I suffer from atopic eczema so since Liam was born, I’ve always wanted to learn more about caring for his gentle, baby skin. It seems that the universe heard me, as I got the chance to attend Johnson’s Baby event called “Are You Caring For His Skin The Right Way?”.
# – Are You Caring For His Skin The Right Way?
A collaboration between Johnson’s Baby and Doktorbudak (a volunteer-based online collaboration among children’s health specialists to answer questions on children’s health), “Are You Caring For His Skin The Right Way?” was an interactive workshop organised to share practical tips and expert advice with moms on how to care for baby’s delicate skin during the Urban Mom 2014 road-show.
The workshop featured two paediatricians, Dr Aileen Wee and Dr Yap Hsiao Ling, who gave all the mothers in attendance, myself included tips and advice ranging from healthy skin development for babies to age-appropriate skincare.
# – Dr Aileen Wee, Dr Yap Hsiao Ling and Johnson’s Baby brand ambassador Dynas Mokhtar sharing knowledge regarding baby’s skincare.
Did you know that baby skin is 30% thinner than adult skin, and loses water more quickly during the first 12 months of his life? No, I didn’t!
There are so many products out there in the market these days claiming benefits for your baby but rather than relying on a label that says ‘natural’ or ‘organic’, we should review the product from the perspective of mildness and safety as well as scientific evidence. Based on a Johnson’s Baby research, babies cleansed with Johnson’s Baby Top to Toe Wash showed no difference in several key indicators when compared to those who had been cleansed only with water, which indicates that Johnson’s® Baby Top to Toe Wash is as mild on skin as water!
To be frank, am not surprised because I still wash my hair with Johnson’s baby shampoo these days when I feel like my mane needs a break from harsh products, hehe.
# – Johnson’s Baby products.
All in all, I’ve learnt that choosing the right skincare for your baby, especially in the first months after birth can help prevent irreversible skin damage such as redness and itching, dryness, scaling and roughness and tightness after washing.
The products should be safe with all its ingredients serving a purpose that is supported by scientific evidence, tested with rigorous standards that meet or exceed accepted levels for safety. This includes the packaging and even the inks used for printing!
Of course, the products must also be mild and effective, proven with the help of independent experts to assess the product’s potential – from the cleansing agents to the fragrance and even its bubbles – to ensure products do not cause redness, stinging and irritation on baby’s skin, hair and eyes while effectively clean baby’s skin.
I learnt so much! The highlight of the workshop was a baby massage demonstration led by Dr Yap!
# – My favourite part – the baby massage demo.
Baby massage is supposed to reduce colic, encourage better growth and improve sleep. I am not sure about the first two, but Liam has definitely slept better since I applied the massage techniques I learnt from the demo.
# – I pretended it was Liam lol.
On behalf of Liam, I’d like to say he loveeeees Johnson’s Baby Bedtime range, with Natural Calm essence. This product range is supposed to soothe and promote a more restful sleep for babies.
For real? Just check out Liam’s syiok face.
# – So syiok.
My choice for my precious Liam is none other than Johnson’s Baby.