Baby skin care isn’t all that difficult but there are some basic techniques that every parent needs to know. For the most part this is common sense stuff like keeping the baby warm, dry and out of harsher weather. Of course, you have some other things that you need to know that are important as well, like not bathing your son or daughter too often. Keep reading to learn other not as widely known techniques for keeping your baby’s skin as healthy as possible.
The best way to keep you baby’s skin safe from chapping or chaffing is to use a baby moisturizer. You should apply a moisturizer after a bath and before taking your baby out. This can provide protection from the wind, cold and sun. Once your baby has been bathed, you should refrain from using too much force when towel drying their skin. In order to keep your baby’s skin from chapping, you will gently apply the moisturizer to their damp skin after you take them from their bath. The best baby moisturizing products you can use will be the ones that are not formulated with unnatural, impure components; use the chemical free ones instead. It may be necessary to try a variety of moisturizers before you land on the one that will best suit your baby’s needs.
Some natural oils can have quite the therapeutic effect on a baby’s skin. Some of these are also good as aromatherapy, and help get your baby in a relaxed mood. Lavender is a good essential oil for relaxation, and is very good to use before putting your baby to bed.
Another oil that can help with calming is mandarin. Chamomile is a great healing herb for irritations. When you want to use essential oil for your baby, your best bet is to use baby products that contain oils like these. Using essential oils or aromatherapy oils on babies directly isn’t a good idea because they are too harsh or could have additives that have the potential to be harmful. If you know for sure, however, that the oil is pure and gentle enough not to hurt your baby’s skin, go ahead and use it.
When dressing your baby, make sure everything is comfortable and loose fitting. The best material in terms of baby clothing is usually cotton because this is a light material that is gentle to the touch of your baby’s skin and allows air to circulate. Cotton is also best because it absorbs sweat relatively easily. You can also choose other natural and organic fibers for your baby’s clothing but these clothes are usually quite a lot more expensive than clothing made from plain cotton. Avoid any clothing that could be too tight as well. The best thing that you can buy is clothing that is at least one size that is too big because babies grow quickly. Clothing that is too tight isn’t just uncomfortable, it can cause sweating and could increase your baby’s likelihood to develop a skin condition. Baby skin care is something to be aware of at all times, as many different things can cause irritations. It’s essential to keep your baby’s skin clean and dry as much as possible. You need to understand how dangerous some of the natural elements, like wind and sun, can be to your child. Another hazard to your child can be the presence of pets, due to the potential allergic reactions from their hair or infestation of fleas. You are now more knowledgeable about some of the practical things you can do to endow your baby with a sheltered and secure life.
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