I have got so many questions about dry baby skin in #winters .
Tips for protecting your baby or toddler's skin in the winter. #wintertips
The winter air is tough on everyone’s skin, but babies and toddlers are extra susceptible to the harsh, dry climate. A few simple steps can help prevent dry skin and other skin discomfort.
𝐊𝐞𝐞𝐩 𝐛𝐚𝐭𝐡𝐬 𝐬𝐡𝐨𝐫𝐭 𝐚𝐧𝐝 𝐬𝐰𝐞𝐞𝐭. Even though water is, well, wet, too much time in the tub can actually be drying, so skip the hour-long soaks with your toddler. Babies, especially newborns, do not need to be bathed every day. Three times a week is usually plenty, and much of the bath can be focused on the diaper area. Keep water lukewarm instead of hot to reduce drying.
𝗚𝗲𝘁 𝘀𝗼𝗮𝗽-𝘀𝗺𝗮𝗿𝘁. You don’t need gobs to get the job done — a little goes a long way. And remember not to scrub kids clean, but to wash gently and pat (not rub) dry with a soft towel. I am using Baby Dove soap for my baby.
𝐇𝐲𝐝𝐫𝐚𝐭𝐞 𝐨𝐧 𝐭𝐡𝐞 𝐢𝐧𝐬𝐢𝐝𝐞. Babies do not need any additional liquids beyond breast milk or formula until they're between 4 and 6 months old. Focusing on breast milk and formula keeps your baby plenty hydrated and helps ensure he gets all the extra important nutrients he needs. Toddlers, on the other hand, should be drinking plenty of H2O. It’s especially important to load your little one up on water when it’s hot out if your child’s been ill or if he’s just been weaned. And don’t forget that a nutritious diet.
𝐔𝐬𝐞 𝐭𝐡𝐞 𝐫𝐢𝐠𝐡𝐭 𝐦𝐨𝐢𝐬𝐭𝐮𝐫𝐢𝐳𝐞𝐫. Moisturizers can be enormously helpful in preventing and treating a baby's dry skin. For the best results, apply moisturizer generously after bathtime, when your child’s skin is still slightly damp. For dry skin with particularly rough patches, opt for a super-emollient ointment. If your child has really dry skin, use a cream instead of a lotion and hydrate twice daily, if necessary.
𝐃𝐨𝐧’𝐭 𝐨𝐯𝐞𝐫𝐡𝐞𝐚𝐭 𝐭𝐡𝐞 𝐡𝐨𝐮𝐬𝐞. Low temps and chilly winds can result in chapped skin for both you and your baby. To combat the cold, you may be tempted to make your house super toasty with a turbo-blast of heat, but overheated air can dry out skin even more. Keep the house comfy but cool enough that your child will want to bundle up a bit for sleep.
𝐂𝐡𝐨𝐨𝐬𝐞 𝐬𝐤𝐢𝐧 𝐬𝐞𝐧𝐬𝐢𝐭𝐢𝐯𝐞 𝐥𝐚𝐮𝐧𝐝𝐫𝐲 𝐬𝐨𝐚𝐩. Laundry soap can make baby’s skin dry and irritated if it includes harsh chemicals and fragrance. Switch to a fragrance-free, baby-friendly brand to eliminate skin-drying agents.
𝐓𝐫𝐞𝐚𝐭 𝐝𝐫𝐲 𝐬𝐤𝐢𝐧 𝐰𝐢𝐭𝐡 𝐀𝐥𝐨𝐞 𝐯𝐞𝐫𝐚 𝐠𝐞𝐥 𝐚𝐧𝐝 𝐧𝐚𝐭𝐮𝐫𝐚𝐥 𝐨𝐢𝐥𝐬.
Aloe vera gel may help provide relief from dry skin. Oil like coconut oil, mustard oil, almond oil and Olive oil are really good to fight with dry skin.