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How do you take care of a newborn’s umbilical cord?

How do you take care of a newborn’s umbilical cord?

The baby has just been born, and the umbilical cord that connected it to the mother's placenta for almost 9 months has been cut, enabling it to begin life on its own. In the fifteen days that follow birth, the umbilical cord will dry up and fall off. This natural process sometimes needs a little help. Do not panic, Laboratoires de Biarritz team is here to give you the tools you need to take care of your precious little thing in the best way possible!

The first steps

The umbilical cord will come off in two phases. During the first phase, it is cut and held by a little clip. During this phase, it is important to keep it clean and dry, cleaning it once per day with a serum-soaked sterilized compress. To keep it dry, apply an antiseptic with a drying effect once or twice per day. During this time, be careful that the diaper does not cover or rub on the umbilical cord. In any case, do not pull on it! Let it fall off by itself.

What type of skincare is suitable for a brand-new belly button?

Once the umbilical cord has fallen off, a scab may form during the first month. Be careful to clean the belly button with a product that does not sting.

To give you a hand during this new phase of your infant’s life, our teams have developed a range of reparative skincare for the face and body suitable for use from birth.

For complete and fast regeneration of the belly button of your newborn, apply our hypoallergenic Reparative Lotion that will repair and dry. It was designed with 99% natural-origin ingredients and more than 44% ingredients from Organic farming practices, our Alga Sendatu® to repair, and kaolin to dry and purify. A combination of zinc PCA and zinc oxide provides antimicrobial properties where Organic alpha-bisabolol, Organic Aloe vera, and Organic glycerin moisturize and soothe. This Reparative Lotion gently sanitizes the skin for a calm and serene start to the baby’s life.

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A skincare range for infants

Everyone knows the first months of a baby’s life can sometimes be a little complicated. Cradle cap, infant acne, itching, eczema, dermatitis, diaper rash… the list is long, and finding products to support medical treatments (if necessary) is not always easy. Luckily, our team is committed to finding the best natural ingredients to provide suitable products for your infant. A Reparative Lotion with drying action for complications in moist areas (skin folds, umbilical cord, etc.) and a soothing and reparative cream for those in dry zones.

A skincare range made to counter skin irritation and regenerate will provide your baby immediate relief, while stregthening its skin barrier.

Thanks to our Reparative Care products, you will have all the skincare necessary to gently help your baby enjoy its first months with you.