QV Baby skincare products consists of a range of gentle hydrating cleansers and moisturisers specially developed for babies’ delicate skin. Recommended by paediatricians, every QV baby product is free from colour, fragrance and other common irritants, so nothing comes between you and your baby.
A great way to strengthen the bond between you and baby is to gently moisturise baby's skin while moisturising baby’s skin. Use a rich moisturiser and relax and enjoy these special moments..
Massaging your baby
As a parent, touch is one of the main ways we can communicate with our baby. Baby massage is a great way to form a bond between you and your baby. It also has many other benefits like helping them to develop healthy sleep patterns, improving circulation and aiding digestive function1. Massage can last as long as you and your baby are comfortable and happy, so just relax and try not to watch the clock during this time 2. Most importantly enjoy the special bonding experience and be assured you’re helping to nurture a happy baby.
Step by step guide to massaging your baby
Find a quiet time and space each day to perform baby massage.
Before beginning a massage, baby should be making eye contact showing you that they are ready to receive massage.
To perform massage, use a high quality moisturiser such as QV Baby Moisturising Cream or QV Baby Skin Lotion to help protect delicate skin and moisturise for 24 hours.
Baby massage should begin on the legs and move to the buttocks, abdomen, chest, arms, face, head and then the back.
Wearing a wet or dirty nappy for too long can irritate your child’s delicate skin. It is usually triggered by prolonged dampness, friction and ammonia substances released from urine. Other contributors in the nappy area can be due to chemicals in washing detergents, soaps, baby wipes, certain foods, medicine and teething. Early measures are best.
Hints to help manage
Change nappies frequently to ensure soiled nappies are not left in contact with the skin for too long OR prolonged periods. Cleanse the nappy area at each nappy changed and dry it thoroughly. Use a protective nappy cream or lotion at nappy change time. Try to leave the nappy off for periods of time to allow the skin to breathe.
Baby Centre: Massaging your baby [Internet] 2016 [updated 2014 May; cited 2016 February 10]. Available from: http://www.babycentre.co.uk/a1042915/massaging-your-baby
Infant Massage Information Services [Internet]. 2016 [cited 2016 February 2]. Available from: http://www.babymassage.net.au/getting-started.html