Our second little miracle has been with us for a few weeks now. And even if it is our second child, we are no less amazed at every little movement our daughter makes. The positive thing about the second child is that you can directly adopt good experiences that you had with the first child. While we had to try out a lot with Romy, with Karlie we are already more confident in our actions. So I know from Romy that fixed rituals are good for the child. They create security and also strengthen the bond with the parents. One of these rituals that I now also use with Karlie is bathing time with the Calendula care range from Weleda.
A fixed ritual that I took over from Romy for Karlie is bathing time with the Calendula care oil from Weleda.
Especially when the babies are not relaxed, a warm bath before going to bed is often very helpful. And babies feel most comfortable without clothes anyway. Even with Romy, I enjoyed taking plenty of time for the bathing ritual, then cuddling up and celebrating skin contact.
Fixed rituals are good for the child and also strengthen the bond with the parents.
It was clear to me from the start that I would like to use as few care products as possible and only natural ones on my children’s skin. The first time I heard about the Weleda calendula care from my midwife. Since I had a close relationship with the midwife from the start, I followed the recommendation.
Because of the calendula baby cream, Romy never had a sore bottom. If he was slightly red we used the cream and there was never any real soreness in the diaper area. So I was able to benefit from this experience and have remained loyal to Weleda products at Karlie.
Our bathing ritual with three Calendula products from Weleda.
In this post, I would not only like to introduce you to our bathing ritual, but also use three products to show you how to properly care for your baby with selected natural cosmetics. Our bathing ritual includes the care oil, the tummy oil and the baby cream.
Relaxing bathing with the Calendula Care Oil.
Baby skin is much thinner and more sensitive than our skin, so it is important to keep the temperature at the right level when bathing. The water should only be lukewarm and the temperature should not exceed 38 °. Also, the room in which the baby is bathed should not be too cold. A very good tip from our midwife was to put a light cloth in the tub and use it to cover the chest so that it does not cool down. In addition, the babies like when something moves with them in the tub – they still know that from their tummy.
So that the skin does not dry out, you can use a Add a few drops of the care oil to the tub. Even after the bath, you can use it to care for baby’s delicate skin or use it for cleaning.
The tummy oil supports a gentle massage.
A gentle abdominal massage for the baby is an absolutely wonderful shared experience after bathing. Karlie – unlike Romy – unfortunately often has stomach aches and then cramps. To take this away from her, it helps to massage her stomach gently. To do this, I simply warm up a little oil with my hands and massage her little belly with gentle pressure and clockwise circling. The natural oils in baby tummy oil promote digestion.
It has already proven itself at Romy: the calendula baby cream.
I think pretty much any midwife would recommend this cream. The Weleda baby cream perfectly protects against soreness in the diaper area. With Romy we rarely had these problems, while Karlie got a sore bottom right away in the first few days. The baby cream quickly solved this problem. In addition, you should make sure that the diaper is not too wet and that the sore bottom is exposed to the fresh air as often as possible.
I always have the baby cream with me and it’s an integral part of my diaper bag.
Three care products that are an integral part of our baby care.
For me, rituals are still important in the upbringing of my children and when it comes to products, I pay attention to both quality and naturalness. That is why I would recommend the products of the Weleda baby care range to other mothers as well.