The cold and dry winter is a rough season, and this is especially true when it comes to your little bundle of joy. Your newborn needs extra care in the winter months, to protect them from seasonal illnesses and skin conditions. Especially considering how delicate your little one is, the winter can make their skin dry, which can bring with it, a number of skin problems.
If you have your baby in the winter month, here’s how to ensure that you give your newborn the intense skin care they need from their very first day.
1. The First Bath
For the first 1-2 weeks, stick to sponge bath to allow the umbilical cord stump to dry up and fall off naturally. Once it falls off, your baby is ready for her first full bath. Bath time dries out your baby’s skin, so take extra care right from the first bath. Make sure the water is neither hot nor cold. Himalaya Extra Moisturising Baby Wash is safe for your baby’s first bath. It contains nourishing Olive Oil, Almond Oil and Milk, which are known to moisturise and soften the skin.
2. Prevent Bath-Time Dryness With A Pre-Bath Routine
Since bathing can strip the skin of natural oils, it’s important to lock in the moisture by prepping your baby’s skin before the bath. Applying a few drops of oil can help prevent the loss of moisture from your baby’s skin. Olive oil is a great option, as it nourishes and protects the skin, keeping it soft. Try out the Olive oil-based Himalaya Baby Massage Oil, which also contains Winter Cherry or Ashwagandha to soothe and condition the skin. Gently apply some oil before bath time and give it some time to absorb into the skin.
3. Watch Out For Diaper Rash
The cold weather in winter can make your baby urinate more often. The dampness can lead to an increased risk of diaper rash, and this can be very uncomfortable for your little one. Avoid this by ensuring a frequent diaper change. During a diaper change, clean the skin softly and gently to avoid irritating the skin.
4. Tackle Dryness To Protect The Skin
When the skin is moisturised, the skin’s barriers can protect it from infection. Dry skin is vulnerable to infections and rashes. Since your baby’s skin is thinner, it loses moisture faster. To protect from rashes and infections, it’s important to keep your baby’s skin hydrated. Ingredients like Almond Oil and Olive Oil help soften and moisturise the skin, which is why Himalaya Baby Lotion, which contains these ingredients, is a good choice for your baby this winter.
The winter can be a tough time for your baby’s delicate skin, as it can cause dryness and itching. So make sure you keep your baby’s skin clean and hydrated. Himalaya BabyCare has an “Extra Moisturizing” range designed specially for baby’s skin care in winter. These products are a parent’s first choice for use from day 1. Enjoy the sweater weather with your baby by keeping your baby’s skin safe, and your baby, comfortable!