Monsoon Baby Skin Care: Don’t Let the Weather Affect Your Baby’s Sensitive Skin
Look outside the window; monsoon is in full swing! However, despite the respite from hotter days, there are still the not-so-yays affecting our little ones whose systems are still developing. Their skin is still getting acclimatized to the elements outside the womb and needs some extra care and protection during the monsoon. Let’s look at how you can keep your baby’s skin nourished and protected and keep away monsoon- related skin woes.
What Could Affect Your Baby During the Monsoon?
The rainy weather comes with a host of allergens, infections and other potential irritants that can pose a threat to your little one’s delicate skin.
In the monsoon, the humidity in the air is at an all-time high and this is the perfect environment for pesky fungus to breed, germs to spread and viruses and bacterial infections to pass on. Babies have a fragile immune system, which makes them extremely vulnerable to catching colds, coughs, flu etc., in the monsoons too. Keeping the air at home as fresh as possible, making sure all surfaces are cleaned well often, changing bed linen once a week, will ensure the air your baby is breathing is free from mold or fungal spores. The aforementioned germs, fungus, and mold not only affect your little one’s health but can cause skin allergies in babies.
So, what can you do to keep your baby’s skin healthy and thriving and free from inflammation, allergies and rashes this monsoon?
Helpful Baby Skin Care Tips Every Parent Should Follow During the Monsoons
Here are some handy tips that can wash away any monsoon baby skin woes you may have to tackle through the rainy months.
1. Bathe Your Child Everyday
Babies can sweat more than usual because of the humid weather during monsoon. Bathing and wiping down your baby’s body regularly helps keep them dry. Ensure you choose a gentle baby wash like Sebamed Baby Gentle Wash, a mild wash formulated for daily cleansing of the baby’s delicate skin.
2. Wash Your Baby’s Scalp
While caring for baby’s skin, the scalp is often neglected. Wash your baby’s head with a safe and gentle hair care product like Sebamed Baby Shampoo that is especially formulated for babies, gently rubbing off and dirt or sweat that may have built up.
3. Post-Bath Care
Post-bath, wipe them down thoroughly and pay special attention to neck folds, their diaper area and other places where moisture could get trapped. After gently drying your baby’s skin, choose a babylotion rich in emollients, and massage in slow, smooth strokes. You can use Sebamed’s Baby Body Lotion which acts as an emollient, soothing and softening your little one’s skin with botanical ingredients.
4. Say Goodbye to Diaper Rash
Prolonged use of diapers and wetness of the nappy could lead to diaper rash in babies. This wetness could sit in your baby’s diaper area longer during the humid monsoon months and be quite uncomfortable for your little one. A good quality diaper rash cream is a must-have during the monsoon, for both prevention and treatment. Sebamed Baby Rash Cream, provides effective relief and reliable protection against diaper rash and protects the skin’s delicate acid mantle by maintaining a health pH value. It’s important to air out your baby’s diaper area for a while as well a couple of times in the day.
5. Dress Your Baby According to the Weather
You can trust the full-length cotton clothes for your munchkin’s skin, as they are more breathable and can keep moisture-induced rashes at bay.
6. Pay Attention to the Environment
Maintaining a sanitary environment is a no-brainer with a baby around. Ensure that there is no still water around the house as this could become a breeding ground for mosquitoes and enable mosquito-borne diseases. Make sure walls are wiped down to prevent mold and mold-related breathing issues that could affect your baby’s respiratory system and skin.
The simple tips above will help you do your best with caring for your baby’s skin this monsoon. If skin irritation or inflammation persists, it is advisable to consult your baby’s paediatrician for solutions. Sebamed’s Baby Skin Care Range with pH 5.5 offers gentle products that are non-greasy and offer nourishment and protection to baby skin no matter what the weather forecast is! So, stock up on what’s best for your little one and enjoy those rainy days with extra cuddles!