After the humid summer and damp rains, finally winter is here. While you enjoy outdoor activities with your baby, you may also have to deal with those subtle damages the weather can cause to your baby’s skin. Since baby skin is sensitive, cold and low temperatures can quickly leave them dry and chapped. There are several other factors that can cause dry skin, such as spending too much time in hot water, being outside in cold weather or being sensitive to chemicals and fragrances in some soaps and lotions and so on.
Here are few simple solutions to help you keep your child’s skin smooth and silky:
- Keep your baby’s bath short as long baths with hot water can cause more dryness. Babies, especially newborns, do not need to be bathed every day in case the temperatures are too low. You can provide a sponge bath to your infant using a soft cloth dipped in lukewarm water
- Moisturize your baby immediately after a bath, but make sure their skin is completely dry. Apply coconut oil or ghee to baby lips to avoid chapping
- Dress your child in comfortable clothes that can breathe and are not restrictive
- Do not overheat the house to fight the cold as it can dry out the skin even more. Keep the house warm but cool enough to make your baby feel cozy and comfortable
- Ensure your baby’s skin is always safeguarded from the harsh winter air with layers of clothing, mittens and a hat. Remove a layer if your baby gets hot
- Chapped skin, which gets red and even cracked, usually affects the face, bottom, or spots where skin rubs. Using a moisturizer as a natural barrier and help treat any skin that is already chapped
- You could also think about adding a humidifier to your baby’s nursery during naps and night-time
Winter is a fun time, but the weather can cause some discomfort. However, knowing the right home remedies for your baby’s skin and maintaining a warm and hygienic atmosphere at home will help your baby enjoy the winter.