Why is my baby’s skin so sensitive?

Why is my baby’s skin so sensitive?
  • Because your baby’s skin is more vulnerable and sensitive to external aggressors, using the right routine with the right products is key
  • Try to keep your routine simple and use gentle, soothing products specifically developed for babies; whether it’s to treat nappy rash or protect your baby from the sun

Although it has the same structure as adult skin, baby's skin is more vulnerable and sensitive to external aggressors. To ensure your baby's comfort and well-being, it is important to combine the right routine with the right products while keeping it simple.

Implement a simple daily routine

A 10-minute bath in water no warmer than 37 degrees will help to bring hydration and comfort to your baby’s skin. La Roche-Posay’s Lipikar Cleansing Oil is great if you’re looking for a bath-based solution. It’s suitable for normal to dry skin, and protects against the drying effects of hard water. If your baby’s skin is towards the drier end, Lipikar Syndet AP+ is a better solution, the pH neutral formula locks in moisture for 24 hours.

Once the skin is soothed from the bath, you should then apply an emollient in gentle circular movements. La Roche-Posay’s Lipikar Balm AP+ provides 48 hour hydration and 24 hour itch protection for your baby, and the unique ingredient Aqua Posae Filiformis (AP+) is clinically proven to reduce the frequency of your baby’s eczema flare ups.

Pay close attention to your baby's bottom

To help prevent the causes of nappy rash, wash your baby's bottom with luke warm water, then dry it gently before generously applying a protective, restorative cream after every nappy change, such as Cicaplast Baume B5. This hydrating anti-bacterial formula containing vitamin B5, glycerine and Shea Butter is specifically designed to soothe and protect a baby’s dry and sensitive skin.

Always use very high sun protection

Paediatricians and dermatologists strongly recommend that children under the age of three should not be directly exposed to the sun as their skin is more sensitive to UV rays. And even if they are not exposed directly, they should be protected from long UVA rays which can penetrate their skin even when they are in the shade.

The formula of SPF 50+ Baby Lotion from the La Roche-Posay Dermatological Laboratory is gentle, safe and effective, offering very high protection against UV rays - even in the case of indirect exposure. In addition, its cocoon-like texture hydrates and nourishes your baby's skin for optimal protection.