Rice Starch is obtained from the plant (Oryza sativa) wich contain about 85% starch. If added to the bath water, rice starch is also an excellent soothing and softening skin, definitely preferable to the more aggressive soaps.
The bath is in fact to create a good barrier against bacteria because the newborn is ph acid enough. For the baby the most delicate parts more subject to the proliferation of the bacteria are the buttocks, armpits and face.
Rice Starch, dissolved in water bath, is the most delicate baby bath your baby. As well as to ensure proper hygiene, is also an excellent anti-inflammatory, soothing and softening skin. Rice Starch also has excellent absorbing ability and you can use it instead of talcum powder since, unlike the latter, it tends to close the pores.