Babies should not be bathed in the first two weeks of life, as the navel must first heal properly. From the third week onwards, bathing fun is allowed: but no more than twice a week for a maximum of ten minutes each time. Otherwise too much moisture would be extracted from the baby's delicate skin. Conventional soap is completely unsuitable for the baby bath, as it attacks the already immature protective acid mantle of the skin. Instead, parents should use mild baby bath products. These rely on the forces of nature and include, for example, chamomile.

The ideal water temperature is between 35 and 37 degrees Celsius. A bath thermometer should definitely not be missing. When you then dry off, make sure that the folds of skin on the legs, armpits, groin and navel are gently dabbed off. Moisture easily collects here, which can lead to inflammation. Many babies love blowing dry with a warm hairdryer. There is nothing wrong with this, as long as the device is not set too hot and a sufficiently large distance is maintained.

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After bathing and drying off, you can apply lotion. For most parents and babies, this habit quickly turns into a loving ritual. Whether it is the body, face or diaper area, it is important that the creams and lotions selected are tailored to the needs of baby skin and are free of questionable ingredients such as mineral oil, silicone or paraffin. If the skin is particularly sensitive or prone to eczema or neurodermatitis, special skin creams should be used. These contain active ingredients such as linoleic acid (stabilizes the natural skin barrier) or soothing marigold extract. The pharmacy shop offers a good selection of baby-friendly creams and lotions. By the way, the face cream should be a little richer in winter than in summer, because cold, wind and dry heating air remove a lot of moisture from the baby's skin. So-called wind-and-weather creams, which usually have a high beeswax content, have proven particularly effective. This covers the skin like a protective film so that freezing temperatures cannot harm it.


When cleaning small baby ears, cotton swabs are taboo: they could injure the eardrum. Since human ears have a kind of self-cleaning function anyway, it is completely sufficient to carefully rub visible ear wax out of the auricle with a soft tip of a towel or a paper towel. When cleaning, don't forget the crease behind the ears, as this is where dried-on saliva or milk residues can collect.