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From Newborn to Toddlerhood - A Guide on Adapting Skincare Routines as a Baby Grows

Table of contents
●     Adapting Skincare Routines for Every Stage of Your Baby Growth
          ❖ Newborns (0-3 Months)
          ❖ Infancy (4-12 Months)
          ❖ Early Toddlerhood (1-2 Years)
          ❖ Active Toddlerhood (2-3 Years)
          ❖ Preparing for Preschool (3+ Years)
●     Conclusion
●     Products Mentioned in the Blog
●     FAQ’s

As you watch your newborn baby grow and develop through the many stages of childhood, it can be both exciting and daunting. While your little bundle of joy continues to expand their abilities, it also means they’ll need new equipment and tools in order to keep them comfortable.

One overlooked but crucial area is skincare - from head-to-toe moisturizers to changing habits as a toddler starts exploring their environment, there’s a lot worth considering when adapting your child’s care routine.


We understand the challenges that parents face - and hence wanted to use this blog post, Baby Skin Care Basics as an introductory guide for understanding why newborns have such delicate skin and how best caregivers can embark on crafting an approach unique to each individual blossom.

Adapting Skincare Routines for Every Stage of Your Baby Growth

Welcoming a newborn into the world brings many joys and responsibilities, and one crucial aspect is caring for their delicate skin. As your baby grows from a newborn to a toddler, their skin evolves, requiring adjustments in your skincare routine. Here's a comprehensive guide to help you adapt skincare routines for every stage:

1. Newborns (0-3 Months):

●      Gentle Cleansing: Use mild, fragrance-free cleansers designed for newborns. Opt for products with a pH level of around 5.5 to support the development of the skin's protective acid mantle. Sebamed Baby Cleansing Bar is designed to cleanse delicate baby skin gently without causing dryness. With a pH of 5.5, it maintains the skin's natural protective acid mantle. The key ingredient, natural Inulin, helps soothe the baby's delicate skin.

●      Minimal Products: Keep skincare simple. Focus on a gentle cleanser, fragrance-free moisturizer, and diaper rash cream for protection.Sebamed Baby Diaper Rash Cream provides effective protection against diaper rash. It contains Panthenol, which supports the healing process, and Titanium Dioxide, which forms a protective barrier, shielding the skin from harmful contact with excreta. For hydration and nourishment of dry baby skin, Sebamed Baby Body-Milk Lotion is formulated. It includes Sweet Almond Oil and Shea Butter, forming a natural lipid complex for skin nourishment, while Panthenol helps smooth skin.

2. Infancy (4-12 Months):

●      Introduction of Bath Products: Start incorporating baby-friendly bath products, ensuring they are free from harsh chemicals and allergens. Consider a soap-free cleansing bar or mild baby wash. Ideal for daily cleansing of delicate baby skin, Sebamed Baby Gentle Wash has Allantoin to protect against dryness and a no-tears formula to ensure it is gentle on the baby's eyes.

●      Diaper Rash Prevention: Use a reliable diaper rash cream with soothing ingredients to prevent skin irritation. Change diapers frequently and allow the skin to air dry.

3. Early Toddlerhood (1-2 Years):

Hair and Body Care: Introduce a tear-free shampoo for your toddler's growing hair. Continue using mild body wash or soap-free cleansers during bath time. Sebamed Children's Shampoo cleanses babies' and small children's delicate scalp and fine hair. A pH of 5.5 promotes the development of the scalp’s physiological acid mantle, while Chamomile Extract soothes the scalp.

●      Sun Protection: If spending time outdoors, apply a baby-safe sunscreen with at least SPF 30. Opt for physical blockers like zinc oxide for sensitive skin. For sun protection, Sebamed Baby Sunscreen Lotion with 50 SPF is formulated. Micronized Titanium Dioxide provides high SPF protection, ensuring the baby's sensitive skin is shielded from harmful UV rays.

4. Active Toddlerhood (2-3 Years):

●      Encourage Self-Care: As your toddler becomes more independent, involve them in simple self-care routines. Use child-friendly products that make washing hands and face enjoyable.

●      Moisturizing Routine: Depending on your toddler's skin type, continue with a mild, hydrating lotion to combat dryness. Consider one with a pleasant fragrance for a positive experience. Adding moisture and care, Sebamed Baby Cream Extra Soft comes with a mild and pleasing fragrance for the baby's comfort. Sebamed gentle lip balm is best for hydrating your lips and moisturizing your baby's lips.

5. Preparing for Preschool (3+ Years):

●      Education on Cleanliness: Teach your child the importance of cleanliness. Emphasize proper handwashing and introduce a mild cleansing routine for the face and body. Sebamed Bubble bath is a soft and refreshing shower gel. Its mild surfactants gently cleanse the skin, leaving it feeling refreshed.

●      Choosing Child-Friendly Products: Gradually involve your child in selecting skincare products, promoting a sense of autonomy. Ensure the products are suitable for their skin type. Depending on your child's skin type, you can transition to Sebamed Baby Protective Facial Cream for daily moisturizing. Specially formulated to reduce the effect of rubbing and chafing,Sebamed Baby Powder includes Allantoin to soothe sensitive skin and Olive Oil to keep the delicate skin healthy and soft



Making sure you are providing your baby with the right skincare products is key to keeping their skin healthy. As it grows, your baby requires different needs and, therefore, different skincare products! Remember to check every few months for any severe sensitivities during eczema season. From newborn stages up until toddlerhood, you should adapt your skincare routine accordingly.

If you’re ever unsure about what type of product to use for each age group, Sebamed products are a great option!


With quality ingredients like olive oil extracts and natural lipids, we have everything you need to keep your little one happy and comfortable in colder weather. Therefore, they are highly recommended to give a try today if you want the best winter care for your baby’s delicate skin!

Products Mentioned in the Blog 

  1.Sebamed Sunscreen Lotion

  2.Semaned baby body milk lotion

  3.Sebamed baby powder

  4.Sebamed rash cream

  5.Sebamed Baby's gentle wash

  6.Sebamed cleansing pH 5.5 bar

  7.Baby Sebamed Bubble Bath

  8.Sebamed protective facial cream

  9.Sebamed gentle lip balm

10.Sebamed children's shampoo

11.Sebamed Baby Cream Extra Soft


1) How does a baby's skin care needs change as they grow into toddlers?

Babies' skin undergoes significant changes, requiring adjustments in skincare. Newborns need gentle cleansers, while toddlers may benefit from added moisturizers and sun protection.

2) Can I use the same products for newborns and toddlers?

While some products may be suitable for both, it's advisable to transition to age-appropriate formulations. Newborns often need extra-sensitive products, while toddlers may require more hydration.

3) How often should I bathe my baby during different stages?

For newborns, 2-3 times a week is sufficient. You can increase the frequency as they grow, but avoid daily baths to prevent skin dryness.

4) When should I introduce sunscreen to my baby's routine?

Sunscreen can be introduced around six months. Choose a baby-friendly sunscreen with at least SPF 30 and apply it 15 minutes before sun exposure.

5) Is it necessary to use specific baby shampoo and soap?

Yes, baby-specific products maintain the skin's pH balance. Look for soap-free, tear-free formulas that are gentle on your baby's delicate skin and hair.