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Caring For Baby Sensitive Skin with La Roche-Posay Baby Range

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Hi everyone,

I’m delighted to be teaming up with La Roche-Posay again to chat to you all about their Baby range. Caring for baby sensitive skin can be quite difficult if you’re not sure where to start and want to find the best products, which are the kindest to your little one’s skin.

I’ve been a fan of La Roche-Posay for quite some time now – not just for myself but for my sons too. Each product features simple, minimal formulations that are clinically proven and tested on the most sensitive skin.

Both my boys have had very sensitive skin from a young age. From the ages of 10 months or so they both developed dry sensitive skin. Ollie’s was particularly bad – when this is your firstborn it can be quite daunting, as you aren’t used to it.

In hospital I was advised on how to bathe my baby but I don’t remember being told a whole lot about how to moisturise them or when I should start.  I bathed the boys from birth at home and because they both enjoyed it I didn’t find it as nerve-wracking. I think it’s a lovely time to bond and play with your baby. Generally I’d moisturise their skin after their bath.

La Roche-Posay has always been the brand I naturally reached for. I knew their products were safe and gentle to sensitive skin, which always put my mind at ease. For regular use, I’d use the Lipikar range, which is suitable for very dry to eczema-prone skin. I really found they helped with any irritations the boys’ had.

Different stages bring different concerns when it comes to babies. Teething, for example, would cause bad nappy rash and to treat that I’ve always used Cicaplast as it’s an excellent barrier and repairing cream. The Cicaplast range is absolutely essential for helping to repair everything from nappy rash to dribble rash to minor scrapes and grazes. Its formula absorbs very quickly and is non-sticky, which is a bonus.

If you read my previous post in collaboration with La Roche-Posay (see here), you’d know I take skin protection from the sun very seriously. It’s essential to be sun smart all year round, whatever the weather. The boys and myself have been wearing the La Roche-Posay Anthelios Lotion SPF50+. The Anthelios range is made up of a wide range of formulas including body milk, lotion, and spray. All of the products are non-perfumed so are ideal for sensitive prone skin.

And not only can the La Roche-Posay Baby range be used on babies, the whole family can use it too, which I love.

The La Roche-Posay Baby range is available in pharmacies nationwide.

For more information, check out laroche-posay.ie.

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Expert Tips for Managing Dry Skin/Eczema from Infancy with La Roche-Posay Consultant Dermatologist, Dr. Niki Ralph

*Take a short daily bath – under 10 minutes – in lukewarm water using a fragrance-free emollient

*Use an emollient regularly from birth. The child will accept that this is “routine” and it may prevent a child with a known family history of eczema from developing dry skin or at least from reducing the severity of atopic dermatitis

*Emollients should be applied with each nappy change in infancy

*Emollients should be applied 3-4 times per day for toddlers and young children

*Some emollients should be softened prior to application if they are cold/firm

*Apply the emollient in smooth, long downward strokes, in the direction of hair growth so that one does not cause folliculitis, which is inflammation of the hair follicle (looks like spots on the skin)

*Dress babies in baby grows with built-in mitts and older children in cotton gloves

*Use wraps/bandages under pyjamas or baby grows if necessary.

*Sleep in a cool room – a hot room may encourage scratching during sleep

*Wear cotton clothing, removing any irritating labels/tags and avoid the skin coming into contact with rough seams etc.

*Layer clothes to avoid a child becoming too hot

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