent – to the water. Baby will have great fun playing with its soft, pleasantly fragranced foam, which will stimulate his senses.
After the bath, a touch of Eau de Bébé
Finish the bath with a touch of alcohol-free, baby eau de toilette. Scents are extremely important in your baby’s world. They stimulate his senses and help him to recognize and identify his universe. Fragrance is a source of pleasure and emotional well-being for your baby.
Things to prepare for the bath:
Gentle foaming gel for the hair and body
Non-slip bath mat
KLORANE Bébé bath and cleansing products“Pleasurable products, perfect cleanliness”
For 40 years, KLORANE has been the cleansing and skin care reference for infants.
For the bath:
Gentle foaming gel for the hair and body
Extra gentle foam bath
Nothing is too safe for your baby’s skin: all KLORANE products are hypoallergenic, have an expiration date, and come in bottles with a double-safety unscrewable cap and tamper-resistant clip packaging.
By taking your baby for a walk, you are offering him an opportunity to breathe in some fresh air and discover the world! Whether you simply take him to the park or away for the weekend with friends, you want to make sure your baby lacks nothing, so you take an outfit, a few diapers, a bottle of milk, his dummy, and a little something for four o’clock! The list gets longer and longer… and your bag heavier and heavier…
Klorane’s tipsI’m off to the park, I’ll pack a full diaper bag!
Choose a practical bag that will contain all of baby’s things! Whether you opt for a bag with a shoulder strap, which can be clipped onto the stroller, or a rucksack, which will leave your hands free, choose a lightweight bag that is easy to clean, because before long it will have more than a few stories to tell! Take a bag with several pockets; it’s much more practical for stashing your baby’s different things, and they’ll be easier to find. Remember to slip an insulated bag alongside the extra diaper and wipes to keep your baby’s bottle warm. Add a few toys, but keep them small – or be smart, take an inflatable ball for example! When it gets warmer, remember to think of your baby’s safety and take some sun cream, a pair of sunglasses and a sun hat. You can also slip in some arnica cream to nurse your young adventurer’s bumps and bruises. And always make sure you have a small bottle of water with you.
Off for the weekend? I know the tricks of the trade!
Keep things simple and light! Only take the strict minimum for baby’s comfort: a fold-up or inflatable bed for the night and his nap, easily stashed in the boot of the car, and a useful stroller for taking him out and about, and which can double up as high chair at meal time and a baby bouncer at nap time. Use a bain-marie instead of a bottle warmer, and sterilization tablets instead of a sterilizer. Opt for disposable items: bibs, bottles, wipes, small plastic spoons, etc. They will save you a lot of space. Rather than tossing your baby’s things in with your own, prepare a bag specifically for him.
This will save you time if you need to find an item of clothing during the trip because it has suddenly turned cold...
I only take what I need!
Three cheers for items that make life easier!
It’s amazing the number of things you can do with a small freezer bag! They can contain a little snack or his four o’clock biscuit, they can be used as small travelling bags, with his bodysuits in one and his socks in another, and if he needs changing and there’s no bin in sight, they can be used to hold his dirty nappy until one is found. If you have several children, write their names on them with a permanent marker or use little symbols to make finding their things easier.
Banish unnecessary objects and choose items wisely: prefer multi-purpose products and those that take up little room in your baby’s bag.
2-in-1 products save space and make life easier. Use a hair and body cleansing gel to wash baby’s skin, and share it with the rest of the family.
Travel-friendly products: Face and hand wipes can be used when changing baby’s nappy, to wipe the chocolate off his face, or the sand from his hands... No-rinse cleansing milk will ensure baby’s skin is cleaned in the right conditions – even far from home, there is no need to compromise on comfort. Remember to save the product samples you are given throughout the year. They are an ideal size for travelling, and you will appreciate being able to test them over the weekend!
And, above all, if you want to make sure your baby enjoys his little adventure – be it to the park or a weekend trip – remember to take his favourite teddy... it’s the only thing he can’t do without!
Thick cleansing wipes for diaper changing
Extra gentle cleansing wipes for the face and hands
Baby bottle in an insulated bag
His teddy and a few toys
And if it’s sunny...
Ultra high protection sun milk SPF 50+
Fantastic – on vacation at last! It’s baby’s first summer, and the ideal moment for introducing him to the sea, exploring the mountains, acquainting him with his cousins, and his aunts and uncles... With so many new things going on you will be surprised at what fantastic progress your baby will make!
TravellingHowever you decide to travel, dress baby comfortably and in loose clothing. Make sure he has lots to drink and regularly freshen his skin using delicately fragranced refreshing lotion. If taking a long car journey, remember to stop regularly and to air the car.
Routine? What routine?Your baby will be sleeping in a new bedroom, and his routine will be thrown into confusion, eating and napping at different times. Just like you, your baby will need a little time to adapt to his new surroundings and to get used to the heat. So be patient and learn to be flexible. Give him a few days to regulate his sleep and appetite by himself. To ensure the transition is as smooth as possible, bring not only his favourite teddy but also a few small items that will remind him of home.
Stay in the shade... and beware of the sun...Whether you’re on vacation by the sea, in the mountains or in the country, your baby’s skin will have a chance to breathe. But be careful... it is even more exposed than usual to climate change, such as the wind, the heat or the cold of the mountains.
The sun can be very beneficial, as long as you’re careful: its UV rays are extremely dangerous for baby’s fragile skin! So don’t expose your baby to the sun, and avoid taking him out when it’s at its peak, i.e. between 12 and 4 p.m. Use the time to have unch with the family, inside where it is cool. And while baby’s taking a nap, do the same! As well as applying extremely high SPF 50+ sun protection, dress baby in a T-shirt or, better still, a lightweight shirt with a collar that will protect his delicate neck. And don’t forget his hat (with an elastic to make it harder for him to remove), and his sunglasses to protect his very fragile eyes.
Taking such measures is vitally important, even if you stay under the parasol.
Sunglasses are in!Your baby’s eyes are much more permeable to light than your own; before the age of 1, 90% of UVA rays and 50% of UVB rays will reach the retina, and represent a threat to the health of his eyes. It is essential that your baby wears sunglasses. Choose a pair of sunglasses with unbreakable lenses in compliance with regulations. And add a cord to avoid losing them!
Never enough to drink!When it’s hot, we often remember to protect baby from the heat of the sun, but we don’t always remember to give him plenty to drink, and yet... baby’s functional mechanisms are not fully developed; he produces three times less sweat than an adult, so his body does not cool off as well. For his well-being and safety, it’s important that he drinks a lot. And don’t forget, baby is as of yet incapable of saying “I’m thirsty”! After his feeding, his nap, his walk, etc. remember to offer him some water. It’s a good reflex to have, and there is no risk of him drinking too much. If your baby is truly hesitant about drinking water, add a little sugar or fruit juice. But try to make sure he generally drinks plain old water – this way it won’t spoil his appetite, and he won’t develop bad habits!
Undivided attentionNext to the sea or near the pool, never take your eyes off your baby. Equip him from a very young age, as soon as he starts to move around on his own, with armbands and swimming aids best adapted to his morphology. In the evening, remove any toys from the swimming pool to avoid him being tempted to go and get them...
Avoid inconveniencesThe skin on baby’s bottom is extremely fine, and therefore easily irritated. Ow! Diaper rash hurts! You will find thick, no-rinse cleansing wipes extremely useful for regularly changing his nappy. Because your baby is bound to sweat, use protective powder to take care of his skin – it will absorb perspiration to prevent irritation and maceration in skin folds.
Take time out... together...When we’re on vacation, we take our time! Time to respect baby’s pace, to play with baby... After bathing, get into the habit of massaging him with moisturizing lotion. It is a special time for communicating with your baby, which you will find yourself wanting to continue at home!
Cleansing and skin care
Gentle foaming gel for the hair and body
No-rinse cleansing milk
Nourishing cream with cold cream
Baby bottle in a cooler bag
His favourite teddy and a few toys
His health record book
In the summer
Extremely high SPF 50+ sun protection
Choosing skin care products for baby?Looking after baby also involves looking after his skin, taking care of it from day to day and treating any minor ailments.
Did you know?Do you know why babies’ skin is always described as being fragile? It’s simply because there are a number of things that differentiate it from adult skin: it has not yet fully developed all of its defence and protective capacities and cannot assume its full role as a defensive shield against external aggression. Its epidermis is finer, more permeable, and its hydrolipidic film sheer and not sufficiently resistant. All these factors contribute to making baby’s skin fragile and easily irritated. It is therefore extremely important that any minor ailments are rapidly treated, and that baby’s skin is cared for on a day-to-day basis.
What products should I choose for my baby?The products that you choose for your baby have to be specially formulated to cater to the needs of his extremely fragile skin, and must be suitable for use from birth. Therefore, they must be very gentle, non-irritant, well tolerated and perfectly safe. And – for a more pleasurable experience – smell good...
For optimal safety, check that the products you choose meet certain standards:
tolerance studies under paediatric and/or dermatological control
tamper-proof packaging to avoid products being opened before sale
batch number and expiration date on each product to guarantee traceability
Choose products that are rich in natural, soothing and protective active ingredients suited to use on your baby’s immature skin. In this respect, calendula, the medicinal plant renowned for its soothing and repair virtues, is the preferred natural active ingredient for baby care products. Rich in carotenoids and vitamin A, it naturally restores and protects baby’s delicate skin.
Baby’s skin is prone to dryness, so lend a helping help!Have you noticed that your baby’s skin can sometimes feel rough to the touch? That a rash will develop from time to time? Your baby has dry skin, and preventive measures need to be taken while preserving the skin’s protective function.
Opt for an ultra-gentle cleansing routine:
When you prepare baby’s bath, make sure the water is not too hot (approximately 35°C), and use a soap-free cleansing product that will not damage the skin’s protective film. When you take him out of the bath, do not rub baby’s skin with a towel but delicately pat it dry. Above all, don’t forget to moisturize your little one from head to toe with moisturizing lotion to ensure it remains soft and supple. This will reconstruct the skin’s protective barrier while at the same time restoring moisture levels.
Dress your baby in suitable clothes; repeated rubbing will do nothing to improve the state of a skin that is already prone to drying out, and neither will fabrics that make him sweat. Opt for clothes made of cotton. Don’t use irritants, such as fabric conditioners, when washing his things and don’t overdo the detergent. Choose detergents with a “hypoallergenic” label.
The damaging effect of the cold on baby’s skinWe all love autumn with its warm colours, but this season also heralds the first signs of winter. Baby will have his first taste of bad weather! The cold, the wind and the rain damage baby’s skin, and make it more prone to drying out. More than ever, his skin is in need of loving care.
Dry skin?If your baby’s skin no longer feels soft to the touch, if it is rough, and if you have noticed small, occasionally irritated, red patches forming then, yes, your baby has dry skin! A few pointers and a few cleansing tips will help you make sure that your baby’s skin remains soft to the touch.
Why is baby prone to having dry skin?Immediately after birth, baby’s skin tends to be oily because of maternal hormones; this is why your baby can be prone to developing cradle cap or neonatal acne. As soon as this hormonal influence disappears, his skin becomes fine, sensitive and prone to drying out. As a consequence, it is extremely vulnerable. The cold air and extreme changes in temperature caused by changing seasons increase this natural dryness.
Will he always have dry skin?
Your baby’s skin won’t be fully mature until he is 8 or 9 years old! In the meantime, it is important that you use preventive measures to help develop the skin’s defence mechanisms. Thoroughly moisturize the skin to ensure that its hydrolipidic film is not damaged, and able to effectively protect the epidermis from all forms of external aggression.
Get into good habits… from the outset!Skin care with cold cream
I make the very most of gentle, non-irritant and well-tolerated products specially formulated for my baby’s skin! If you use products specially formulated for babies, you can be sure they have been tested for hypoallergenicity, efficacy and tolerance under paediatric or dermatological control.
At bath time, I use Ultra-rich foaming gel with nourishing cream to gently clean my baby’s skin without damaging its protective film! Calendula is a plant used in skin care products for its soothing and softening properties.
After each bath, I apply soothing Nourishing lotion with cold cream, which instantly nourishes and moisturizes his skin deep down, and also strengthens skin resistance. And every morning – when baby’s skin is particularly dry or to calm localized irritation – I apply Nourishing cream with cold cream to protect his skin and prevent chapping.
A few tips that will change your baby’s lifeAfter bathing, I gently pat baby’s skin with a towel and never rub it, even if the towel is very soft.
I avoid all fabric conditioners and choose detergents with a “hypoallergenic” label.
At the first signs of cold weather, and to avoid excessive sweating, I opt for several layers of clothing; if it gets a little hotter, I can simply remove a layer.
I choose clothes made of cotton rather than synthetic materials, which make my baby sweat.
I keep wool for outer layers of clothing and never use it next to baby’s skin, because wool yarn irritates the skin.
I follow the weather forecast closely and, when it’s very cold, am even more careful about protecting my baby’s skin.
If baby’s skin receives nourishment every day, it stays soft and is able to counter its natural deficiencies!
Of course, if your baby suffers from eczema or atopic dermatitis, ask your paediatrician for advice.
In the mountainsIf you are to take your baby to the mountains, carefully prepare your trip beforehand! Don’t forget to take skin care products containing cold cream, as they offer excellent protection against climatic aggression: Nourishing cream to protect the face and Nourishing lotion for the body. When it’s sunny, protect baby’s skin with Ultra high protection sun milk SPF 50+. And don’t forget his sunglasses, because the snow reflects the sun’s damaging rays.
Attentive to your baby’s needs, you’re always looking out for his best interests, well-being and comfort. But some things you just can’t control...
Why?Rest assured, if your little one develops cradle cap, diaper rash or irritated skin, it’s not because you haven’t been looking after him properly. It’s simply that your baby’s skin is particularly fine and delicate, and therefore more vulnerable to everyday aggression, caused for example by cold winter weather, pollution, hard bathwater, prolonged exposure of the bottom to dampness, and lying down for extended periods of time.
All these little complications will rapidly disappear if you use hypoallergenic products specially formulated for your baby’s skin and if you respect a few simple rules. Of course, should the problem persist or get worse, do not hesitate to consult your paediatrician!
Cradle capSometimes babies develop what is called “cradle cap” on their scalp, in other words small, white, sticky-looking scales. This is in no way caused by bad sleeping arrangements! Babies’ scalps are often oily, and these flakes are merely an accumulation of dead cells cemented together by excess sebum.
To get rid of them, apply a Cradle cap gel. Its cream-gel texture, which is easily rinsed away without shampooing, will rapidly and gently eliminate scales.
Tip: as a preventive measure, we recommend that you use a gentle Protective baby shampoo every day to limit excess sebum secretion, responsible for the onset of cradle cap.
Infection in skin foldsThe folds of skin around the neck, under the arms, in the groin area, on the bottom and behind the ears are very fragile areas, where the skin can become irritated or crack. Because of their location, in areas prone to maceration, these minor lesions can very easily become infected.
Apply a Protective powder as a preventive measure, and at the first signs of diaper rash apply an ointment recommended by your pharmacist
Neonatal acneAcne lesions can appear on your baby’s face as a result of the hormonal stimulation of his sebaceous glands. This type of acne clears up on its own before the age of three months. Wash your baby’s face more regularly with a Protective cleansing milk. Rinse and dry his skin thoroughly.
Tip: do not apply greasy creams.
Baby skin irritationDoes he have small red patches of skin on his cheekbones? Or chapped or cracked lips? Your baby’s skin can be damaged by changes in temperature or prolonged exposure to the cold. Protect him with a nourishing cream. Nourishing cream with cold cream is extremely creamy, easy to apply and above all rapidly absorbed to leave skin soft and supple.
Tip: as soon as the temperature drops, do not hesitate to reapply a little moisturizer to your baby’s face each time you go out. Regularly air your baby’s bedroom and beware of very dry atmospheres; if this is the case, you can position a humidifier in the room, or simply a bowl containing some water near the radiator. If you take a trip to the mountains, be twice as careful: the altitude combined with the sun and a decrease in air humidity levels will make your baby’s skin even drier. If your water is too hard, install a water softener!
All of the richness of calendulaCalendula’s rich properties make it the ideal main active ingredient for baby skin care products. Calendula is concentrated in beta-carotene, or pro vitamin A, which is capable of restoring the skin’s physiological balance. Its soothing and emollient properties help to reduce and relieve irritation.
Baby’s skin... is good enough to eat! Soft, smooth and silky it is and it will remain!
Off to the maternity hospitalWe cannot over emphasize the importance of not waiting until the last minute to prepare your things and those of your baby. This will avoid unnecessary stress when it comes to leaving, and you will be safe in the knowledge that you have everything you need.
A few pointers
Carefully prepare your toiletry bag as well as your clothes – it’s the one item you will appreciate most if you are to have a pleasant time! And, above all, carefully choose your baby’s first cleansing products; he deserves the very best to make him feel welcome...
For youAs well as preparing a “traditional” toiletry bag, also take a very light eau de toilette for your own well-being. Don’t forget the all-important water atomizer, which you will find extremely useful in the overheated environment of the maternity hospital. For your own comfort, prepare a moisturizing cream for your body and lips, and remember to stick a small make-up kit in your bag to ensure you’re the most beautiful mum on the ward. Don’t forget an antibacterial gel for the hands, indispensable for those wanting to take your baby in their arms...
Little extrasA camera for recording those first magical moments!
A pen and paper for writing down your very first impressions.
For babyDocuments to take with you (in France):
Family record book
Proof of identity
Your ‘Vitale’ smart card and certificate
Private health insurance card
Blood group card
The results of any laboratory tests
Your baby’s 1st diaper bagFor baby’s first diaper changes and first bath, play safe with hypoallergenic products specially formulated for babies tested under paediatric control.
Take the basics with you:
Gentle foaming gel for the hair and body is a staple item in the gentle everyday cleansing routine – it doesn’t sting the eyes and is an ultra-practical 2-in-1 solution.
No-rinse cleansing water is ideal for changing baby’s nappy as it eliminates all impurities and leaves skin clean and fresh. Nourishing cream with cold cream is essential for protecting and moisturizing your baby’s fragile skin.
Your baby’s 1st diaper bag
Some maternity hospitals give out extremely detailed lists.
If not, you will need the following for a 4-day stay:
1 vest/bodysuit per day
1 pair of pyjamas per day
2 wool cardigans
1 cotton baby bonnet
A few tips for taking care of baby when leaving the maternity hospital...
Heading for homeThe moment all the family has been waiting for has finally come – baby’s coming home! Remember to install an approved “rear-facing” car seat in compliance with the most recent safety standards. Install the seat in the back or the front of the car; if the front seat is equipped with an airbag, the seat must be installed in the rear.
Baby’s new surroundingsCheck the temperature of the bedroom, which should be between 18 and 20°C, and the bathroom, which should be between 20 and 22°C.
Put your baby to bed in a clean, regularly aired and quiet room. Use a hard mattress and baby sleeping bag with no pillow. Lie baby down on his back or side. Avoid disturbing baby’s sleep, particularly when people visit.
Weigh your baby once a week for one month. You can take him out for a walk in his pram as soon as you like.
Visiting the paediatricianWhen you leave the maternity hospital, remember to make an appointment with the paediatrician. A monthly visit is compulsory up to the age of 6 months, and is followed by another at 9 months and another 12 months. They are fully reimbursed by your national health insurance.
Additional visits: if your child develops a high temperature that won’t come down, or if he behaves strangely, do not hesitate to consult a doctor.
My baby’s bottom is red, what should I do?
Why is my baby’s bottom red?Does your baby’s bottom have a rash and irritated skin? Don’t panic, it’s probably just diaper rash! More than one baby in two is prone to developing this condition, and in 60% of cases diaper rash is very mild.
Because your baby’s skin is both delicate and fragile, particularly near his bottom, it is very sensitive to infection. The most common causes of diaper rash are the maceration of skin in damp urine and faeces, heat and sweat caused by a diaper that is too tight, or the use of unsuitable cleansing products. It has also been proved that childhood illnesses (e.g. ENT infections and digestive disorders), the introduction of new foods and teething can trigger diaper rash.
Diaper rash generally begins between the age of 6 and 12 months, but any baby wearing a diaper can be affected. Diaper rash is not a serious condition, as long as it is treated to avoid all possibility of secondary infection.
What are the symptoms of diaper rash?Babies have their own way of letting you know when they’re not well. If your baby has diaper rash, he will generally cry when his diaper is wet, and he may have a small rash on the areas of the skin in contact with the diaper (skin folds on the thighs, bottom and legs). If he develops a secondary infection, the skin can become bright red and lesions may appear. Should this be the case, consult your paediatrician.
Choosing the right treatmentIf his diaper rash is already well established, use regenerative and soothing ointments. Before putting on a new diaper, clean and dry your baby’s bottom thoroughly paying particular attention to any skin folds. If possible, leave his bottom uncovered a little moment to dry naturally.
Then apply a regenerative ointment to repair your baby’s skin and limit bacterial proliferation.
An ultra-practical, innovative repair treatment, in the form of a spray, now exists to avoid your hands coming into contact with your baby’s sensitive skin, and thus reduces the risk of irritation and bacterial proliferation. As effective as an ointment but more hygienic, it prevents hands having to come into contact with the damaged skin and brings your baby relief without causing pain.
It treats diaper rash effectively and eliminates redness so that your baby can enjoy the comfort of soft, healthy skin. Should the problem persist, consult your paediatrician.
Don’t forget, prevention is better than cure!To prevent the onset of diaper rash, change your baby’s diaper frequently without waiting for tears of discomfort. Gently and thoroughly clean his bottom with a No-rinse cleansing milk (once or twice a day), and pat his skin and skin folds dry with a very soft cloth before putting on another diaper. Choose his diaper according to his age and weight, and don’t attach it too tightly! Following every diaper change, apply a Protective water-based paste type barrier cream in a thick layer. This cream has antibacterial properties, and will form a barrier to avoid baby’s skin coming into prolonged contact with urine and faeces. Baby will benefit from the comfort of soft, healthy skin!
Baby massage: an act of tenderness and bondingWhat better way to care for your little one than to offer him a gentle massage communicating affection and warmth?
Communicating with your babyYou can massage your baby from birth. If baby massage is an ancestral tradition that is perpetuated today, it is because it relieves tensions, fatigue and minor everyday aches and pains. It is also an opportunity for you to make gentle and affectionate contact with your baby and to communicate with him.
Choosing the right timeAfter bathing, your baby feels warm and safe in your arms. He is perfectly clean and already calm. It’s the ideal moment for gently beginning your massage. When you have finished, and your baby is nice and relaxed, put him to bed. He will quickly fall into deep sleep – you’ll see! Above all, don’t begin the bath and massage immediately after his last meal. And only begin the massage if you are sure you have enough time ahead of you – that way you will be able to concentrate and offer him your undivided attention.
Creating a warm, reassuring atmosphereIf your baby is to enjoy his massage, the room must be warm (approximately 25°C), aired but not draughty, and perfectly calm with no comings and goings. Take the phone off the hook and play some relaxing music or a gentle lullaby. Use warm, soft lighting to help your baby unwind. For safety, remember to remove your jewellery so that it doesn’t get in your way or scratch your baby’s skin.
Finding the ideal moisturizer for a successful massageYour baby’s skin is both delicate and fragile. To perform a massage, you should use a moisturizing lotion with a fluid, non-greasy texture that is rapidly absorbed. A moisturizing lotion will soften the skin and help your little one feel comfortable and safe. Place a small amount of lotion in the palm of your hands and rub them together to warm it up.
The right way to massage your babyPlace your baby on your knees, on a towel or sheet, to make the experience even more comfortable. If your baby is already too big, you can also place him on the floor, on cushions, and sit opposite him. Contact must be warm and gentle but firm, and your caresses both reassuring and stimulating. Position your baby on his back and begin your massage with a little foot. Don’t forget the heel and the Achilles tendon. Move up the leg, applying gentle pressure to the ankle and then the knee joints. Without removing your hands from his skin, begin the next leg. Then, move your hands lightly over his stomach in large circles. Position your baby on his tummy, and move your hands in small circles over the bottom of his back. Massage his back with the flat of your hands with a series of slow movements and progressively work up to the nape of the neck. Pay particular attention to his hands. Massage his palms with your thumbs. And finish with a big kiss!
Your baby, happy and relaxed, will be pleased as Punch – and so will you! At first, aim for massages that last between 5 and 10 minutes. Then you can gradually extend this time. At the end of the day, baby will decide!
Baby needs to feel both comfortable and at ease when his diaper is changed!Your baby’s skin is particularly vulnerable. Unlike that of adults, it has not yet fully developed all of its defence and protective capacities. This is why it is particularly recommended to care for his skin at the same time as changing his diaper.
It is important to use products capable of restoring the physiological balance of your child’s skin. KLORANE Bébé has developed a range of products specially formulated to respect the extreme fragility and sensitivity of your baby’s skin. If used from birth and through to the age of 3 years, you can prevent the onset of nappy rash, irritation and a red bottom and ensure your baby’s well-being and comfort.
Changing your baby’s diaper can prove tricky... below you will find a few tips and pointers.
The diaper changing ritual a shared moment of tenderness.An often-repeated moment!
It is essential that you change baby’s diaper each time it is necessary to prevent discomfort because it’s also about preventing the onset of irritation and skin rash. After birth, your baby’s diaper needs to be changed 6 to 7 times a day. This is why it is important that this intimate moment is both pleasurable and extremely gentle. Don’t forget that it is very important that you change your baby’s diaper before putting him to bed for the night to avoid having his sleep disturbed.
Cleaning baby in complete safety!
Gentle attention and safety are both equally important for baby’s extremely fragile skin. Remember to wash your hands before and after changing his diaper. Before beginning, make sure you have everything you need within easy reach. This way you won’t be disturbed; bear in mind that you must never leave your baby alone on the changing table. Never take your eyes off your baby - if the telephone rings, or your dog decides it’s time to play, it will just have to wait... When choosing a place for changing your baby’s diaper, remember that above all it must be practical for you. But don’t forget to avoid places where objects that might prove dangerous are within easy reach of his grasping hands.
An opportunity to play!
A lot of children refuse to lie down on the changing table, or don’t enjoy diaper changing at all. Here are a few tips to avoid this moment becoming a mini ordeal. First, always keep a play object near the changing table, such as his hairbrush, or allow him to participate, by asking him to hold the nappy for example. Play a question and answer game, for example “Where is your hand? Here it is!” Nappy changing will no longer pose a problem, and it will become a moment that your child enjoys. Everyday cleansing will be enjoyed in complete safety.
Protect his skin.A safe and gentle action - only the best for baby’s skinCleaning baby’s skin
Extremely practical and easy to use, no-rinse Thick cleansing wipes are soaked in cleansing milk to gently clean your baby’s skin and leave it soft and delicately perfumed. If you have a little boy, don’t forget to place a baby wipe or a towel over his penis to avoid a warm shower.
If you prefer using a milk, apply No-rinse cleansing milk using a cotton pad and gently wipe the skin, always working from front to back, until perfectly clean. This cleansing milk with calendula extract reduces and calms irritation for a soothing and softening effect. Moms can also use this cleansing milk, because it makes a great make-up remover!
Some moms prefer no-rinse Cleansing water, which offers several advantages for the skin. Not only is it an effective cleanser, it also moisturizes the epidermis to ensure it remains supple and soothes fragile skin. If the product is to be used correctly, it should be reapplied until the cotton comes away clean. It leaves a fresh and clean sensation that will prove popular with your child.
Beware of sensitive skin!
As their skin is particularly fragile, many babies are prone to irritation. After cleaning your baby’s bottom, remember to thoroughly dry all skin folds to avoid the possibility of a rash developing. Then apply regenerative, barrier and soothing Eryteal ointment, which boosts the skin barrier’s natural protective function. Gently apply the cream to clean, dry skin 4 to 8 times a day until all signs of nappy rash disappear. Baby’s smile will be back before you know it!
Prevent skin problems
To avoid all possibility of your baby developing a rash, here are a few tips. First, make sure your baby’s bottom is always dry and don’t forget to protect his skin. To prevent the onset of a rash, use Protective water-based paste in the evening at the last nappy change. It will create a barrier between your baby’s bottom and his nappy, effectively isolating your child’s skin from the damp and preparing him for a good night’s sleep. If he develops a mild rash, don’t panic! All you have to do is apply a thick layer of this cream to the skin at each nappy change, without forgetting hidden folds of skin.