This winter season, you will want to ensure that your baby is completely prepared for it - especially if it’s their first time experiencing the winter season. Your baby’s skin loses heat a lot faster than us. This is what causes them to be extra fussy during the cold, winter months. In addition to this, their skin happens to be 2 times thinner than ours and 10 times more sensitive. So, in this cold dry weather, their skin will lose moisture very quickly.
This is why it is so important to follow a thorough skin care routine for your baby this winter. Not sure where to start? Don’t worry. Here, we have a complete guide on how you can make your baby’s skin winter ready.
1. Moisturize More Often
First things first, you need to make sure that your baby’s skin is well moisturized. Use a moisturizer like Sebamed Baby Lotion which has a pH level of 5.5 which helps restore, protect and maintain the skin’s barrier. It is perfect for winter baby skin care as it contains mild and gentle ingredients that will keep your skin well moisturized and healthy. Moisturize your baby’s skin after a bath, after every diaper change, before you step outside with your baby and anytime you feel your baby’s skin is turning dry.
2. Give Your Little One A Warm Bath
Before bathing your baby, make sure to check the temperature of the water. The water should be neither too hot nor too cold. Massage your baby's skin with Sebamed Massage Oil right before the bath. This oil contains 95% natural soya oils which help protect the skin, and keep it soft and smooth. For the bath, make sure to use a mild baby wash. Sebamed Baby Wash is free from allergens and skin irritants and is perfect for your little one.
3. Skin Care After The Bath
Apply Sebamed Body Milk right after the bath to help restore the moisture and oil in your baby’s skin. With a protective active complex of lecithin, shea butter, almond oil and squalene (a vernix like substance), it helps maintain the skin’s balance and stops the skin from drying out. Apply Sebamed Baby Lotion before heading out with your baby as it protects your baby’s skin from the dry weather. It is a non-greasy formulation with gentle ingredients that leave your baby’s skin soft and supple.
Their cheeks get dry very quickly. So make sure to keep their cheeks, nose and chin moisturized and protected with Sebamed Protective Facial Cream. Its panthenol ad lipid compound protects the skin from irritation around the mouth from saliva. Also, he skin on their cheeks, knees, elbows and neck tend to become dry very quickly during the cold, winter days. Use Sebamed Baby Cream to prevent rashes and to protect the skin when you are out with your baby.
4. Dress Your Baby In Layers
During the winters, you’ll want to ensure that your baby is all bundled up and warm. Use a breathable, warm fabric to wrap around your baby and keep a check on whether they are comfortable or not. Make sure they are wearing a diaper that fits them properly. Layer soft cotton pajamas over it. How many layers? The same number you wear plus one extra. If your baby feels too hot, you can remove it later on. You would know they are overheated if they get red in the face, their face and hands feel hot, and they become fussy.
5. Protect Your Baby From Rashes
Rashes are common during this time of the year. This is because they end up peeing more often which means they would need a lot more diaper changes. Not changing their diaper when it gets soiled can lead to rashes around the nappy area. So, ensure that you do a check and change every 1-2 hours. While changing the diaper, make sure to clean your baby’s bottom properly either with disposable wipes or a clean cloth. Sebamed Baby Cleansing Wipes are recommended for cleansing baby’s delicate skin. Apply a thick layer of Sebamed Rash Cream before you put on the new diaper to protect the skin and prevent rashes.
Following these tips is sure to keep your baby’s skin healthy and soft. Sebamed baby care products will be the perfect choice for your baby this winter. It is, in fact, the best and safest protection that you can give your baby. They have a pH of 5.5 making it perfectly gentle for your baby’s sensitive skin. A lot of scientific research has gone into figuring out the kind of products that will suit your little one.