winter care for baby skin

Winter care for baby skin

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    Winter wardrobe.

    “Even in the colder winter months, my family likes to get outside, so we layer up,” says Laura, mom of two. Lighter layers are good as you can unravel them according to the temperature – the general rule is that babies should wear one more layer than us. Hats and gloves keep little heads and hands warm, but consider steering clear of wool, as it can irritate your baby’s delicate skin

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    More moisture.

    Baby skin can lose moisture up to five times more quickly as ours and that is exacerbated in winter. “It is important to keep baby skin moisturised,” explains Baby Dove Research and Development expert and mom of three Bindu. Children’s nurse and mom of two Tracey agrees. “Cover all the skin you can, but obviously the face and the lips are most exposed,” she explains.

    “We put barrier cream or moisturiser on their face to keep the moisture in and stop the cold from damaging the skin.” Using a baby skin lotion like Baby Dove Sensitive Moisture Fragrance Free Lotion can help prevent dryness, as it hydrates for up to 24 hours. Apply it after bath time to lock in as much moisture as possible

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    Care at bathtime.

    Long, hot baths might dehydrate your baby’s delicate skin more at this time of year, so short and warm is best. “We had a winter baby,” says Emily, mom of a newborn, “so right from the get-go we had to deal with what cold weather can do to their skin. Using products specifically designed for babies really helped.” Baby Dove Sensitive Moisture Head to Toe Fragrance Free Wash is not just mild for their delicate skin, it also replenishes the skin-natural nutrients lost through bathing. This helps protect the skin’s natural barrier that prevents future moisture loss

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    Shampoo too.

    While it’s often the cheeks and lips that bear the brunt of the drying winter air, the head is just as susceptible, as Baby Dove employee and dad of three Junaid explains: “Our son’s scalp became extremely dry, probably because he used to wear a hat all the time.” Using a nourishing shampoo, such as the Baby Dove Rich Moisture Shampoo, can help soothe and hydrate the delicate skin on their scalp

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    Go fragrance free in winter.

    If your little one has especially sensitive skin in winter weather, fragrance-free, mild baby skin care products for sensitive skin can help prevent irritation. The hypoallergenic Baby Dove Sensitive Moisture range is fragrance free and goes beyond mildness to replenish moisture and nutrients, making it a great choice for sensitive skin in the wintertime