How to Care your Baby’s Skin in Cold and Warm Weather

How to Care your Baby’s Skin in Cold and Warm Weather

Cold weather and indoor heat can conspire to dry out your baby’s skin, so take some extra precautions when the temperatures dip. Shorten his bath time, use a fragrance-free cleanser and then apply lotion or cream while his skin is still damp to lock in moisture.
If you notice rough patches on your infant’s lips or cheeks, apply a hypoallergenic moisturizer or baby ointment to soften. You can also use a cream or balm before you go outside to protect infant skin from cold air and wind. And using a humidifier during naps and at night is another way to fight dry winter skin.

To protect your baby’s skin from the sun in warm weather, dress him in a single lightweight cotton layer with long sleeves and a wide-brimmed hat. As mentioned, you can apply sunscreen to exposed skin and, if your baby will allow it, don a pair of sunglasses with 100 percent UV protection.
And to avoid heat rash, which can erupt on the skin when it’s hot and humid out, strive for outfits that are cool and breathable. Heat rash tends to break out in skin folds like the elbows, neck and diaper areas so keep these spots as dry as you can, and then skip his clothes for a while to expose the areas to the air.
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