Water softeners in Wendover could be perfect for households with babies in.

This is as hard water has been shown to correlate with eczema in children and a water softener combats that problem.

There is increasing research into the development of the microbiome in babies, and while you may have heard all about the gut microbiome in babies you should also consider your baby’s skin microbiome development.

Increasingly it is thought that skin conditions such as acne and eczema could be due to problems with the skin microbiome, and improving this could give long lasting results for those with skin problems.

This also means that the development of your baby’s microbiome could be important if they want to avoid any future skin problems. The jury is out on exactly what could work and how, but follow these steps to protect your baby’s skin.


  1. Don’t wash them too frequently

Midwives will tell you not to bathe your baby until their umbilical cord has dropped off. Did you know you can wait even longer if you want? The waxy vernix the baby is born with is crucial to protecting the baby’s skin in the early days so leave this as long as possible.


  1. Wash their new baby clothes

New baby clothes should be washed due to the chemicals used in the textile industry, including pesticides.


  1. Use minimal products on the baby

Honestly, you may not even need soap at first. Water is fine. When you do start to soap them up chose a mild baby soap, and only put natural oils on them if necessary.