Baby Care

Everything You Need to Know About Protecting Your Baby’s Skin in All Seasons

The feeling of touching a baby’s soft and smooth skin is unexplainable. It’s like baby skin reflects all the innocence and purity of a new-born baby itself.

However, baby skin is super soft and extremely thin – almost 30% thinner than adult skin. If you notice your baby turning red when they cry, it’s because the skin is so thin you can see the blood vessels underneath. It’s also the reason why their skin turns blue when they are cold.

Since baby skin is so sensitive to temperature changes, they need special care during every season. Their immune systems are still developing, making their skin more prone to infections. With so many conditions in place, it becomes critical to protect your baby’s skin in all seasons.

Summer Skincare for Babies

Babies are at an elevated risk of sunburn due to their thin skin. Sunburn during childhood can also increase the risk of melanoma in adult life. Prevention is the best cure, hence keeping babies out of direct sunlight from 10 AM to 4 PM. Applying a baby-safe physical sunscreen is another way to protect your baby from sunburn.

Mamaearth Mineral Based Sunscreen for Babies with SPF 20+ is MadeSafe Certified and protects against both UVA and UVB rays.

You must also keep your baby lightly dressed with natural fabrics and use a hat when outside. Cleansing deserves extra time and care, especially since the onset of dust and dirt is far more in summers. However, it’s best to avoid harsh soaps that dry out the baby’s skin.

Mamaearth Bathing Bar Soap for Babies has the goodness of Goat Milk, Oatmeal, and Shea Butter and is balanced at 5.5 pH. It’s a moisture-rich crème formula that cleanses while also moisturizing and nourishing at the same time. You can even choose Mamaearth Deeply Nourishing Body Wash that has natural cleansers, tear-free formula, and nourishes your little one! The same goes for the scalp, which can be kept clean and fresh with Mamaearth Gentle Cleansing Shampoo.

Doctors usually recommend against too much cleansing as it can dry out the baby’s skin. So, to stay fresh during hot summers, you can use plant-based wipes. Mamaearth India’s First Organic Bamboo Based Wipes not only cleanse but also moisturize baby’s sensitive skin. Made from 100% Organic Bamboo, our Bamboo Based Wipes are pediatrician tested, hence don’t cause rashes.

Monsoon Skincare for Babies

With the onset of monsoon, the air’s humidity increases, resulting in a muggy environment and lots of sweating. For babies, this can mean rashes, especially on skin folds and the diaper area. Ensure your baby is dry at all times, and always pat dry thoroughly after a bath. For extra protection, use Mamaearth Dusting Powder and always change soiled diapers immediately to avoid rashes.

Monsoons are specifically dangerous because of bug bites. Mosquitoes breed in stagnant water, and hence it becomes necessary to prevent your baby from mosquito bites. Mamearth Natural Mosquito Repellent Gel is highly effective, safe in keeping mosquitoes away from your baby, and safe for your baby’s skin. If you don’t want to apply anything on the skin, you can use the Mamaearth Mosquito Repellent Patches instead. If your little one does get bitten, wash the bitten part with some soap and water. Pat dry and apply Mamaearth After Bite Roll On.

Winter Skincare for Babies

As winter sets in, the temperature dips suddenly, causing a dip in humidity levels. The dry air dries out the skin, especially for babies, since their thin skin loses moisture faster. This is why dry skin conditions like eczema tend to flare up during winter. Prevent this by ensuring your baby’s skin is always well moisturized. Apply Mamaearth Moisturizing Daily Lotion after bath time to lock in the moisture and protect your baby from dry skin. The face and extremities are more prone to dryness, so use Mamaearth Milky Soft Face Cream for those areas.

Another way to combat dryness is by massaging the baby before a bath. This not only warms the baby but improves circulation in the arms and legs and improves sleep. Mamaearth Soothing Massage Oil, with the goodness of Vitamin E, locks in moisture and has a plethora of nourishing benefits for your little one.

Winter dryness also affects the skin on the scalp, and hence it also needs proper moisturization. Avoid dry flakes, dandruff, and itch with Mamaearth Nourishing Hair Oil that moisturizes deeply and keeps the scalp nourished.

While being thin and sensitive may make your baby susceptible to changes in the weather, it also has its advantages. Being sensitive makes the baby more aware of your touch and cuddles, encouraging the baby’s healthy emotional and physical development. So, give your baby season-appropriate skincare, and you can enjoy those cuddles throughout the year.

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