Halibut Derma Linimento provides gentle cleaning with every diaper change, removing impurities from the baby's skin.
Its formula contains oils rich in omega 3, 6 and 9, which guarantee the smoothness of the tail, because they contribute to the skin's lipid film.
Quantity: 200 ml
Composition: Main ingredients: Sunflower oil, Linseed oil, Castor oil, Jojoba oil, Glycerin and Alba wax
Shake the bottle before use.
Apply, in all diaper changes, with TNT compresses (non-woven fabric), with cotton rings or reusable wipes.
One pump is enough to clean.
The liniment spreads easily, like a lotion, and effectively removes any residue from the tail.
There is no need to rinse.
It performs the cleansing function leaving the skin perfectly hydrated and protected and with a natural smell. It is not necessary to apply creams below, only and only if the baby's bottom is red. Although it is a little greasy, the skin is not oozing. We can consider that it is a 2 in 1 product !! It is like cleaning the tail with a moisturizing lotion. So many functions in a single product:
- Clean: all impurities are gently removed.
- Soothes: baby's skin from the first application.
- Protects: enriched with vegetable oils, the liniment forms a protective and insulating film on the surface of the skin that protects the tail and prevents redness.
Halibut range: 1st limitation; 2nd protective cream!
Formulated based on oils that guarantee smoothness and similarity with the skin's lipid film, HALIBUT DERMA® LINIMENTO completes the HALIBUT® range for complete care when changing diapers. In just two steps, HALIBUT® guarantees double care when changing the diaper:
- 1st Step: gentle and delicate cleaning, in the diaper area, with HALIBUT DERMA® LINIMENTO.
- 2nd Step: protection through HALIBUT DERMA®CREME.
Contraindications: Do not apply to the face or injured skin. Do not use in case of allergy to any of its ingredients.
Why use liniment?
The liniment provides a gentle cleaning of the skin in the baby's diaper area. Being a particularly fragile and vulnerable area, it is essential to maintain good hygiene and prevent irritation of the baby's skin, with each diaper change.
Hygiene care in the diaper area is essential to prevent diaper rash. The isolated use of running water in the hygiene and skin care of babies can trigger the development of atopic dermatitis. HALIBUT DERMA® LINIMENTO now joins the HALIBUT® family, which offers, from now on, cleaning and protection, a complete care of just two steps in the diaper changing ritual.
Thinking about the comfort of your baby, HALIBUT DERMA® presents the new routine for cleaning the baby's bottom - soft, delicate, without soap and without rinsing: 1st limitation; 2nd protective cream!
This liniment is very rich, as it contains hydrating and emollient oils, rich in triglycerides, as the main ingredients. Glycerin, a substance that is normally found on the skin, helps to maintain the barrier function, and to prevent dryness and dryness. Alba wax (beeswax), a great ingredient to maintain skin hydration and prevent pore occlusion. As it is a liniment, we have calcium hydroxide (lime water) present, and then the "chemicals" that can startle start. The good news is that none of these chemicals are in the red zone, and they can all be used by our babys without worries.
Finally, we have an acid extracted from milk (Lactic acid), which slightly exfoliates the skin and which also has water molecule retention properties, and Tocopherol (vitamin E), a powerful antioxidant.
Pediatrician Prof.ª Doctor Ana Serrão Neto writes, for the page My pediatrics on intimate hygiene in children ,.
"Before talking about the hygiene of the vaginal and anal region of children, it is important to remember the anatomy of girls and boys. Being different, we understand better that hygiene care has its own distinctive features.
The girls have three anatomical holes very close and without separations, at least two of them. The urethra - the place where urine is emitted - is inside the vulvar region - the place where the vaginal opening is located. Both holes, the most anterior urethra, are protected by the labia majora. Further back is the anus, the hole through which feces are emitted. The distance between the urethra and anus increases with the growth of the child, but it is never long in childhood. The set of this zone - vulva and anus - is called perineum.
In boys there are only two holes and are well separated. The urethra is at the anterior end of the penis and the scrotum - the place where the testicles are located - acts as a separator of the anus.
It is also important to remember that urine is sterile, but feces is not. That is, feces contain thousands of potentially pathogenic bacteria, along with innocent bacteria. Therefore, most urinary infections, or perineum infections, occur due to contamination of feces.
From the above, it is easy to see that the anatomy of the female perineum conditions its hygiene and that the risk of infections, particularly urinary tract infections, is higher in females. In addition, during the first years of life, children do not control sphincters, use diapers, so the risk of infections is higher due to the permanence of feces in the perineum.
Finally, it is also important to remember that the skin in the perineum area is very thin and sensitive. If the skin is damaged by any irritation, there is a greater risk of skin infection - dermatitis, commonly called diaper rash.
Changing the diaper
In early childhood, when children wear diapers, it is essential that diaper changes are frequent. Diapers soiled with urine and / or feces should not remain in contact with the skin for a long time. The natural heat and humidity of the place favor skin irritation and infectious risk.
On the other hand, it is important to remember that caregivers should wash their hands before and after changing the diaper. Before, to avoid transmitting any microorganism to the child. Then, to prevent the child's feces from contaminating the caregiver or another child in charge of the same caregiver.
When changing the diaper, and before adding a new diaper, wash the perineum with water. Tap water, heated slightly for comfort, can be used. The so-called hot springs are also a good option, but the cost is higher. Another alternative is the use of a cleansing milk, similar to a make-up remover milk, which is called liniment. This method has the advantage of cleaning and moisturizing at the same time and is widely used in France. The use of wipes should be reserved for when the child is away from home. As a general rule, most wipes dry the skin, although nowadays there are more moisturizing wipes that integrate better fabric and natural oils in their composition.
It is essential to know that the cleaning of the diaper area must always be carried out from front to back due to the anatomical characteristics mentioned above. Specifically in the girl, it is very important to clean the area from front to back, from the urethra to the anus.
At these ages, inflammation of the skin and infection by fungi, commonly referred to as perineum dermatitis - diaper rash - and perineum ringworm, are common. As mentioned, the local heat and humidity promote inflammation. On the other hand, a situation of diarrhea also facilitates inflammation and infection. The prevention of diaper rash is done only through good hygiene and by sporadic application of cream with zinc oxide. The treatment for the diaper rash is done by placing a cream rich in zinc oxide 3 to 4 times a day. As for ringworm, treatment requires medical advice.
After the daytime dredge
It is still essential to clean the perineum area from front to back for the reasons already mentioned. But now dry toilet paper is enough. The child should not be washed when urinating, but only when evacuating.
The caregiver should start teaching the child to take care of his hygiene. Of course, by the age of three-four, the child does not waste time on details because the game is more appealing. At this age, the underwear is often wet because the child did not reach the bathroom in time. This moisture on the skin is a risk factor for maceration and local inflammation. At these ages, episodes of vulvovaginitis are very frequent, that is, inflammation of the vulva and vagina area of the perineum.
In hygiene after stool excretion, it is important to wash the child, again only with water. But in schools this is not always possible, so children are often left with small remains of feces that will inflame the area around the anus. Perinal itching is a common symptom at these ages and, contrary to what parents and educators think, it is not due to parasites in the overwhelming majority of times.
In the boys
Cleaning after urination is simpler, but you should dry the tip of the penis with paper, or shake the penis according to age, so that no urine remains in the underwear. Moisture also macerates the boys' skin and can cause balanitis - inflammation of the skin on the tip of the penis.
With regard to hygiene after the emission of feces, it is similar in boys and girls, so the procedure described above is appropriate.
During the beach season, both for girls and boys, it is important to be more careful with the perineum area due to the sand and humidity. These two elements cause friction and inflammation, so it is advisable to take a bathing suit change to the beach.
Diapers during the night
Many children remove their diapers during the day, but not at night. It is normal for children to keep diapers at night until they are close to five, or even six years old, particularly boys.
Children's sleep is very heavy, so the child does not wake up to urinate. The child and parents must be reassured. Girls usually control sphincters, both day and night, earlier than boys.
Autonomy in hygiene
It is desirable to teach the child to be autonomous in his hygiene. It is part of healthy growth. But of course, you cannot demand hygiene as refined as if it were done by an adult. In fact, it is common for the adult caregiver to find remains of toilet paper in the perineum. But by the age of four to six the child should take care of himself, as far as his hygiene is concerned.
Parents and caregivers should be reminded of the appropriate basic principles described above and praise whenever appropriate. In any learning process, praise is a form of motivation. A little-known feature of parents is the importance of children sleeping without underwear at night, particularly girls.
As already mentioned, the perineum is often damp and tight clothes with fiber make normal skin breathing difficult.
Hygiene during pre-adolescence and adolescence
Adolescence is naturally a period of rebellion against rules and routines. However, it is important to maintain daily hygiene habits, especially for girls, again due to the specific anatomy, but also due to hormonal changes typical of puberty. At this age, the so-called discharge is common, which will cause discomfort, but above all, greater humidity in underwear and an infectious risk.
It should be emphasized that the girl needs to clean the area of the urethra - just the front of the perineum - with toilet paper after each urination, but also advise daily bathing and sleeping without underwear, obviously with the exception of the menstrual period. During the period of the menstrual period, there is the need for frequent change of the sanitary napkin. When there is inflammation, daily hygiene should be performed with a gel suitable for intimate hygiene. They are washing products with a more acidic pH that counteract the growth of bacteria and their infectious risk.
Safeguarding the fashions, it is not good to wear clothes that are too tight and with synthetic fiber. The underwear fabric should preferably be made of cotton or natural fiber. "