Our best care for your newborn’s skin

The first time you hold your gentle newborn and feel how soft your baby's skin is, it's magical. You just want to smell, touch and keep your little one close. This lovely soft skin needs a bit of special love and attention in the first few months. So to help care for it, we’ve created our great skincare tips bank, and improved our newborn range to be our softest and smartest diapers ever.

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The little strip that makes a big difference

We know it can be stressful when your baby is crying and you don’t always know why. To help out, our new diapers now have a change indicator so that you know when your baby is wet and needs a change. Our newborn diapers are made with a flexible core, soft materials and a navel cut, that shapes perfectly around your baby’s delicate belly button.

Our skincare tips

Here you’ll find some handy tips to help care for your newborn baby’s delicate skin and keep it feeling so irresistibly soft.

Baby Massage

Baby massages are a great way to satisfy your baby’s need for touch and closeness, and help them to develop body awareness. Massage also helps them to drift off to sleep, so why not try making it part of your bedtime routine?


Skin-to-skin contact can calm babies, and parents too! Bath time can be a lovely time to relax with your baby, and is great way to have some skin on skin contact.

Spotting the signs

A newborn’s skin sometimes irritates easily. If your baby’s skin is dry it can appear red, dull or have white patches. It can also be more sensitive and reactive. Spotting the signs can help you make it better quicker.


Washing with soap or just water can dry out your baby’s skin as it can take away your baby’s lovely natural skin oils. Try using specially designed baby products to keep moisturised, like oils or moisturising creams.

Keep it simple

For young babies its best to keep it simple. All you need at the changing table is a damp towel to gently clean your little one’s bottom.

No tears at bath time

To keep the water out of your baby’s eyes, use a folded towel across the forehead, and pour water with a beaker.

Bath time baby

Bath time with your baby can be a great bonding moment together, and just needs to happen once or twice a week. A good water temperature is about 37degrees. A top tip is to add a few drops of baby oil to the water and it will help reduce the drying effect and protect your baby’s natural oils.

Lotions and oils

For newborns, simply using oil in bath water should keep skin soft. Lotions are better to use for when you baby gets a bit older.

Little Ears

Try not to miss the awkward spots like baby’s ears, but don’t use cotton buds in little ears. Just clean and dry them, and give them a little stroke. Babies often love their ears being touched, see if your baby likes it before they go to sleep.

Check the indicator

Changing diapers frequently can really help to keep skin soft and stops moisture irritating their delicate skin. Our new change indicator means you can see when your baby is wet, and is great for night time when you don’t want to disturb your baby’s sleep and first little dreams.

Careful drying

Careful cleaning and drying of your baby’s skin will help avoid redness. Don’t forget the little folds too, and try not to rub the skin.

Freedom for bottoms

If sore, try letting your baby lie on a soft towel so their bottom can air dry naturally. With their little legs in the air! Some parents like try this every day in a warm room to give their baby a little freedom from any soreness. But make sure you keep an eye on your little one too.

Zinc oxide

Zinc oxide creams are perfect for bottom rashes, so pop some on the rash before putting on a fresh diaper. It will form a protective layer and give the skin a chance to heal.

Join our baby club

Being a new parent can feel like you’ve entered a whole new world, full of new experiences to discover and share. By joining our Libero Club, you can connect with new parents just like you, and access all our helpful forums to get tips and swap stories. It’s completely free and means you can start collecting points to claim free gifts for you and your baby.

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The Change Indicator in Libero Newborn diapers

Within SCA Hygiene Products, we work systematically with the safety of our products and our manufacturing processes. For us, it is very clear that the basic requirement for building a successful and global business is the ability to produce products that are safe to use by our Customers and Consumers.

The Change Indicator shows when the diaper has become wet and gives the parent an indication of how full the diaper is and if it is time to change diapers.

It is a high performance pigmented glue that changes color when it becomes wet by water or urine.

The Change Indicator is placed along and under the back sheet, and will be easily visible on the outside of the diaper for the parents or the care taker.

SCA has a long history of use of this kind of Change Indicator in the adult assortment, Tena.

Nordic Eco label license is still valid for the diapers.


What is the change indicator?

The change indicator is a pigmented glue string that changes color when wet.

Where is the change indicator placed?

The glue string is placed underneath the back sheet material. It is between 2-3 mm wide and little longer on the front. The color change is visual on the outside of the diaper.


When the glue becomes wet it changes pH of the glue and then the color changes, from yellow to blue.

When is it time to change diaper?

When most of the string is colored, the diaper is wet; it is time to change diaper. The stools are not indicated by the string. The Change Indicator helps you to keep track of wet diapers by changing color when wet. Changing diaper at the right moment will keep your baby´s skin soft and comfortable.

Product Safety: Is this an unnecessary health risk?

SCA has a history of long safe use for this kind of change indicator (in our Tena assortment).

Now the glue in the wet indicator is even product safety approved for Baby care both by us and Nordic Eco label (Svanen)

Is it safe for Baby’s skin?

Before any material or product is allowed to be used, it is assessed for its safety by our Product Safety group.

For a product to be safe, each component material of the product is assessed individually and must comply with the requirements set for their respective intended uses.