Monday, November 30, 2015

Keeping a baby's soft skin safe

The first time you hold your baby in your arms, a feeling comes that your life will never be the same again. Another human being is now dependent upon you. More than anything else, you want to be the best mother possible. And that means a lot of responsibilities. Right from feeding your baby to keeping him safe and sound from all the problems.

Newborn baby's skin is delicate and super-sensitive. And needs special care. Post 6 months when the baby starts on solids, tries to move and grabs everything in sight… and puts it in his mouth, skin care becomes all the more important.

Here are some tips to know when it comes to keeping your baby's skin safe.

Massage & Bath
A good massage helps keep baby's skin soft and smooth. It also helps in improving weight gain, aiding digestion, improving circulation and building baby's strong bones. After the massage, give him a bath with warm water, followed by drying and applying a good baby lotion.

Do trim your baby's nails every week. This is also an important thing to keep in mind in order to keep the baby's skin safe, as babies are prone to scratching themselves.

Changing the diaper as soon as it is wet, will help prevent the baby from getting rashes. Before putting the new diaper, dry the area and put some powder or lotion over there. Most important do wash your hands before And after changing the diaper. Replacing a peed- or pooped-in diaper with a clean, dry one plays a key role in preventing diaper rash. That’s because when skin stays damp for too long, it becomes more susceptible to rash-raising enzymes. So even if your baby isn’t fussing for a change, change him anyway as soon as you know the diaper is wet or soiled. Even if you are using nappies.

Use the right diaper in terms of size and softness for your child

Keeping your baby warm is important, but babies can also get too warm. Dress your baby in layers so that you can shed or add layers as needed. 
With underdeveloped sweat glands, babies are very susceptible to heat rash. To prevent this, dress them in loose clothing and a hat to shield the sun.
In the winter, dry weather can harm Baby's skin, so place a cool mist humidifier in your nursery to keep the air moist. Just be sure to clean the humidifier regularly or it will develop mold. Also give your baby lots of water to stay hydrated during the cold, dry months.

Use only gentle baby products
Use skin-care products made especially for babies, such as fragrance-free and tear-free shampoos, bath gels,oils and lotions. With each one you use, be watchful of Baby's reaction in case he is allergic.
It's important to keep Baby's skin moisturized, so always have a supply of lotions around. 

Baby's Clothes
Comfort should be the top priority while dressing up your baby or purchasing clothes for him. Look for soft baby clothing with snaps and elastic. And its good to wash the new clothes before putting them on your baby for the first time.
Try washing baby's clothes separately and only use washing powder which is gentle and chemical free. Disinfect the clothes after the wash. Few drops of dettol will keep the clothes germ free always.

Right from the day my baby was born, I have been following the above things and using Pampers diapers and have been extremely satisfied with the results. Next month my baby will be one, and till now he has not got a single rash or skin problem. Touchwood !!

All thanks to 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. ”

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