Tackling Motherhood While Properly Caring for a Baby’s Sensitive Skin

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Welcoming our son Josiah King brought our family full circle. It is truly blissful. The days got longer and the nights were shorter, with a few sleepless nights here and there, but we wouldn’t trade it for anything else. But just like any other parents, we faced quite a few setbacks. One of those is properly caring for a newborn’s sensitive skin. If you’re wondering how or simply feel that bathing your baby is quite daunting (which is NORMAL), then this post is definitely for you!

First things first, you need to know that it’s okay to feel intimidated. Every new mom and dad goes through this stage. After all, the primary goal is to provide the best care possible for your precious bundle of joy, so it makes sense to wonder if you’re doing it right. Next is to understand your baby’s skin so you can adjust accordingly. Ready? Then let’s begin…

FACT #1 – Babies are born with sensitive skin
FACT #2 – Weather and changing seasons can affect a baby’s skin
FACT #3 – Your baby’s skincare routine and skincare products can have a MAJOR effect on their delicate skin

Since Josiah was born in early November, his pediatrician recommended to bathe him 2-3 times a week. That’s because a baby’s skin loses moisture 5x faster than an adult’s! Crazy right? Which also brings us to the point of how important it is to have the right products. For us, there’s only ONE superior choice – Baby Dove.

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We don’t have to worry about the ingredients used in Baby Dove products, because their cleansers, as well as lotions, are made with 100% skin-natural nutrients that go BEYOND mildness to replenish essential moisture. They are also dermatologist and pediatrician tested and carefully made with no dyes, no parabens, and no phthalates.

Now that it is spring season and Josiah is a little older, we’re taking him outdoors more so he can start exploring the world around him. His little adventures also mean more frequent baths. Since he is now 5 months old, we have been bathing him every night as part of his nightly routine – and he LOVES it!

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Josiah’s Skin Care Routine

STEP #1 – One thing all babies have in common is that they pee, poopie, and sweat! To clean up any impurities, we use Baby Dove Sensitive Moisture Tip to Toe Wash. Its gentle cleansers minimize damage while replenishing skin lipids to keep baby’s sensitive skin nourished and healthy.

We make Josiah’s bath time extra special by singing nursery songs and rhymes. He also has a rubber ducky that keeps his hands and eyes busy. My husband and I absolutely love the fact that Baby Dove Sensitive Moisture Tip to Toe Wash is Hypoallergenic (suitable for all skin types), Fragrance-free, and Tear-free which is a BIG PLUS!!!

Baby Dove Tip to Toe WashPIN IT!

STEP #2 – Right after his bath, he gets bundled up in fluffy towels that he enjoys pulling and tugging. Since his skin tends to get very dry and ashy, we use Baby Dove Sensitive Moisture Baby Lotion to help his skin stay moisturized all day. Aside from being gentle, it also soothes dry skin from FIRST use!

Instead of just applying and rushing to put on his diaper and jammies, we take this opportunity to give him some massages. It’s the perfect bonding time for us.

Baby Dove Baby LotionPIN IT!

Baby Dove Baby LotionPIN IT!

STEP #3 – When it comes to keeping him clean throughout the day, and in between diaper changes, we use Baby Dove Sensitive Moisture Baby Wipes. These wipes are as gentle as water and effectively remove ALL impurities while INSTANTLY moisturizing his skin.

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Baby Dove Baby WipesPIN IT!

MAJOR TIP: Then we coat his bum with petroleum jelly generously to lock away the wetness and keep his bottom from getting soaked. Doing so helps prevent irritation and rashes. Basing on our personal experience, this works like a charm as he never had any rash at all!

By following these steps, you can guarantee to keep your precious little one’s skin fresh, clean, and healthy!

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Baby DovePIN IT!

Nurturing and caring for your little one doesn’t have to be intimidating or downright scary. There’s NO PERFECT WAY to care for your baby. The best way is “YOUR” way. When it comes to caring for their skin, however, there’s a SUPERIOR way to do so, and that is with Baby Dove.

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  • Jenna mcFarland

    Well isn’t he just the sweetest?! Ive used baby dove with all three of my girls!

  • Gladys parker

    Awesome post! When my children were little there were only two choices for baby soap. The rest of the family used Dove. I would have used Dove but, it just didn’t say for babies. At around one I switched to their own Dove bar. I am so happy any future grandchildren can have Baby Dove!

  • Pat

    Baby Dove soap sounds like a good choice, and thanks for all the tips about bathing a baby.

  • Adriana

    I swear by this stuff. I use it on my little man all the time

  • Annreeba

    Dove baby products are simply awesome. I love them very much. Thanks for sharing the tips.

  • Caroline higgs

    As a fellow mom who has my own six month old bouncing baby boy, sensitive skin has posed a real challenge (especially this past winter). We will definitely have to give the Baby Dove line a try!

  • paspsortofawanderwoman

    I didn’t know Dove have products dedicated for babies skin! Great. I am definitely getting these to gift it to some new babies I know.

  • Joan Cajic

    Your baby is so adorable,, I actually just got a sample of the dove baby wash and I can’t wait to try it on my son’s skin and hopefully he likes it.

  • robin rue

    I have been using Dove for my own skin for years. My skin is sensitive and it’s the only brand that doesn’t irritate me.

  • kumamonjeng

    Glad to learn that Dove now has the baby version. Should be mild to baby skin. Oh the baby look so comfortable and enjoying his bath!

  • Czjai Reyes-Ocampo

    I love that Dove finally came out with a line for babies. My son uses the regular Dove soap now, (he is already 9 years old after all), but we’re now using the Dove baby wipes and we love how it’s soft and very much suitable for sensitive skin.

  • Amber Myers

    I’ve always been a huge fan of Dove products. They work so well. I buy it for myself and my kids!

  • valmg @ Mom Knows It All

    I have always loved the smell of a nice clean baby and many baby products. I love the design of that body wash bottle.

  • Ashley

    Your baby is such cutie!! I had no idea dove makes baby products, I think that’s great.

  • Franc Ramon

    My family uses Dove and it’s really been known to be a delicate soap. Babies really need to have the right soap for their delicate skin.

  • Ally

    We used all of the baby dove skin care products as well! We started out with Johnson & Johnson but noticed a drastic change in how his skin was with the dove vs. the johnson & johnson!

  • Jeanette

    I wish this was around when we kiddo was a baby. He had extremely sensitive skin and this kind of soap would’ve been perfect for him.

  • Kansas Bonanno

    I’ll have to try Dove baby for my oldest, she has horribly dry skin and has eczema. We have the hardest time finding things that work for her.

  • Geraline Batarra

    Such a good brand for me I used Dove since then as my body soap and facial cleanser and now that I am a mother I use baby dove for my kids for their sensitive skins.

  • peter

    I love dove products. they have been a staple in my mom’s home as well as mine too. making sure baby is properly moisturized is an important d@ily task.

  • Essi

    I love and only use Dove products for my skin care. I don’t have kids yet, but this is information can be passed on to my friends with babies. Thanks for sharing.

  • Sarah Bailey

    I bet it is awful when your child is suffering from sensitive skin, Knowing what to do much be hard, but it is great brands like Dove offer help.

  • Rachel

    I have been using the tip to toe wash. It is great! I love how my daughter’s skin feels and smells.

  • Tasheena

    I wish Dove had this line when my children were smaller. I have to get this for my niece. Your son is too adorable.

  • Elizabeth O

    Dove is such a great brand, its really awesome that they have bought out a range for babies. I love the packaging it is really lovely and it looks like your adorable little one really likes the product too!

  • Tomi c

    Your little one is growing so fast. Just a cutie-patootey. Love Dove products. We use Dove Sensitive Skin soaps and lotions and I didn’t even know they had a baby product line. This will definitely be in with the next baby shower gifts.

  • Natasha Mairs

    Your baby is just so cute!!!

    I have never used dove baby products, but would defo consider them if my kids were babies again

  • tara pittman

    My youngest son has skin issues so I need to see if he can handle Dove. I love using their shampoo.

  • Shruti

    I have months old niece whom we take care with such care and are still 0scared sometimes that maybe we are not doing it right. Real life experience posts like these help me help my sister-in-law take care of her daughter, of course my favorite niece!

  • Hannah Mitchell

    I could only use dove with my son! I love seeing anyone else who has the same problem as me (dealing with a kid who has sensitive skin) and finding such a perfect solution!

  • Livi

    Ever since my youngest was a baby, I’ve always used the dove bar since her skin is so sensitive. I’m so happy to know that they have one for babies now!!

  • Terri Beavers

    Your baby is so precious as I”m sure you already know, lol. We have been using baby Dove for the grandkids.

  • chubskulit rose

    Awe what a sweet smile your prince has. He must know Mommy uses the right products to take care of him.

  • Heidi

    What a cutie! I’ve used Dove all my life (that I can remember). I had no idea they had baby products. What a great idea.

  • Pam

    My daughter was actually given some samples of Baby Dove today at the pediatrician for my granddaughter, who has eczema. I’ve heard great things about it.

  • Alison Rost

    You have the cutest little angel anyone could ask for! So cuddly! I think it’s important that you use products that are going to be safe for the baby, like Dove! This is why we’ve trusted this brand for years!

  • rhian westbury

    Your son is just the sweetest, I know all of my friends use dove on their kids so it seems to reign supreme x

  • Alexine

    Wow what a cutie baby, I’m sure he is satisfied with Dove products! you can surely see his smiley face while taking his baby bath. Mommys out there looks like you have to check this post for some lovely advises.

  • Evelyn F

    Thanks for bringing this information about baby skin in your post. I really love the products and I am delighted that is favorable for babies as well.

  • AnnMarie John

    It’s not easy to find products gentle enough for a baby’s skin! I think it’s awesome that Dove has products for babies!

  • Kara

    Adorable photo’s, the baby Dove range sounds fab – shame it wasn’t around when mine were tiny

  • Catalina

    I trust Dove products. So, it won’t be a problem to use them for a baby. But is so good to read a review first!

  • Jenifer Balatico

    Self confess dove baby here! And I will always be!

  • Jeanine

    He is so adorable, and getting so big! We love Baby Dove in our house and use it quite often. Nothing like Dove so I’m so glad they have a baby line!

  • Karlyn cruz

    Awww… your baby is lovely.

    My family has used Dove for many years. So glad they have a baby version now. I pay very close attention and still use baby products on my son even though he’s 7. So I will check this out.

  • Stephanie Jeannot

    Awww you baby is full of cuteness. Dove is definitely a favorite of mine. So soft and gentle on skin.

  • Megan

    This is great advice for new moms! Dove is always a win in my books –– it leaves the softest, cleanest feeling 🙂

  • Bonnie g

    I was always careful about what I used on my kiddos. These products sound amazing.

  • Carrie Liu

    Your baby is so cute!!! To be honest, I love using baby products because I feel there is less chemical in them. Baby Dove looks like a great collection even for adults.

  • Jennifer Prince

    Oh my! What a cute baby! And young skin is really important to take care of. I’m glad there are gentle products out there.

  • Sarah

    I’ll have to try dove with my son. He has eczema like me and it can get pretty bad. We’ve always just used eczema lotion after a bath before we put on pajamas.

  • LavandaMichelle

    Aw, he’s adorable! But dove has always done my body well! I love how it leaves your skin feeling smooth, rather than dry. Thanks for sharing.

  • Heather Stone

    I love Dove. It has been such a great brand that not only strives to improve over the decades I have been a mom but it also is so wonderful on our skin and our little one’s skin making it my go-to bath product.

  • Lauretta at Home and Horizon

    I hear good feedback about Baby Dove. Some of my friends are using Baby Dove. I’ve used Dove soap, the ones for adults, and I love it. I’m sure Baby Dove is great for babies’ sensitive skin.

  • Laura Dove

    Ahh I love these photos! We love Dove and have used their products for a long time now! Even on my sons sensitive skin!

  • Kiwi

    I didnt know Dove had wipes. Your baby is growing so big and such a little cutie!

  • Becca Wilson

    I love the Baby Dove line! It makes my kids skin feel so amazing and soft.

  • Blair Villanueva

    Your son looks adorable! Taking care of his skin at the early stage is a must for a heathy growth. He seems becoming your baby influencer 😀

  • Louise

    We absolutely love Dove products at our house. I just wish they’d brought their baby range out when my two were younger as it sounds fab!

    Louise x

  • Rachel

    I really like dove’s body stuff for me personally so I can imagine the baby range is really nice and sensitive on skin too. Cute pics of your liltte one!

  • Tanya

    He is so adorable! I really love Dove products and I think it’s great that they have an entire baby range

  • Fatima Torres

    I can’t get over the cute smiles. I love how Baby Dove leaves our newborn’s skin feeling soft and protected throughout the day.

  • kim

    I didn’t know that Dove made a skincare line for babies! Dove is great, so I would definitely try it on my baby!