Baby skin care

Hi Beauty Brains,
I know how to care for adult skin, but what about baby skin? 
As far as I understand, baby skin apparently contains more water than adult skin? Also, its acidic lipid barrier is not yet fully developed, which makes it a lot more susceptible to TEWL, dryness and irritation. So in essence, it's very sensitive with a weak lipid barrier, right? Not sure about pH-level, though.

So my questions: 

Some sites recommend to use products specifically made for babies. But if I had a gel that contains 

Aqua, aloe barbadensis leaf juice, propylene glycol, glycerin, sorbitol, panthenol, sodium hyaluronate, allantoin, sodium carbomer, sodium citrate, phenoxyethanol, sorbic acid,

and has a pH-level of 5,5, it actually sounds gentle enough even for baby too, no? Despite the phenoxyethanol, which I also found in many baby wipes. 
But of course, I'd have to add an occlusive on top! For which I'd use an oil. That's how I do it with my own skin, and it's been terrific ever since. Which would you pick, though? 
I initially thought sesame seed oil would be a good one since it's supposed to be rich in linoleic acid and therefore more suited for sensitive skin. But I came across a post on sesame oil on your blog in which your sources say its equal parts linoleic/oleic, and hardly more moisturizing/occlusive than nothing at all…
Also, I once researched shampoo and came across a forum thread in which baby shampoos were discussed. One user claimed baby shampoo that says pH-balanced actually has a higher pH-level from regular shampoo because baby skin is still more alkaline and thus baby shampoo wasn't as good for adult scalp?
Reading on the internet confuses more than helps, but I hope you can clarify a few points! Thanks a lot in advance!! 


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