The Cetaphil Baby ‘Six Steps for a Happy Baby’ is an easy-to-follow guide to calm babies and teach them about routine.

1. Massage

Massaging is important as it helps parents and baby to bond, through touch. Place baby on their back on a stable safe surface. Pour Cetaphil Baby Massage Oil into your hands and rub together to warm the oil.

Commence at the ankles in a gentle circular motion and move upwards toward the hip. Complete on both sides. Repeat this process on the arms.

If the baby is comfortable place baby on their tummy (ensuring baby’s head is turned to one side for breathing) and massage baby with long strokes up the back and off the shoulders and then down the whole body.

Cetaphil Baby Massage Oil blends shea butter and vitamin E to gently moisturise your baby’s delicate skin.

2. Bath

Wrap baby in a loose swaddle, then clean their head with the Cetaphil Baby Gentle Wash & Shampoo so that they stay warm and soothed.

Clean their eyes using one cotton wool for each eye and clean from “inside to outside”. Unwrap baby and hold baby length-ways in your arms ensuring you have a firm grip and to keep baby’s head out of the water.

Gently introduce them into the water – feet first then the rest of the body. You can use the Cetaphil Baby Gentle Wash & Shampoo which is specially formulated for baby’s delicate skin.

Cetaphil Baby Gentle Wash & Shampoo is enriched with glycerin and panthenol to help nourish without drying or damaging your baby’s delicate skin.

3. Moisturise

Moisturising is important to keep baby’s skin nourished and hydrated. Gently rub Cetaphil Baby Daily Lotion into baby’s skin in circular motions across the entire body. Avoid the eye area.

Cetaphil Baby Daily Lotion blends glycerin and shea butter to moisturise your baby’s delicate skin.

4. Feed

Feed on demand as every baby’s requirements are different. Breastfeeding is the preferred option from most experts, however you decide what is best for your baby.

5. Swaddle

Swaddling helps babies to feel safe and protected because it mimics what was in utero and to stop startle reflex, ensuring better sleep for baby and you.

It can take some time to learn how to swaddle in a way that suits your baby, so don’t be disheartened if they wriggle out in the first instance – simply try again.

6. Sleep

The safety and wellbeing of baby during sleep is paramount.  All babies must sleep on their back on a breathable surface with their feet touching the end of the cot.

Ensure no hats on babies as it can cause babies to overheat and will increase risk of SIDS. Ensure the sleep space is free from bumpers, pillows and soft toys.

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