Winterizing Your Child
Dry air and sensitive skin is something that you should avoid your child from. It's inevitable that your child may get the occasional runny nose, sore throat, and sleepless nights. But remember, these sick spells have nothing to do with your parenting skills.
There are a few things you can do to minimize your child's risk and boost your child's immunity.
Avoid Rough Red Cheeks
Chapped skin, which is flushed, gets cracked and stars peeling. It usually hits the bottom, face, or where the skin begins to rub against each other. Chapped skin basically happens when skin becomes inflamed after irritation. It could either be from the drool on your babies chin, dry wind, a runny nose or a wet diaper.
To avoid all this, try spending as little less time outdoors and spending more time in. Keep your child bundled up and use moisturizer on your child's cheeks as well as other areas. This will form a natural barrier to help your child's skin that's chapped.
Don't forget your child's soft rose bud lips. To avoid chapped and cracked lips, simply coat with a thin layer of lip balm, this layer will create a cover for your child's lips during cold harsh weathers.
Keep Your Home Moist
Keeping a humidifier in the house will help keep your child's skin healthy. The benefits of having a humidifier around are not limited to increasing the humidity in the room, but it also prevents your child's skin from drying out.
Heat rash in winters
Strange as it may seem, your child can suffer from heat rash even during winter. This occurs when the child is too warmly wrapped up, and is sitting in area with poor ventilation. To prevent this annoying itchy rash from happening, be sure to cover your child with breathable layers of clothing. But make sure they keep your child warm.
A milder version of frostbite, frost-nip, is caused when the skin is exposed to and is affected by the drop in temperature - mostly on your little piglet's toes and tiny fingers.
Always be sure to cover your baby's feet, hands and head with mittens, socks, shoes and a hat especially when you decide to go out.
Boost the immune system
In order for potency, during winter it is encouraged that mom's stock up on omega-3 saturated salmon, antioxidant rich blueberries, and vitamin-C packed fruits and veggies in their child's diet will help reduce the wear and tear of the skin.
The Cradle Cap Condition
A very common condition that happens due to cradle caps is a flaky scalp. When the oil glands overwork they cause a yellowish, greasy scalp. Not to worry, all you have to do is use olive oil on your child's scalp and carefully brush them before shampooing.
It's Bath time
Extreme dry, itchy skin can cause your child to have eczema. This usually happens when the child's skin is not protected from the harsh weather with moisturizers or lotions.
Exposing your child's skin to water twice a day hydrates the skin. Use non-soap cleansers and avoid the use of shampoos, as well as soaps that contain fragrance or alcohol, and give your child a bath with warm water. Within two minutes of getting your child out off the tub, apply a moisturizer to seal in the water.
Well, there you have it, 7 ways to winterizing your child.
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