Bath time is a great way to ensure your baby stays moisturised even in the summer
Your baby’s delicate skin has to deal with a lot more when it’s summertime. The intense heat, zaps away the moisture in your baby’s skin, and may lead to itch and irritation. How do you deal with it? Start with baby’s bath time. Presented by Baby Dove.
Babies are delicate, and their skin can be highly sensitive. But whatever the condition of your baby’s skin, each child will benefit from having it healthy, supple, and moisturised. Here’s how to keep your little one soft and smooth this summer:
- Use warm water, not hot, when bathing.
Though hot water is a standard method to kill the bacteria off, it can be too harsh for your baby’s skin during bath time. Use warm water instead, as it doesn’t dry out or strip away the skin’s moisture like hot water does. Keeping the bath water warm instead of hot will encourage you to keep baths short and sweet as well, since the water can get cold more quickly.
Make sure to check if the water is at the right temperature by dipping your wrist quickly into the water inside tub.
- Choose moisturising products that are specially made for your baby.
You cannot use bath products tailor made for adult use on children. Your baby’s skin is very sensitive and tends to lose moisture 5 times faster than yours. Hence, the products you use must be specially created to cater to your child’s need.
Baby Dove’s Rich Moisture Baby Bar contains ¼ moisturising cream and DEFI (Directly Esterified Fatty Isethionate) technology, which means your baby will have soft, nourished, and delicately scented skin, but without the harshness that a soap bar for adults might have. A moisturising bar will also keep your baby’s skin soft and supple for a longer period of time. Baby Dove’s Rich Moisture Bar is hypoallergenic, keeping all the allergies at bay!
- Use your hands or a soft washcloth.
Loofahs are usually used by adults to scrub the dirt and dead skin cells off their body, but since babies don’t really get dirty too often, they don’t need that much exfoliation.
Simply using your bare hands or a small, soft washcloth will be enough to clean your baby, without stripping the moisture away.
- Pat—don’t rub—your baby dry with a soft towel.
Rubbing your baby’s skin might scrub off some dead skin cells, but it also strips the moisture away. Lock the water in by patting your baby’s skin dry as soon as you bring him or her out of the tub.
Remember to use a soft, fluffy towel, because anything rough that comes into contact with your baby’s skin can cause redness.
- Be generous with the lotion.
Keep your little one’s skin soft all day long with a lotion specially formulated for babies.
With Baby Dove’s Rich Moisture Baby Lotion, you’ll only need to apply it once a day, and your baby’s skin will stay soft all day long. Plus, it’s hypoallergenic, making it clinically proven to lessen the possibility of an allergic reaction to the lotion. It is also tested by pediatricians and dermatologists. Baby Dove’s Rich Moisture Baby Lotion will leave your baby’s skin smooth and moisturized from first use itself.
- Give your baby a lot of liquids.
Frequently drinking liquids will help his or her skin stay moisturised from the inside out. In this summer heat, the more hydrated your baby is, the better it is!
Just like with anything that comes with being a new mum, there’s a lot of trial and error that comes with taking care of a baby. Trust yourself, arm yourself with as much knowledge as you possibly can, and surround yourself with the products and people you need, to raise your baby well. It’s not about being a perfect mum, but a real mum who has her baby’s best interests at heart.
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