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Dove 5 things you didn't know about hand washing for babies

5 things you didn't know about handwashing for babies

We all know about the importance of hand washing for adults, but did you know little hands need an extra-special routine? Read on to find out how your baby’s skin is different to yours, and why they need a specially formulated hand wash to protect baby skin from dryness. There’s more to hand hygiene for babies than meets the eye...

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    Little hands need regular washing

    We think of it like this: every time you do, babies need to wash their hands, too. Whether you’re home after being outside, prepping before bottle feedings or meals, or mucky during playtime – wash your hands together every time. Worried about overwashing their delicate skin? Our Care & Protect Hypoallergenic Foaming Hand Wash works to lock in moisture while effectively washing away dirt and germs – again and again.

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    Some hand washes aren’t for washing babies’ hands

    If you take a look at the hand wash label by your sink, you might find harsh cleansers that can irritate delicate baby skin. That’s why we’ve made our baby hand wash without phthalates, parabens, sulfates, and dyes. Ideal for newborns, little ones and parents, the whole family can effectively wash their hands together.

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    Baby skin loses moisture up to 5x faster than yours 

    And newborn skin is up to 30% thinner than ours, too. That’s why a more moisturizing formula is the ideal choice for washing babies’ hands. Thanks to a blend of gentle cleansers, prebiotic moisturizer, and skin-natural nutrients, Care & Protect Hypoallergenic Foaming Hand Wash cares for skin as it washes away dirt and germs. By using nutrients identical to those found on baby skin, the hand wash can replenish skin-essential nutrients to help skin retain its natural moisture. Perfect for keeping curious little hands feeling soft.

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    All baby skin is delicate

    Why does your baby routine need to protect baby skin from dryness? It’s because soft baby skin is still developing. So, try a hand wash that’s caring for baby skin. Our baby hand wash is made specially for little ones – it’s pediatrician and dermatologist tested, as mild as water, and tear-free.

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    Baby skin can be extra sensitive, too 

    Seeing signs of baby eczema? Always check with your pediatrician first, but – with the help of a gentle baby hand wash – you can keep up your little one’s usual skin care routine. We’ve made Care & Protect Hypoallergenic Foaming Hand Wash with all babies in mind, even eczema-prone skin.

     

    There you have everything you need to know about hand washing for babies. With an ultra-gentle formula that washes away dirt and germs, without drying out the soft baby skin you love so much.

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