Baby skin is much thinner than adult skin and at the same time the horny layer is looser structured and less resistant. The barrier effect of the horny layer against harmful substances is thus less developed and the skin reacts more sensitively to environmental influences.
The natural protective acid mantle of the skin only forms in newborns after a few weeks and regenerates much more slowly in older children than in adults. It has an important task to keep bacteria and pathogens away.
The horny layer of children's skin has a higher moisture content than that of adults. At the same time, however, sebum production in children is still greatly reduced. As a result, baby and child skin is only covered with a very thin water-fat film and can dry out easily. In addition, the protection against cold and injuries is lower.
Why baby care products at all?
After birth, the baby's skin must quickly adapt to a new environment. After many months in the amniotic fluid, it must now adapt to the air and external environmental influences.
For some time it was said that baby care could be done without care and washing products. In the meantime, however, we know that washing only with water dries out the baby's skin. However, as baby skin is very sensitive, it does not tolerate the same care products as adult skin.
For this reason, HiPP has developed our especially mild baby care HiPP Baby Gentle, which is completely free of unwanted substances and takes into account the special needs of sensitive baby skin.
A gentle swab for the balance of the skin.
From day one, babies need all our love. Pass on this love in baby care as well. With the gentle care with HiPP Baby Gentle Care Products you protect your baby's skin against external influences and help it to develop healthy self-protection.
When and how often should my baby be creamed?
You should lightly apply cream to your face and hands several times a day. Apply your child thoroughly to the whole body, especially after bathing. HiPP Baby Gentle Milk Lotion is easy to spread, absorbs quickly and restores moisture to the delicate baby skin.
For more intensive care and for areas of skin that are more frequently exposed to the air, such as the face and hands, HiPP Baby Gentle Care Cream is just right. It is absorbed quickly and supports the stable balance of the skin.
When does my baby need special care?
The skin of babies needs special care in winter with colder air, dry heating air and of course after bathing. The HiPP Baby Gentle Wind & Weather Balm is particularly rich and protects dry skin from drying out. In the cooler months of the year, it also reliably protects normal skin from weather-related skin irritations. It absorbs quickly and protects the skin in a natural way.
What is neurodermatitis?
Neurodermatitis is a chronic or chronically recurring skin disease that is not contagious. Characteristic for neurodermatitis are very dry skin up to reddened and scaly eczema and mostly strong itching.
What can you do?
The good news is that many children only suffer from a mild form of the disease. For this moderate form, which is often only called "sensitive, dry skin", the so-called "basic therapy" is mainly used: Regular skin care with suitable products that provide the skin with valuable ingredients and, above all, moisture.
Many patients with mild neurodermatitis and skin prone to neurodermatitis do not necessarily require care products (pharmacy products) specially developed for neurodermatitis sufferers. As a rule, commercially available products are also suitable. The compatibility should be dermatologically confirmed and ideally these care products do not contain any ingredients which frequently trigger allergies.