Keeping baby’s skin soft

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While a baby’s soft, supple skin is anybody’s envy, it is also very delicate and vulnerable. So, every effort needs to be made to keep it as safe as possible.

The sun can be very harsh on baby’s skin, especially between 10 am and 4 pm on hot days. Whereas a baby should not be kept indoors all the time and should definitely be taken out for fresh air, these hours are best avoided. Also, while going out in the sun, it is best to cover the baby up with light, breathable covers and clothes, and sunscreen lotion should be used on the exposed areas (face, hands, etc.).

Too frequent baths, especially accompanied by soap, might rob baby’s skin of its natural moisture. Till a baby starts crawling and getting dirty, there is no need to use soap during bath every day. Soapy water can be used to clean the baby once in a while, maybe once a week or so. Otherwise, a short bath with water is sufficient. Also, at that age, bath can be skipped every alternate day. Light sponging should suffice. Warm bath, not hot bath, works best.

It is not advisable to use adult toiletries on a baby. Products manufactured especially for babies have less harsh chemicals, and are most often free of dyes and fragrances, which are more suitable for baby skin. Cleaning gels which do not contain soap do not dry out baby skin, unlike soap. Thick creams hydrate better than lotions. Bath emollient is useful if baby’s skin is very dry.

Extra care should be taken in winter to keep baby’s skin hydrated. Baby skin peels and cracks easily in dry winter months. Moisturizing at regular intervals is necessary. If normal baby moisturizer does not seem to be working, a thick layer of petroleum jelly can be used, which is safe and very effective at hydrating the skin. Putting the baby in mittens, booties, pullovers, or snowsuits, as per the severity of the weather, ensures that the baby stays warm and his skin stays safe from the drying effect of the chilly wind.

The right diaper is very crucial in keeping baby’s skin safe and free of irritation. The diaper should fit right, should not be too tight or too loose and should be a good absorbent. While changing the diaper, the diaper area should be wiped down thoroughly with a baby wet wipe before putting a new diaper on.

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