6 Jan 2022 | 2 min Read
Dr Rahul Khatri
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Having a rosy-cheeked and rosy-lipped baby is cute, but not when redness and swelling are a result of skin dryness. Chapping is a condition, when the skin develops cracks, becomes sore, rough, and starts peeling.
It is a common condition to all age groups during harsh weather. But for babies, the weather is not the only reason. Babies can develop chapped lips and cheeks due to friction while breastfeeding, frequent/ excessive licking of lips, dehydration, or long exposure to sunlight.
Babies tend to suffer from such chapping as their skin is super sensitive and yet developing.
Chappy cheeks and lips, if not taken care of, can get painful for the babies and can also ooze out the blood at times. This can lead to irritation, fussiness and can also harm the baby’s sleeping and feeding habits.
Here are a few things to consider to prevent and treat chapping of lips and cheeks in your babies safely:
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