Babies are very sensitive and are prone to diseases. Their skin is too tender. During winter they are particularly affected by the irritated and dry skin over the face, hands and all over the body. This dryness leads to reddening, itching, cracking, and flaking. Finally, this makes baby uncomfortable, so here we are discussing some tips for baby skin care during winter.
As oil based contains oil, they protect skin from drying more. In winter, especially the moisture is retained by applying these creams. Emollients are used frequently in a day in order to prevent from moisture loss.
Avoid wet baby gloves, socks, kerchiefs
Wet clothes, anything may lead to irritation, itching, and cracking, redness which may finally lead to bleeding or any infection. So avoid it.
Hydrate the body
Drinking more keeps the skin and body healthy and glowing. As the baby’s skin is young and growing make a habit of drinking water.
Massage the baby body
Massaging the body with baby lotions helps the baby to improve the blood circulation and look the skin healthy and glower. It also retains the moisture over the body and to increase the immunity power of the baby. Also notice that the oil is cleaned off totally during bath because left over may also cause skin rashes.
Adding coconut oil to the water before bath acts as a moisture retainer. After rubbing the skin during baths by the soaps may lead to drying the baby delicate skin more. Instead, go for a warm water bath of mild baby soaps. Prefer for a sponge bath than a normal bath during winter. The hot water run has been used in the bathroom for a while helps to create a warm environment during the baby bath. Also check the windows are closed or not due to heavy wind blow during winter. Cover the baby completely with the clean towel after the bath and also don’t allow the baby to play in the tub for more hours.
Overall family members and if any house maids present in the home are tidy and clean enough while feeding or touching the baby. Keep the home and surroundings, any leftover gaps, windows, doors, floors, bathrooms in the home also clean. Avoid smoking in the home as the sensitive baby may easily affect by this habit.
Woolen clothes are good for a child during the winter. Baby hats, socks, gloves, whatever the baby clothes are made of wool are very comfortable to the child. This keeps the body warm. Don’t cover complete with woolen clothes because they block sweat pores and cause sweating and rash. Cover them with a soft cloth.
Minimize nappy rash
Changing the nappies is done frequently in order not to be affected by the rash. Also use the creams to protect the skin. Allow the baby skin to air indoors maximum. It helps the baby to feel cozy and comfort.
Pre winter check
Check the heaters, geysers and all the heating appliances whether they are in good conditions are not. Check out the power points to avoid any short circuits. Baby bed sheets, blankets are cleaned before they are used up. Winter is prone to spreading of many diseases like cold, cough on direct contact so avoid the baby to that condition.
Apply petroleum jelly as a coating over the baby nose because it prevents dryness in the nose, which may finally lead to bleeding even. Over rubbing is avoided. Apply lip care jelly or pure coconut oil for babies to prevent dryness of lips.
Make sure about vaccination of baby is up to date or not as they prevents serious diseases from bacteria and virus.
Have a food containing green leafy vegetables, fruits, carrots, spinach, liver, cod liver, nuts in your daily diet. Make sure that enough fat, protein, and vitamins in your daily diet which is good for baby skin. Food rich in Vitamin A and C has antioxidants which are good for baby skin during winter. It prevents all sorts of eye related issues such as dryness, inflammation and further improves the vision of a growing baby.
Keep regular hours and maintain plenty of sleep for the baby, as they are in the growing stage sleeping is done most of the time and they feel relaxed of the body.
These are winter based tips for a baby skin care which can be easily followed at home without causing any serious effects.