A baby’s skin is soft and delicate, and go through many changes as they grow. Here are some guidelines for a daily skin care routine to ensure healthy skin at any stage of life. Baby Pibu™ proudly collaborates with Moms On Call™, respected parenting consultants who support parents all over the globe, to provide ideas to help babies stay happy and healthy. For more information on Moms On Call™ please visit their website at www.momsoncall.com.


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SPLASH

  • Establish a good routine. Getting into a good nighttime bath routine is the ideal way to prepare you and your baby for bedtime. When your baby bathes at night, he will begin to associate bath time with bedtime.  He will begin to realize that after bath comes changing, feeding and lights out, and will help him slow down for sleep. This is especially handy when you start traveling with your baby across time zones. The nightly bath time routine serves as a reset point during the “witching hour” to remind your baby that bath time equals bedtime.
  • Set the right bath conditions. There are many products out there that help you determine what the bath water temperature should be. Instead, we recommend you check the water temperature yourself. Just put your hand in and feel the temperature. If it’s too hot for you, it’s too hot for your baby. It’s also best to use warm water – not hot water – and keep the bath to less than five minutes for babies ages newborn to six months old. Baths can extend to ten minutes or less for babies older than six months. Water does not hydrate, but instead dries out the skin so keeping water exposure to a minimum is important
  • Only clean where you must. Babies actually aren’t that dirty so it is best not to use soap all over your baby’s skin. Soap can further strip your baby of her normal oils. Areas that need soap include the hair, hands, feet, armpits, neck folds, and groin.  Other than those areas, just use water. For the dirty areas, look for a 2-in-1 hair and body cleanser like Baby Pibu’s Bathtime Wash. That way you only need one product. When choosing a wash, look for the Seal of Acceptance by the National Eczema Association (NEA). The NEA recognizes products that have been clinically tested to be hypoallergenic and irritant-free.  Lastly, look for products in bottles that can be opened and squirted with one hand. At some point in time you will be giving your baby a bath by yourself and you’ll need one hand to support her.
  • Exfoliate to prevent cradle cap. Cradle cap is a common skin condition that occurs on a baby’s scalp as well as the eyebrows, nose, and around the ears. It is caused by overgrowth of yeast-like Malassezia from excess oil. To prevent cradle cap, lather up a soft bristle brush with wash and gently massage the baby’s scalp in a circular motion. With a warm, wet washcloth, gently wipe around the eyebrows, nose and behind the ears.  Do not use wash on the washcloth – just water. Using the soft bristle brush and washcloth helps to remove the buildup of excess oil and ultimately helps to prevent cradle cap formation.
  • Never leave your baby alone in the tub by himself. It goes without saying, but it’s so important we’ll say it again. You may face the time when the phone rings or some other interruption happens during bath time, and you will consider handling it since it will only be a few seconds. Just don’t. Don’t ever leave your baby or toddler in the bath by themselves even for a single second. Drowning accidents can happen in the bathtub even with a couple inches of water.

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SLATHER

After the bath, it’s best to apply a moisturizer to lock in moisture and hydrate your baby’s skin. Use either a cream or an ointment since lotions are made up mostly of water and don’t seal in moisture as well. We recommend Baby Pibu’s Baby Butter for everyday use or Hydrating Ointment for the drier times. For the bottom, apply Hydrating Ointment or a diaper rash cream such as Baby Pibu’s Bottom Balm to help prevent diaper rash.

Need a review to feel confident so you can do it yourself? Check out our video showing Dr. Amy demonstrating how to give a baby a bath.

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=UNIzpMb5Dmg

With these few simple tips, bath time may just become your favorite time of day – and your baby’s.

Bathtime Wash

OverviewDoctor InstructionsIngredients

Pibu™ Category Daily Care
Uses 2-in-1 hair and body cleanser
Smells Like A hint of lavender
Feels Like Creamy, relaxing, easy to rinse off
Derm-momRX Tear-free, naturally-derived, non-toxic, hypoallergenic, safe and gentle for everyday use for all ages,recommended by the National Eczema Association

Pibu’s™ Bathtime Wash- Tear free 2-in-1 Hair and Body Wash Doctor’s Instructions: Place a small amount of Pibu’s™ Bathtime Wash on a warm damp washcloth or your fingers to gently cleanse baby’s hands, feet, armpits, neck folds and groin area. Apply pea-sized amount to sot-bristle brush and gently massage into scalp and hair using a circular motion. Rinse thoroughly with warm water.
Warnings: For external use only. Stop using if adverse reaction occurs. Questions: Call 1-800-948-3631 or submit questions to info@babypibu.dev

Baby Butter

OverviewDoctor InstructionsIngredients

Pibu™ Category Daily Care
Uses Moisturizer for everyday all-over use and massage
Smells Like A hint of lavender
Feels Like Luxuriously buttery, nourishing, non-greasy,relaxing, absorbs into skin quickly
Derm-momRX Naturally-derived, non-toxic, hypoallergenic, chemical free, safe and gentle for everyday use for all ages,recommended by the National Eczema Association

Pibu’s™ Baby Butter- Daily Moisturizing Cream

Doctor’s Instructions: Use morning and night to lock in moisture and nourish baby’s sensitive skin. Using your hands apply liberally by massaging Pibu’s™ Baby Butter all over clean dry skin. Safe enough to use on baby’s face. For best results, use twice daily and after exposure to water or wetness.

Warnings: For external use only. Avoid contact with eyes. Stop using if adverse reaction occur.

Questions:Call 1-800-948-3631 or submit questions to info@babypibu.dev

Bottom Balm

OverviewDoctor InstructionsIngredients

Pibu™ Category Protect
Uses Baby bottom protection from diaper rash
Smells Like Fresh, no scent
Feels Like Non-greasy, protective, and rapid absorbing
strong>Derm-momRX Naturally-derived, non-toxic, hypoallergenic, chemical free, safe and gentle for everyday use for babies of all ages

Bottom Balm- Skin Protection from Diaper Rash

Doctor’s Instructions: Change wet and soiled diapers promptly. Cleanse diaper area and allow to dry before applying Pibu’s™ Bottom Balm. Apply ointment liberally with every diaper change. Reapply prior to bedtime or any time exposure to wet diapers may be prolonged.

Warnings: For external use only. Avoid contact with eyes. Stop using if adverse reaction occurs. Keep out of reach of children.

Questions:Call 1-800-948-3631 or info@babypibu.dev


Sun Protection

Mother gives sun protection to babyMost parents know that sun protection is critical for their children and that daily use of sunscreen is the best way to protect their delicate skin from the sun’s harmful rays. Did you know that even one blistering sunburn before the age of 18 can more than double your child’s risk of skin cancer later in life? Here are some important facts regarding sun protection and sunscreen for toddlers and babies so you can effectively protect your little ones.

Sun Damage Facts

  • UVA and UVB rays are both ultraviolet radiation, which has been linked to skin cancer development. UVA rays are longer, penetrate deeper and are responsible for skin aging. UVB rays are shorter, cause sunburn and further skin damage.
  • Approximately 90% of non-melanoma skin cancers and about 65% of melanoma skin cancers are linked with ultraviolet radiation.
  • Melanoma risk can be reduced by up to 50% just by applying a sunscreen with an SPF 15 or higher.
  • Sunscreens offer different ingredients that provide UVA or UVB protection, or both. Zinc oxide and titanium dioxide are physical blockers that provide for both broad UVA and UVB protection. Sunscreens that offer both UVA and UVB protection may be labeled as “broad spectrum.” Baby Pibu™ Baby Sunscreen offers broad-spectrum coverage, and is PABA-free and chemical-free.
  • SPF measures the ability of a sunscreen to protect from UVB rays. An SPF of 15 means that sunscreen protects you from burning 15 times longer. For example, if you burn in 10 minutes, that sunscreen prevents you from burning or reddening for 2.5 hours.

Prevention

  • Avoid peak hours. Try to avoid taking your baby outside during peak sun times (10 am until 4 pm). If you are outside during these times, seek shade for your baby.
  • Apply baby sunscreen. Sunscreens can be applied to babies six months or older. Before heading out the door SLATHER your baby (or toddler!) from head to toe.   Sunscreen should be applied 30 minutes before heading to the pool or beach. Remember to reapply sunscreen every 1 ½ to two hours and especially after getting wet. No sunscreen is truly waterproof so repeat application after any wetness from swimming or sweating. Baby Pibu’s Baby Sunscreen SPF 30+ is easy to apply and less greasy so it absorbs quickly.
  • Cover up. Dress your little one in protective UV clothing and a floppy hat when you’re planning to be outdoors for an extended period of time.

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SPOT Sunburn

  • Sunburns often have delayed reactions to the sun’s rays that begin to appear 6-8 hours after exposure and can last for 1-2 days.
  • Sunburns usually begin with redness but significant burns can involve swelling and blisters.

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SOOTHE Sunburn

  • If your baby begins to show signs of redness after sun exposure, you can apply a safe, low-dose hydrocortisone cream like Baby Pibu’s Rash Relief two times per day for up to two days to help soothe the skin. Do not use hydrocortisone cream for extended periods of time.
  • You can also use a cool compress to provide additional relief.
  • Over-the-counter baby ibuprofen (an anti-inflammatory) can also help to slow down the sunburn reaction. Check with your pediatrician before administering ibuprofen or any other medicine.

When to Call the Doctor

If you notice significant swelling, with or without blisters, consult with your pediatrician or dermatologist.

Sunscreen Concerns

  • Oxybenzone. There have been questions raised regarding oxybenzone, which has been FDA approved since 1978. Today there is no significant data supporting the claim that oxybenzone causes health concerns or hormonal problems, and it is safe to use on infants over six months old.
  • Retinyl palmitate. Retinyl palmitate was another ingredient that received negative attention. It is an ingredient added into products not for UV protection but for anti-aging and antioxidant protection. Again, there is no data to support that it causes skin cancer.
  • Nanoparticle technology. Another term that you may have heard related to sunscreen is nanoparticle technology. There is some recent concern regarding nanoparticle technology, and whether or not these nanoparticles – particles in the size of 15-100 nm – can pass through healthy human skin. Right now, the consensus is no, but this is still being debated by scientists. There is valid concern if these nanoparticles are inhaled. Zinc oxide and titanium dioxide can be in the form of nanoparticles, and that’s where the debate of nanoparticles in sunscreen arises. Baby Pibu™ does not use nanoparticle technology; rather Baby Pibu™ sunscreen contains micronized zinc oxide and titanium dioxide. Micronized particles are much larger than nanoparticles and cannot be absorbed through the skin.

Baby Sunscreen

OverviewDoctor InstructionsIngredients

Pibu™ Category Protect
strong>Uses High-level, daily skin protection from sun’s harmful rays
Smells Like Fresh, no scent
Feels Like Non-greasy, protection, and rapid absorbing
Derm-momRX Naturally-derived, non-toxic, hypoallergenic, PABA-free, UVA & UVB broad-spectrum protection, chemical-free, safe and gentle for everyday use for babies over 6 months, recommended by the Skin Cancer Foundation

Baby Sunscreen SPF 30+- PABA free, Broad-spectrum UVA and UVB Sun Protection Doctor’s Instructions: Apply liberally fifteen minutes before sun exposure. Reapply at least every two hours and immediately after swimming or towel drying. Pair with a long brimmed hat and eye protection. Warnings: Intended for children over six months. For external use only. Do not use on damaged or broken skin. Avoid contact with eyes. Questions:Call 1-800-948-3631 or info@babypibu.dev