Everything about a little baby is adorable. Their big eyes, the toothless smile, tiny feet, and most of all, their soft skin. As a mom, you may often be worried about taking care of and protecting your baby’s delicate skin. Especially in the winter, dryness can make your baby uncomfortable, because dryness brings with it, rashes, itching and sometimes eczema. So here’s what you must keep in mind if you want to keep dry skin problems away this winter.
1. To Prevent Post-Bath Dryness
You may have noticed that your baby’s skin gets dry and flaky right after a bath. This can be quite uncomfortable for your baby because dry skin is more prone to itching and rashes. And when you use a soap which contains sulphates or synthetic fragrances, this can only irritate the skin more. To protect from dryness and irritation, use a mild wash. We recommend The Moms Co. Natural Baby Wash, which is not only mild but tear-free too. It’s made with coconut-based cleansers, Avocado Oil, Organic Chamomile and Organic Aloe Vera, which are all ingredients that are mild and gentle and moisturise your baby’s skin and can help prevent post-bath dryness.
2. Layer Up To Prevent Dryness
As the weather gets colder, start layering your baby’s clothes. Not only does layering help keep your baby warm, but keeping the skin covered helps reduce moisture loss from the skin's surface. However, your baby needs to be dressed in just one layer more than what you are wearing. Say, if you’re wearing one sweater your baby will need a sweater and an inner layer to stay warm in the winter. Dress your baby in soft cotton clothes to avoid irritating their sensitive skin.
3. Keep Your Baby’s Skin Moisturised
The most important step you can take is moisturizing your baby’s skin well. It protects the skin from infections and irritation. Most baby lotions form a thin layer on the skin and hence, last for just a few hours. Enriched with Organic Shea Butter, The Moms Co. Natural Baby Lotion helps deeply moisturise your baby’s skin, providing moisturisation for the entire day. This baby lotion is free from toxins like parabens and sulfates. It’s also hypoallergenic-tested and Pediatrician Recommended.
4. Watch Out For Irritants
Apart from the products you use on your baby’s skin, other things at home can also cause dryness and irritation for your baby. An example of this is the detergent you use for your baby’s laundry. Any residual detergent on your baby’s clothes could irritate their skin, so make sure to choose a gentle one. It’s also important to consider the fabric of your baby’s clothes - choose soft cotton layers over heavy woollens. In the winter, dryness makes the skin prone to rashes, so it's important to keep your baby safe.
5. To Soothe Rashes and Eczema
Did you know? 1 in 5 children in India has very dry, sensitive, eczema-prone skin. Despite the precautions you take, if your baby still has very dry and sensitive skin, the dryness in winter can cause red, itchy rashes or eczema, making them feel especially uncomfortable. To soothe these symptoms, moisturise the skin with The Moms Co. Natural Soothing Relief Lotion, which is clinically proven to keep the skin moisturized for 24 hours. It’s made with Colloidal Oatmeal, Organic Aloe Vera gel and Calendula oil which protect, soothe and moisturise the skin. The lotion intensely moisturises the skin to relieve itching and discomfort caused by very dry, sensitive, eczema-prone skin. For the best results, use it with the Natural Soothing Relief Wash, a creamy and gentle wash which helps avoid the symptoms of dryness and eczema.
This winter, keep an eye on your baby’s skin. Choose your baby’s products wisely, and let nature in, toxins out with the natural, toxin-free and hypoallergenic products from The Moms Co. which nourish and protect your baby’s delicate skin.