6 Jul 2022 | 3 min Read
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With the rainy season here, it is important to take care of the baby’s skin. As a baby’s skin is prone to dryness and allergies, giving them the right care during monsoon, can keep the skin concerns at bay.
Not just the skin, take precautions to avoid your baby from catching infections during the monsoon. Let’s look at some ways to take care of the baby’s skin on rainy days.
Massaging the baby with oil is an age-old technique and has various benefits. According to the Indian Academy of Pediatrics (IAP), massaging your baby with the right oil and doing it systematically reduces stress behaviour, improves cognitive performance and results in lower cortisol levels in the baby.
Use a natural oil like cold-pressed organic coconut oil to massage your baby. Ensure the room you use to massage your child is warm. Then begin by pouring a small amount of oil into your hands and gently glide over your baby’s skin.
Bath time is a good opportunity to engage and bond with the baby. During monsoons, a daily bath for your baby is not necessary. You can give a bath about two to three times a week. Ensure that you bathe your baby in a warm room with lukewarm water. Choose the right baby cleanser which is natural and mild for your baby’s skin and keeps it soft and smooth.
The rainy season tends to make the air around humid leaving a damp feeling. This dampness can sometimes cause diaper rashes. Since babies wear diapers for a prolonged period, the wet nappy is also a major reason for rashes on their bottom.
To prevent diaper rashes, use a diaper rash cream which is rich in natural oils like neem oil and moringa oil and has healing properties. Also, ensure that you change your baby’s diapers frequently before it gets wet.
Mosquitoes are common during the monsoons so it is important that you protect your baby from them. Mosquito bites have the risk of causing hives, low-grade fever and even extreme swelling in babies. Use a natural mosquito-repellent cream or mosquito patches to keep your baby safe from mosquito bites. As an alternative, you can also use mosquito nets when you are around the baby.
According to research, a newborn’s skin is 30 per cent thinner and hence it is prone to dryness. Plus, monsoons can make the baby’s skin prone to dryness and cause skin infections and rashes. Hence, use a good moisturising cream or lotion for your baby that will help retain moisture in the baby’s skin. A nature-based product will nourish and protect your baby’s skin. You can also use coconut oil to moisturise your baby’s skin.
Use these simple tips during the monsoons to take care of your baby’s skin and protect them against mosquito bites and dryness.