As the temperatures climb, keeping your baby's skin safe and healthy is more important than ever. This summer is likely to break some temperature records, and no one wants to be stuckinside all summer - even your baby! Check out these tips from BabySpa, a Parenthood.com Pick, to keep your beach baby happy, safe, and comfortable.
1. During the hot summer months it is important to keep your little one comfortable and their skin refreshed and hydrated. To avoid dry patches and irritation, apply a light hydrating body lotion daily, after each bath and once more during the day.
2. Always apply sunscreen (SPF 30 or higher) to your baby's skin about 15 to 30 minutes before going outside. Reapply every couple of hours, especially with toddlers at the pool or the beach.
3. Heat rash, identified by red pimply bumps, is a common summer baby skin condition caused by exposure to heat and humidity. To relieve the discomfort and irritation caused by this condition it is important to keep your baby's skin cool and avoid hot environments. Give your baby a lukewarm bath with a soap-free, gentle body wash and let the air dry their skin.
4. Long exposure to the sun may cause skin to become red and irritated. To naturally heal and relieve discomfort, apply a light, water-based lotion free of petroleum over the affected area. For red sunburnt cheeks, apply BabySpa's Soothing Face Cream, rich in therapeutic botanicals especially blended to soothe and restore the skin's natural balance. For severe sunburns contact your baby's pediatrician.