If you don’t wish to use harsh chemicals on your newborn’s skin, look no further than this DIY baby body wash recipe made using natural ingredients!
Why Use Homemade DIY Baby Body Wash?
Commercial body washes, no matter how much they claim to be safe and gentle, include ingredients that can be harsh on your baby’s soft skin. And if you continue to use them, they can dry the skin tissues and cause considerable damage in the long run! If not this, there’s a slight risk of allergies if any of the ingredients don’t suit your baby’s skin. Therefore it’s always good to be on the safer side in case of newborns. And there arises a need to process a homemade DIY baby body wash with ingredients that are safe and natural!
At What Age Should You Bathe Your Baby Daily?
There’s no need to bathe your baby until 24 hours of the birth, says WHO. While other organizations claim that you can choose not to bathe the baby until the umbilical cord heals. Or if you wish to bathe them before that, it’s advisable to stick to sponge baths. Even after, there’s no necessity to bathe them daily, once or twice a week would do good until they turn one!
How Should You Bathe Your Baby?
Considering if its the first wash we are talking about, you should be very careful and gentle on their skin. Use a microfiber washcloth or a soft sponge to wash the face and hair. It’s recommended to use lukewarm water to keep them warm and cozy during the bath. Don’t keep your baby in the water for too long and finish it as quickly as possible. After you’re done, pat dry your baby and change them into soft clothes and fresh diapers!
DIY Baby Body Wash
- Unscented Castile Soap- One Cup
- Vegetable Glycerin- 4 tbsp
- Carrier Oil (Almond or Coconut Oil)- 1-2 tsp
- Distilled Water- 1-2 tbsp
- Essential Oil (anyone you like)- 10 Drops
- Pump Bottle
- In a pump bottle, add all the ingredients in the following order- Unscented castile soap, vegetable glycerin, carrier oil, essential oil, and distilled water.
- Now shake the bottle vigorously to ensure that all the ingredients get mixed well.
- Pump a little amount and rub it gently over your baby’s skin and wash with a sponge or a washcloth.
- Remember to shake the bottle well before every use so that the oils don’t get settled at the bottom.
Unscented castile soap is great for your kid’s sensitive skin as it moisturizes their skin and helps in retaining natural oils. However, it’s not good for the baby’s eyes, so keep it away from the contact of eyes. If it does get into the eyes, wash the eyes immediately with water.