5 Sep 2022 | 4 min Read
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Toddlers love everything fun. When it comes to mundane things like following discipline or healthy habits, they can get easily bored but if you make it fun, they will learn to enjoy it. . Here are different ways how parents can bond over something as simple as a skincare routine with their child.
The powerful UV rays can lead to skin issues in children especially if they have sensitive skin. It can lead to rashes and even actual skin damage if not protected. Hence, parents can pick child-friendly sunscreen for their children to ensure their skin is protected.
Let your child know that once he or she applies sunscreen with you, you can both step outside to enjoy outdoor activities. Do it with your child together and talk to your child about the importance of applying sunscreen through fun stories or games to hold their attention.
Not just daughters, you can make lip balm a routine for your sons too. Next time when your child has chapped lips, tell him/her how a lip balm can make his lips feel soft and healthy and prevent the condition from coming back again.
Tell your child how the lip balm is enriched with their favourite fruit and it will make them want to apply a lip balm. Pick a lip balm that is safe to use for your child, provides sun protection and has natural ingredients like strawberry oil, pomegranate and beetroot. You can ask your child to identify these ingredients through a game of wordplay. Most importantly, children pick habits from their parents so set an example by doing it first.
Make your child feel fresh and dry in their feet area and other body areas like the underarms and behind the knees with some baby powder. To use the baby powdering time as an opportunity to bond with your child, do it together. You can give your little one a bath and then apply the powder to yourself too. Just make an afterbath song with powder as a step and do some dance to make it fun. Just ensure to opt for a natural talc-free baby powder with nourishing ingredients like chamomile, cornstarch, and calendula oil, which quickly absorb sweat and moisture from your child’s skin and ease mild irritations.
Apply the powder to your child’s feet before he/she wears socks so that they feel comfortable and fresh all day.
Moisturising your child’s face and body is important. Depending on the weather conditions and your child’s skin type, pick a suitable moisturiser that is free from any harsh chemicals.
For instance, you can opt for a natural baby face cream with jojoba oil, shea butter, and avocado oil that offer deep moisturisation and nourishment to your little one’s skin and prevent dryness.
You can also pick organic coconut oil to moisturise your child’s body during winter. While you are applying the oil, hold his/her arms and stretch them gently or mimic a dance step. You can even tickle them lightly and make the moisturising step a fun playtime.
If your toddler is old enough, let them moisturise the face on their own while you stand beside them and moisturise your face. But ensure you make them wash their hands properly using a mild handwash before they touch their face or any other areas of the body.
Bonding with a child only does not have to happen only at play and as parents with responsibilities, even skincare for toddlers can be a way to bond. Try these tips to bond with your child over skincare.
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