There is nothing like holding a newborn baby. Their smell, their snuggles, their soft, delicate skin. It’s the best. And now that I’m getting closer and closer to my due date I can’t help but think about the upcoming moments that I’ll have holding and caring for my son. Feeding him, soothing him, giving him baths . . . My heart fills with love and excitement just thinking about it. And along with anticipating these exciting moments, I’m thinking about everything I need to prepare before the arrival of my son.
There is something that surprises me about new parents. Many expecting parents spend so much time thinking about what stroller they want for their baby or what car seat they should get and what crib is best for their nursery, etc. And yes, of course, all of these products are important, but parents usually put very little to no thought at all into the products that they are putting on baby’s skin. They just register or pick up a brand of baby body wash and shampoo and lotion that they’ve heard of without really looking into that brand, their standards, or the quality of their ingredients. As a new parent, myself, I’m putting a lot of thought into what’s going onto my baby’s skin. Thankfully, I have had a lot of experience with newborns through my work as a postpartum doula. I already know how important these things are and that I need to have high quality and safe products for my son. I mean, we all know that our skin is our largest organ. And baby’s skin is so new, sensitive, and delicate. I want to be sure that the products that I am choosing are going to protect and nourish his skin.
When doing my research on top baby brands for skin care, I kept coming across Cetaphil Baby. Did you know that it’s the #1 pediatrician recommended brand? I had no idea! I’ve totally used their products myself over the years–especially when I was a teenager going through my acne stage–and I loved that their face wash is very gentle, yet effective and that it would help clean and moisturize my skin without stripping or clogging it. It’s no wonder that Cetaphil is the brand recommended most by dermatologists over any other brand of cleaners and moisturizers. I was reading great things about Cetaphil Baby and I knew had to give it a try.
The first thing I did when the products came in the mail is take a look at the ingredients. I love that their products are paraben free, mineral oil free, hypoallergenic, and dermatologist tested, and many are also comprised of skin-calming organic calendula. Perfect for our little ones! Because calendula extract is made from the marigold flower–which has been used for centuries to soothe sensitive and irritated skin–I knew that this would be gentle enough for my baby boy. I’ve seen so many babies with eczema, cradle cap, and rashes. These are common irritations for babies, but Cetaphil Baby now has products to help those with extremely dry, sensitive and eczema afflicted skin, which is reassuring to me as a parent.
Bath time is a special activity when you get to bond with your baby. You’re providing your loving touch as you care for and play with your little one. After trying these Cetaphil Baby products on my own skin and seeing just how gentle and nourishing their products are, I feel confident that these are a perfect choice for me and my son.