Winter Worries: How Do I Care For My Baby During Winter?

Winter Worries

Babies have sensitive skin that needs extra care during the winters. If not careful, your precious can be a victim of diaper rashes, eczema, cradle cap, or chapped cheeks and lips. The symptoms of which amplify with the dry cold air of winter. Furthermore, winter brings with it a slew of diseases, like common cold and bronchitis. This also leads to dry or chapped skin due to the friction caused by incessant moisture from drooling, lip-licking, or dripping nose. Contrary to its name, heat rash can also make an appearance during the winter. The common symptom is itchy, red bumps on the skin. The key to retaining the suppleness of your baby’s soft skin during winter is to find a balance between hygiene and hydration.

Picking Out The Right Soap Or Body Wash

Picking Out The Right Soap Or Body Wash

Believe it or not, water can dry out your baby’s skin. You might think frequent baths is the easy way to having healthy, hydrated skin, but that’s not true. The focus should be picking out the right baby soap or body wash that is natural, paraben-free and does not contain animal fats or synthetic color.

Choose products like Himalaya’s Extra Moisturizing Baby Soap or Himalaya’s Extra Moisturizing Baby Wash, which contains a herbal formulation specially developed to protect soft, sensitive baby skin. Both the baby soap and baby wash contain common natural ingredients, like Indian aloe, milk, almond oil, and olive oil, each of which has a special function. Indian aloe is known to soothe, plus, moisturize the skin. The vitamin E enriched almond oil, and olive oil nourish and protect the skin. Finally, milk acts as a gentle cleanser that softens and improves the texture of the skin.

Himalaya’s Extra Moisturizing Baby Soap

Himalaya’s Extra Moisturizing Baby Soap also contains natural emollients like honey, sunflower oil, and castor oil that moisturize the baby’s skin while reducing inflammation or itching. Indian lotus, a key ingredient in Himalaya’s Extra Moisturizing Baby Wash, contains natural skin-conditioning agents that help to keep your precious’ skin soft and supple.

Moisturize, Moisturize, Moisturize

Moisturize, Moisturize, Moisturize

Give oil massages to your baby before a bath. Use extra moisturizing wash or soap such as Himalaya’s Extra Moisturizing Baby Soap or Himalaya’s Extra Moisturizing Body Wash. Apply moisturizing cream thoroughly after the bath. Frequent moisturizing of baby skin prevents chapped skin and rashes. Additionally, oil massages are helpful in physiological growth and development of your baby, as it stimulates the blood circulation and boosts the immunity of the baby.

While picking out a moisturizing cream for your baby, select one that is specifically manufactured, keeping the sensitive nature of baby skin in mind. Make sure that it is natural, paraben-free, and sulfate-free, and maintains the pH balance of the skin.

Layer Up

Layer Up

Frostbite attacks the exposed areas of the skin. Keep those tiny pinkies and fingers under covers with socks, mittens, and hat, so that your bundle of joy is not affected by the dropping temperature. Protect them from head-to-toe, especially when you are heading out to bask in the warm sun on a chilly winter morning. Dress them comfortably, and be careful not to constrict your baby’s movements when you are layering them up.

When those red rashes start irritating your little one during winter, head out to the store and pick out the right ensemble for winter care. Don’t forget to add an extra moisturizing baby soap or wash like, Himalaya  Extra Moisturizing Baby Soap or Himalaya Extra Moisturizing Body Wash to the cart. This is essential in locking the moisture of your child’s soft, sensitive skin and preventing it from getting dry and chafed.

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