How to protect your baby’s skin in summer

How to protect your baby’s skin in summer

Babies’ skin is much more vulnerable than adult skin, and sunburn caused by
prolonged exposure to the sun can result in skin cancer later in life. Children under the age
of six months should be kept out of overt sunshine and we’re going to help you with a few
tips to make sure you’re able to do this.

1. Be intentional with shade
The best way to protect your baby from the sun is to keep him or her in the shade,
particularly if he or she is under six months old. Keep your child as long as necessary in the
shade, and if you can’t find any, make your own with a hooded hat, blanket, or the hood of a
stroller.

Despite taking extra precautions such as using sun cream, due to the sensitivity of a child’s
skin, direct exposure to the sun can still affect their skin more harshly as opposed to adult
skin.

2. Maintain skin temperature
Since their sweat glands are already growing and are thus very vulnerable, babies are
susceptible to overheating during the summer months.
Every day, give them a quick (five to ten minute) lukewarm bath to keep them calm and
clean.

The temperature of the water should be between lukewarm and cool. Before bathing your
infant, always check the temperature of the water. When washing your infant, pay careful
attention to the collar, armpits, and all folds in his or her clothing. After that, make sure your
baby is completely dry.

 

3. Avoid synthetic ingredients, instead opting for natural and gentle extracts.

If your babies’ skin suffers from dry areas, use items designed specifically for sensitive skin. For more options look here
Make sure your child is dressed in just cotton, breathable clothing. Synthetic clothing can
make your baby feel uncomfortable and cause skin irritation.

 

4. Look out for signs of dehydration
Whether your child has been vomiting (not only coughing up tiny quantities of milk), has
diarrhea, or has been otherwise sick, or whether you’ve been outdoors in extreme weather
over an extended period of time, keep an eye out for symptoms of dehydration.
Avoid letting your baby get dehydrated. Despite the fact that your infant does not sweat, he
or she lacks fluids. A baby who is dehydrated may have rapid breathing, restlessness, warm
skin, and a flushed face.

5. Use a suitable baby powder

Talcum powder has been known to cause rashes in some infants and it is also comedogenic (blocks the pores and prevents natural skin function). This is why we’ve produced a talc-free baby powder, created with Zea mays starch – a natural, biodegradable, sustainable and non irritating alternative.

 

Top tip! It is also great for getting sand off your little one’s toes.

 

 

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