A word from our Residential Baby Ambassador: “Hi I’m Eddy and I’m 6 months old, I like pureed fruit and bright and vague colours and shapes. Everyone’s been asking us babies left right and centre “how do you get your skin like that?” “What do you use?” “What filter is that?”. My DMs are always full of questions every day for advice like “Should I be using Nappy Balm every day?” “How many baths a week do I really need?” and “are mushed bananas really all they’re cracked up to be?”. And frankly, it’s difficult to even sit up let alone respond to all these messages… So, the team at MooGoo has chipped in and done it for me. Below are mine and a few other babies’ best tips to achieve a perfect baby skincare routine in just 3 easy steps… you’re welcome.”
When we think of baby skin, we think of incredibly soft, plump, perfect skin. But that’s not always the case, baby skin is more often than not very sensitive and easily irritated, leading to bumps, rashes, dryness, and discolouration… We created the MooGoo Baby Range when our own little ones came along because we wanted to know exactly what we were putting on their skin. All of the ingredients we use in our products are natural, healthy and gentle. We make fuss-free skincare for the fussiest customer (babies!), that gives parents peace of mind. So, say rock-a-BYE to irritated skin and hello to smooth baby buns. This way for 3 easy steps to make your babies’ skin happy, healthy, and protected.
Step 1 - Wash
First, grab Spotify, run the bath and plonk your little bubble-07 in because it's about to get clean up in here. We’ve got the facts and word just in: Babies need bubbles. Babies need bubbles as much as they need clean, healthy, and happy skin. What they don’t need though is harmful and stripping ingredients like soap and SLS (they’re not keen on those). A lot of commercial baby washes or baby soaps are made with these and can strip the skin of its natural oils, leaving it high and dry – so watch out for those.
Our 2-1 Bubbly Wash is made with small amounts of 5 different natural cleansers that are milder on the skin than one concentrated cleanser alone. For some very helpful tips on bath time fun, check out our blog ‘Bath Time Tips for a Happy Suddy Bubby’. Moving onto the hair, who would have thought that such little hair could get so dirty? Our 2-1 Bubbly Wash can be used as a shampoo as well but if you want something a little more cleansing but just as gentle (designed specifically for hair) we suggest our no-tear Gentle Shampoo. It’s made with Milk Protein to keep baby strands smooth and healthy, perfect for untangling mashed banana. Tiny mohawk anyone?
Tip: check out those bath time visors if your baby/toddler is extra fussy when it comes to shampoo.
Step 2 - Protect
Skin that’s as soft as a baby’s bottom is as sensitive as one too and all parents know, the nappy area is one of the crankiest patches of them all – the culprit? Nappy rash. Nappy rash can be caused by several things: Infrequent nappy changes, new foods, antibiotics, or simply excessive friction. It’s incredibly common and even the best parents in the world struggle with it! It’s important to address the cause and not just the symptom. So, we’ve added hard-working, soothing, and anti-yeast ingredients to our Nappy Balm. Like Piroctone Olamine, (an anti-yeast ingredient to keep irritation under control) and Vitamin E, (an anti-oxidant that provides moisture by strengthening the skin's protective barrier). We also use Zinc as a natural solution, that acts as a physical barrier. After your bub is all clean and smelling divine, slip a protection and prevention Nappy Balm all over their little button, like icing on a cupcake.
Step 3 - Moisturise
The last step is moisturising! Once your baby is dry, lather a lightweight moisturiser all over their little faces and squishy limbs (obviously avoiding the eyes). We recommend our all nut-ural Soothing Nut-Oil Free Moisturiser. It’s made with Olive Squalane, Allantoin, Aloe Vera & Honey, and absolutely nut-thing nasty (see what we did there) so it’ll blend in like an absolute cream. We added in as much MSM as we could possibly fit in, and packed it with a whole team of heavy-lifting skin healing ingredients to soothe and calm (only their skin though sorry!). The best way to apply the Soothing Nut-Oil Free Moisturiser is with a baby massage. A baby massage is a beautiful bonding moment where you can express your love and care while soothing and preparing them for sleep. It’s important not to do this while your babies’ skin is damp as moisture can get stuck in all those (adorable) little folds made up of thin, irritable skin that are prone to rashes.
Step 4 – Bedtime
Onesie that baby up, cuddle, bedtime story and they’re ready for bed. Good luck and Good Night!