Its November – time to take out your woolens that have been lying all packed up in that closet. While it is important to dress up your baby appropriately to face the winters, It is absolutely necessary to take right care of baby's skin to prevent the harsh effect of cold on baby's skin.
Babies and children can get dry skin just like adults do. In fact, because young skin is more delicate, it's more susceptible to becoming dry.
Here are some simple Tips to Prevent Winter Skin Problems in Babies
- Massage - Give your baby at least 2 massages daily. This will help oil and moisture to penetrate into the skin and will help keep it smooth and supple.
- Cut back on bath time - Bathing dries a child's skin because it removes the skin's natural oils along with the dirt. Instead of a 30-minute bath, cut bath time down to about 5 - 10 minutes. Use warm water (not hot) and soap up sparingly.
- Apply baby lotion or baby skin moisturizer immediately after bath so that the skin of your baby is protected from dryness and try to maintain a cozy temperature in your room, especially at that time.
- Avoid drying or aggravating ingredients - Don't use powders or perfumed products on your babys skin.
- Use a humidifier - If the place where you live is very cold and you have to put the heater on for most hours, keep a humidifier so that the dryness in the atmosphere is lessened.
- While going outdoors, use mittens and head covers (hats, caps and hoods) for your baby's winter wear. These will help protect the delicate skin on hands, face and head. Also, Consider using accessories including stroller that has covers or blankets to shield against wind.