Most people look forward to winter times. Winter times bring with it a lot of good memories. Moms can’t wait to spend cold evenings cuddled up with their little one as they sip on some hot coffee. However, this dream may quickly crumble as the cold weather can bring a number of infections and diseases too. Along with this, your baby’s skin is likely to be dry and itchy.
This can be quite uncomfortable for your baby and can make them fussy and cranky. To avoid this, here are 5 ways to properly care for your child’s skin.
1. Use An Extra Moisturizing Baby Wash
Since baby skin is prone to drying out in winter, avoid giving them too many baths. When bathing your baby, use only warm water. Hot water is harmful to the baby’s skin and can rob it of its natural oils. Babies are more prone to developing eczema during the cold months, and that’s why you might want to choose a body wash that hydrates and nourishes the skin.
Himalaya Extra Moisturizing Baby Wash does this. It cleanses your baby and at the same time, moisturizes their skin. Milk softens and improves the skin texture, and Aloe, Almond Oil, and Olive Oil help to maintain the moisture levels of the baby’s skin. It is an ideal wash for the wintertime and is specially designed for babies who have dry skin. If you would like to opt for a soap instead, then the Himalaya Extra Moisturizing Soap is a great option. It will cleanse your baby while maintaining the moisture equilibrium of the skin.
2. Use A Baby Laundry Wash
Always keep in mind that clothes are what come in contact with your baby’s skin. Sometimes soap flakes can get left behind in the clothes if they are not properly washed. It is quite common for a baby to break out in rashes if the soap used is full of harmful chemicals and toxins. That’s why we recommend using a baby laundry wash. The Himalaya Gentle Baby Laundry Wash is a biodegradable wash that is made from natural antibiotic ingredients. It is free from all harmful chemicals such as phosphorous, parabens, SLS/SLES/ ALS, synthetic color, added bleach, and silicates. It is safe, gentle, and effective. Tough on stains and odor, this laundry wash will make laundry days a breeze.
3. Give Them Daily Massages
Using a natural baby massage oil such as Himalaya Baby Massage Oil will help to improve baby’s growth and development. Apart from this, it is also a great way to moisturize your baby’s skin, keeping their skin tone even and hydrated. This can go a long way in combating wintertime dryness. The massage will also soothe the growing muscles of your little one.
4. Use Soothing Baby Wipes
Since your baby’s skin is at an increased chance of drying out, be wary of the wipes you use to clean them. Choose a wipe that is free from artificial perfumes and is extremely mild on the skin. Also, be gentle when you wipe your baby’s bottom. Use herbal wipes such as Himalaya Gentle Baby Wipes as they will soothe the skin and clean without drying it out. Before you put the diaper on, make sure that the little baby bottom is dry.
5. Moisturize Your Baby
It is important to keep your baby’s skin moisturized and hydrated in winter. If you find it drying out easily, then increase the number of times you moisturize them. Always moisturize the entire body and not just hands and legs. If you wash your baby’s hands or face, follow it up by moisturizing. Watch out for crawlers’ knees and chapped cheeks during winter. Use a moisturizer that will work to preserve the natural softness of your baby’s skin, like the Himalaya Baby Cream, which is known for its soothing effect on babies.
Developing and sticking to a routine during these months is the best way to keep your baby comfortable. These tips will help you ensure that your baby has a blissful winter.