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Why Is Baby's Skin More Sensitive Than Adults?

Why Is Baby's Skin More Sensitive Than Adults?

We understand that a baby’s skin is unique and naturally more delicate than adult skin. But why exactly? Basically, your little baby's skin barrier is up to 30% thinner than your own, and it loses moisture quicker, twice as quick in fact, meaning it can be prone to dryness and irritation. Babies are also more susceptible to temperature change due to their thinner skin, so it's important to keep that in mind, making sure they are kept nice and warm in winter, and cool in summer.

Dry, irritated skin can be really uncomfortable for your little one, so it's super important to take extra care and only use products that will help it, not hinder it. Also, make sure to keep bathing to a minimum, as this can dry out the skin further. A full bath two or three times a week, and a quick wash daily is all your little one needs at this stage. As soon as they start crawling, walking and covering themselves in food, you may need to reconsider, though!

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When choosing products to use on your baby's skin, you want to make sure that they have been specially designed with delicate skin in mind. Our friends at AVEENO® Baby have created formulas that are designed to cleanse, soothe and protect sensitive skin, leaving it feeling comfortable and healthy looking. Specially formulated with colloidal (finely ground) oatmeal, the AVEENO® Baby range nourishes, soothes and protects your baby’s sensitive skin. The unscented range has been paediatrician tested too, so double win!

Don’t let dry, sensitive skin get in the way of your baby exploring the world around them. AVEENO® Baby products help you take care of your little one, leaving their skin nourished, soothed and protected.

Why does the AVEENO® Baby brand use oats in their skin care, you may wonder?

Here's why!

The Power Of Oats:

  • Oats help to restore and protect the natural moisture barrier of the skin
  • Oats soothe and comforts irritated skin
  • The colloidal oatmeal granules act as a cleanser, delicately removing dirt and dead skin cells
  • Oats create a protective film on the surface of skin and help maintain normal skin pH

This article has been sponsored by the makers of AVEENO® Baby. Thank you for helping to support the trusted brands, that support eumom.

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Editor of eumom.ie, Mairéad Cahalan is a creator of content, a lover of music, red wine and coffee, and a part-time wedding singer! Find her on Twitter, Instagram, Soundcloud and LinkedIn.

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