We cannot resist the urge to touch a baby’s skin. We cannot decline this sudden wish to kiss the soft cheeks of the new-born. But this softness which we like,seems fading as time starts to run slowly. The softness of their skin is what makes a baby’s skin different from ours.
For the safety and maintenance of their skin,parents try everything. From bathe the tiny tod in luke-warm water to changing the diapers every once in a while. But somewhere between this care,they forget some precautions,which should be kept in mind.
So in this blog post,I am going to suggest you parents out there some tips,which I think will help you out in taking more precautions and steps towards your baby’s soft skin.
Firstly,I will be writing a paragraph which will include normal safety steps which should be taken.
Remember, a newborn’s skin is soft and sensitive.
So try to keep baby’s skin hydrated by bathing in warm water for only three to five minutes. Avoid letting your baby sit or play or soak for long in soapy water. Apply a baby lotion or moisturizer immediately after bath while skin is still wet, and then pat dry instead of rubbing.
I had read about how babies are born covered in vernix, a white cheesy-looking substance that looks kind of icky, but is pretty important.
Vernix protects a fetus’s skin from amniotic fluid so it doesn’t get all wrinkly.
Unfortunately, the effects of vernix don’t last—once your baby’s been out in the real world for a while, his skin will never be as soft as it is in those first few months.
So here are some important ways,which I know will help you out in some or other way in protecting your baby’s softness:
1.GO FRAGRANCE FREE
As tempting as it is to use fragranced soaps,try to avoid using them during tub-time. A Non-soap cleanser with a neutral pH will keep your tot’s skin silky and soft without the risk of any irritation.
2.MOISTURIZE MORE AND MORE
Actually,this is the most important step. To lock in ambient moisture and humidity from their bath,you need to lube up those little legs and hands as soon as possible. Waiting too long can let dry skin set in.
Remember: Creams are much more hydrating than lotions,so let the lotions sit until spring.
3.DO DIAPER DUTY
A baby’s bottom is sensible and susceptible to rashes,so to avoid irritation,chage the diaper more often. (It is difficult,I know)
If you detect any signs of a rash or just want to keep them at bay,apply liberal amounts of healing cream or baby powder. For extra protection from allergic reactions or rashes,use only quality diapers. One such example is of Pampers.
Pampers brings you the softest ever Pampers Premium Care Pants. Its cotton-like softness is #SoftestForBabySkin and allows it to breathe, thus keeping baby’s skin soft and healthy, and your baby happy.
4. BUNDLE LIGHTLY
Avoid the urge to overdress your little-one during bone-chilling months- this just makes babies hot,sweaty and cranky;not to mention more likely to get a heat rash. As a rule they only need one more layer than we do. And the soft breathable cotton is the most comfortable and best for the baby’s skin.
5.PROTECT THEIR CHEEKS
It is the most exposed part to the mother nature’s harsh winter elements. Before you leave the house,butter them up and reapply as needed. Keep a baby-cream or lotion or petroleum jelly in your purse’s pocket. So that when needed,you can easily apply it on your baby’s skin.
So,if you want softness to remain protected and safe from these outer and inner harsh elements,then we need to follow all the above given 5 tips.
In the end,the baby’s skin can be kept safe,can be protected,only if we take a stand against the harshness.
P.S.- The photos, used above are taken from google.