Baby skin care is essential from Day 1, 365 days a year, and 24/7. The winter season often leads to babies having cracked skin on their faces, dry skin on their cheeks, eczema, chapped lips, rashes, and a lot more, without a proper baby skincare routine.
Everyone witnesses the winter season in a different way, whether it be us, or our little ones. While our bodies are able to withstand the harsh, cold weather with moderate clothing and skincare, the same cannot be said for babies. Newborns experience the temperature drastically because their bodies are still trying to adapt well to the environment. Skincare of newborns, especially during the winter months, requires constant care and the need to go the extra mile.
Taking care of the small things in your baby’s skincare with a few extra steps can help you keep your little one’s health and skin better and happier. To help you with your baby’s skincare, we have taken the moment to write down some of the most essential winter baby skincare tips. Read on to find out!
Humidifiers to keep the room temperature stable
Your baby is prone to experiencing weather, and changes in temperature earlier than we do, which is why it is essential to have a baby skincare routine under your belt. Too hot or too cold room temperatures can make your baby irritable, thus affecting their sleep schedule. While low temperatures and exposure to chilly air can lead to skin dryness, overheating can lead to skin rashes.
To keep the temperature stable for your little one and to avoid cracked skin on their faces, it is recommended to use humidifiers because it helps retain moisture in the air and ensure your baby’s skin doesn’t dry up. Very limited usage of heaters should be ensured because they absorb the moisture in a room.
Natural & limited use of products
The skin care of a newborn is extremely important and one should be careful with the products they use. Whether it is cracked skin on their face, dry skin on their cheeks, or your newborn’s chapped lips, there is a natural solution for it all. One should avoid having too many products on their baby’s skincare routine list, and only prefer using limited, but natural products for concerns like rashes and flaky skin in the areas where your baby sweats more, like the elbow creases and the back of the knee.
Avoid using scented products on your baby’s skin, and focus on using hydrating & moisturizing products. The Moms Co. Baby Care Range is Natural, Effective, Safe, Toxin-free and dermatologically tested.
Don’t restrict movements with heavy blankets and clothes
While your gut says otherwise, using heavy blankets and layers is not the best way to keep your baby warm, because they might end up restricting your baby. With the weight restricting your baby’s movements, they might try to pull their hands free from heavy blankets and hurt themselves due to the sudden force.
Overheating can lead to heat rashes and irritated skin, so as a rule of thumb, dress your baby in one more layer than what you are wearing to ensure they’re snug and warm.
Carefully choosing fabrics and detergents
The essentials in a newborn’s skincare also include choosing fabrics very carefully. With their sensitive skin, some fabrics cause skin irritation which will lead to a restless baby and the cycle continues. Therefore, if you’re using woollen clothing to keep your baby warm, make sure to use it after adding a non-irritating layer underneath it to prevent irritation, rashes, etc.
Avoid Long & Frequent baths
Avoid giving your baby frequent baths during the winter months. Doing so can lead to the natural moisture drying away, thus, giving way to cracked skin on the face, and your newborn’s chapped lips. Make sure you check the temperate using your elbow, to ensure the water is lukewarm before undressing your baby. Use tear & soap-free products that are not harsh for your baby’s skin.
As an important part of your baby’s skincare routine, instantly after the bath, gently pat dry your baby’s skin, and immediately apply a natural-based baby lotion to seal in moisture.
Because of the lack of moisture in the air during the winter season, the temperatures can be harsher on your baby’s skin. With a proper skincare routine for newborns, you can combat skin concerns like cracked skin on their face, and your newborns’ chapped lips. These can be done with products that are completely free of parabens and toxic chemicals, rich in Cocoa and Shea butter for moisturization, and important Vitamins like A, F, and E.
The Moms Co. Baby Care Range are free from sulphates, parabens, mineral oil, harmful fragrances and toxin. It is a perfect range for your little one. The Moms Co. Baby Moisturizing Duo with the combination of Baby cream and lotion are the best moisturizer for a baby’s winter skincare routine. Our moisturisers deeply nourish the skin, keep the skin away from dryness and restore the skin’s pH Balance.
Oiling and massaging baby’s body
Adding Natural Massage Oil to your baby’s skincare routine is one of the best ways to relax your little one and strengthen their bones and muscles. Your baby’s skin is thinner and more delicate than yours and loses moisture easily which leads to dryness, cracked skin on their face, etc.
For body massages, make sure you gently massage each and every part, starting off with a slow touch and gradually start going firmer, with a toxin-free oil, rich in Sesame Oil, Organic Chamomile, and Jojoba Oil. The Moms Co. Natural Baby Massage Oil helps nourish, relax and strengthen the baby’s bones and muscles with regular massage. It is a toxin-free combination of 10 powerful oils like Sesame, Organic Almond, Avocado, Organic Jojoba, Organic Chamomile and Natural Vitamin E that help nourish, relax and strengthen baby’s bones and muscles with regular massage.
Q: Which cream is the best for Baby skin in winter?
A: Since the air dries up naturally during the winter season, leaving no moisture behind, it is important to find body lotions that deeply moisturize and nourish your baby’s delicate skin. Made with Organic Apricot, Avocado, Jojoba, and Rice Bran Oils, The Natural Baby Lotion made by The Moms Co. is safe, toxin-free, and tear-free.
Q: How do I keep my baby’s face moisturized?
A: Avoid extending and frequenting the bath timings for your little one, because doing so can dry up the skin’s natural body moisture, leading to dry, itchy skin and an irritated baby. Apply a body lotion right after the bath, and pat dry instead of rubbing.
Q: When can you start bathing your baby every day?
A: You really only need to bathe your baby once or twice a week during the first year. Bathe them gently in the sink or tub after giving them sponge baths up until their umbilical cord falls out. Pay extra attention to your baby’s shower timing and duration in the winter months, to prevent their skin from going dry.
The winter season is particularly tough on a baby’s skin, which is why it is essential to have baby skin care tips under your belt to keep your little one healthy and happy during this season. We hope you can incorporate the tips from this blog into your baby’s skincare routine.