Caring for your baby

The day your baby is born, his skin is brutally thrust into a completely new environment.

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Your baby needs to be cleaned several times a day in addition to his daily bath: after diaper change and meals.

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The daily bath is an important time for your baby: in addition to keeping him clean, it helps develop his sensory perception. It's also a special part of the day you can share together.

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Your baby’s diaper needs to be changed up to 7 or 8 times a day. An infant’s very delicate little bottom can easily become irritated from dampness, contact with urine and stools.

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Up until age 3, your child’s skin is delicate and immature: it has few defenses against harsh elements (cold, wind, sun, dry air, etc.).

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Atopic eczema is an increasingly common skin problem that leads to extreme dryness, itchiness and skin discomfort that can be intense.

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Your baby’s skin has a wealth of unique cell potential, but it is also delicate and undeveloped: it doesn’t yet function as a complete protective barrier.

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The diaper area’s very delicate skin can easily become irritated, especially during the baby’s first year of life. Up to 60% of infants are affected during the first 12 months.

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During the first few weeks of life, babies may have small yellowish crusty patches, greasy to the touch, on their scalp or top of their face. This is “cradle cap”.

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Your baby’s skin is rich in potent cells that are at their maximum strength at birth. This unique and precious resource is also extremely vulnerable.

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Sunlight is essential, and we all love to enjoy the sun because it has a major effect on our mood. Plus, we synthesize Vitamin D - which is essential for good health - from the sun’s rays.

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The sun emits rays which penetrates through our skin. Although these rays are vital for our health, they can also have harmful effects.

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Until they reach age 3, infants do not have a fully developed skin defense system, which leaves them highly vulnerable to the sun’s rays. As a result, doctors strongly recommend that young children be kept out of direct sunlight.

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