Winters are a little scary when it comes to childcare. Most kids catch cold and cough during winters if unprotected, also their skin dries up. Here are some tips:
- You can purchase a heater, but then it removes moisture from skin. So moisturize the skin with plenty of lotions and creams.
- Move from lotions to creams as it retains the moisture of the skin better. Moisturize twice a day with a fragrance free, hypoallergenic cream. Try Sebamed or Mothercare products.
- Apply petroleum jelly on rough areas of their skin like elbows and knees.
- Purchase baby lipbalms, apply a thin layer to prevent chapping. You can also use ghee or lanolin ointments on lips.
- Use many layers of thin clothing instead of a huge sweater or jacket. Try to use cottons or thin thermal-ware. And if your baby is sweating too much remove the excess layers.
- I never knew babies get heat rashes in winter. I saw one or two on my baby and found out that it was due to poor air circulation. We were loading her with woolens because of the cold.
- Use warm oils for massage. Coconut, mustard, olive and almond oil works best.
- Do not bathe baby or kids for more than 5-10 mins. Excess bathing will remove all the moisture from body.