When a baby is born, apart from their nutrition, another concern for a mother is to protect and provide the best care to a baby’s delicate and sensitive skin. Especially during the winter season, a baby’s skin gets dry fast and you just can’t moisturize it again and again, for a baby may catch a cold and cough if their body is uncovered multiple times.
Both my daughters are winter babies. So, I know this struggle is real. As the baby grows, their skin becomes more mature and less sensitive. The initial three months are very tough for a new mom. Initially, my elder daughter was very weak and her skin was so fragile that even cleaning her poop with a wet wipe would peel off her skin. I used to cry seeing that. But as the days passed and I became a mature mom, with many hits and trials, I figured out the best products for my baby and today, I am in a much better position to tell new moms which products are safe and best for a newborn’s skin.
It’s very important to be mindful of the ingredients of the products you use on your body. Ever since I became a mom, I started giving more attention to what I and my whole family put on our skin, and after trying multiple products, I have now completely switched to natural products for my baby and myself. Soap/ body wash/ shampoo and creams/lotions are like food for the skin. Hence, it’s crucial to choose the products with the utmost care.
Some tips to protect your baby’s skin this winter season:
- Use the right moisturizer: Having hundreds of options to choose from, it’s easy to get confused, but it’s important that we moms research enough to choose the safest for our little ones. I opted for natural skincare products when I got pregnant with my second baby back in 2017, and that’s when I chanced upon ‘The Moms Co.’, a brand of natural skincare products for moms and babies. On reading more about it I realized that they have a baby care range too. When I delivered, I opted for their product range. All the products are made without compromise, especially being toxin-free, natural, safe and effective and hence, completely safe for my girls. Their ‘Natural Baby Lotion’ contains Organic Shea Butter, Cocoa Butter and Jojoba Oil, which provides deep moisturization to baby’s delicate skin, and I was quite happy with this choice I made since it kept my baby’s skin smooth and supple.
- Selecting the right body wash: Body washes make the bathing experience fun for the little ones, especially when it’s tear-free in nature. My mother picked up Moms Co.’s ‘Natural Baby Wash’ for my baby, and on trying the same, I was quite happy with the results. With the goodness of Organic Chamomile Oil, Organic Aloe Vera & Avocado Oil, their ‘Natural Baby Wash’ ensures gentle tear-free cleaning. My daughter really enjoyed her bath time with this body wash, and so I was glad I opted for this.
- Use a humidifier: In winter, the air is cold and dry and especially when you use a heater throughout the day, the temperature of the room increases but it sucks out the humidity. This is when a humidifier comes into play. It balances the humidity level in a room. Both humidifier and heater go hand in hand. I did not use a humidifier during the first time. Both my daughter and I were caught in a room wherein a heater would run almost all day long and ultimately it dried out our skin.
- Layering up is the best policy: A baby’s immune system is in a developing stage during the initial months. They just need one more layer of clothing than an adult. Choose a nice warm cap and comfy booties and mittens for the little ones. Be sure to protect their skin from the chilly air when going out for prolonged periods of time.
- Protect the scalp: The body part which needs extra care is the baby’s scalp. When a baby is born, their scalp is flaky and dry. It’s really important to take special care of this part. Don’t forget to consult your pediatrician!
All the above pointers are enough to take care of your baby’s skin during the chilly weather. Do let me know if you have any other tips. I am sure all these tips will be very helpful for a new mom. Happy mommying your little one!