Say Goodbye To Dry & Itchy Skin!
Winter can be harsh on everyone's skin, but for babies, it can be especially damaging. With delicate skin that is still developing, it's essential to take extra care to protect their skin during the colder months.
In this blog, we will discuss some tips for keeping your baby's skin healthy and hydrated during the winter months.
One of the most critical steps in winter skincare for babies is to keep their skin moisturized. The dry, cold air can strip the skin of its natural oils, leaving it dry and irritated. To avoid this, it's essential to use a moisturizer that is specially formulated for babies. Look for a fragrance-free, hypoallergenic moisturizer that contain hydrating ingredients to help lock in moisture.
Apply the moisturizer after bath time, when the skin is still damp, to help seal in the moisture.
We recommend Baby Derma Cream for a hydrating and soothing cream!
If your baby struggles with eczema prone skin, it is even more important to ensure that their skin stays moisturized.
Try using Grahams Natural Baby Eczema Oil during bath time, followed by Baby Eczema Cream for a relieving combination.
During the winter months, it's tempting to take warm baths to combat the chill, but hot water can be drying to the skin, especially for babies.
Instead, use lukewarm water for baths, and keep the bath time short, no more than 15-30 minutes. This will help prevent the skin from becoming dry and irritated.
After the bath, gently pat the skin dry, and immediately apply a moisturizer to help lock in the moisture.
Try Grahams Natural Baby Eczema Oil for a hydrating bath addition.
Avoid Harsh Soaps
Harsh soaps and detergents can strip the skin of its natural oils, leaving it dry and irritated. When choosing a soap for your baby, look for a gentle, fragrance-free soap that is specially formulated for delicate skin. Avoid using bubble baths, as they can be drying to the skin, and can also cause irritation.
Grahams Natural Baby Derma Wash is a great, soap free alternative for bath time as it foams up just as standard bubble baths do!
When it's cold outside, it's important to dress in layers to stay warm.
The same principle applies to babies. It's best to dress them in lightweight layers that can be easily removed if they become too warm.
Make sure to cover their hands and feet, as these are areas that are prone to getting cold. Also ensure to avoid using tight-fitting clothing, as this can restrict the movement of their skin, causing it to become irritated.
Use A Humidifier
The dry air that comes with winter can be damaging to the skin, especially for babies. To combat this, consider using a humidifier in your baby's room. The humidity will help keep the air moist, which will in turn help keep the skin hydrated.
You can also try essential oils in the diffuser to assist sleep time, colds and just for a nice scent.
In conclusion, winter can be harsh on everyone's skin, but for babies, it can be especially damaging. By following these tips, you can help keep your baby's skin healthy and hydrated during the colder months.
Remember, a little extra care can go a long way in keeping your baby's delicate skin in tip-top shape.