5 Winter Skin Care Tips for Baby
Baby, it’s cold outside so keeping your baby warm is at the top of your list, but what about protecting their skin? The cold weather can be especially harsh on a baby’s sensitive skin leaving it dry, scaly, chapped or flaky. But, you can avoid it with these tips.
- Use a Humidifier
In the winter, many of us are anxious to crank up the heat, but that can be damaging to the skin. Instead, keep your heat at a lower temperature and use a warm air humidifier to help keep in the moisture.
- Warm Baths
A nice, warm –not hot, bath is a good way to warm up your little one after time outside in the cold. But be sure to keep bath time short since longer exposure to water can also strip moisture from the skin. After bathing your baby, pat them dry – do not rub, then apply moisturizer.
- Layer Up
It’s important to bundle up during the cold weather months but don’t overdo it. Dress your baby in layers and check to make sure there aren’t too many by reaching inside his clothes to see if he feels too warm or check for an indication of heat rash. KidzStuff TempEze Rompers have special formulated ink that changes color when your baby’s temperature rises, so this is also a great layer of clothing for your baby during the winter. It is also a good idea to use a cover on your baby’s stroller to keep out the cold wind.
- Sun Protection
It’s easy to forget about the damage the sun can do to skin during the colder months, but it just as important to use sun protection in the winter as it is in the summer. Opt for an age-appropriate sunscreen or dress your baby in UPF-rated clothing like the KidzStuff Sun Blocker Romper.
Proper hydration is not only key in warmer months, but also in the winter. Give your baby lukewarm water (appropriate amounts for their age) to keep him hydrated which will also help combat dry skin.
Remember, cold weather doesn’t mean you have to keep your little one inside, but it’s important to incorporate a few extra steps in your daily routine to be sure you are protecting their sensitive skin during this time.
This content is for informational purposes only and should not be considered a specific diagnosis or treatment plan. Always consult your doctor in connection with any questions or issues you may have.