Protect baby from wintertime dryness and the common cold
(NC) Goodbye sunscreen and floppy hats, hello mittens and coats. For your baby, wintertime means snow, holidays, and other firsts – although it also can also mean dry skin, runny noses, and common colds. With a little foresight and the following tips, you can maintain your baby's health and focus on having fun this season:
Use Bath Time to Soothe Fussy Babies
First, accept a simple fact: no matter how many layers you pile on, your child will eventually get the sniffles. Like most grownups, babies get fussy when they get stuffed noses, congested chests, and sore throats, but don't panic - there are many things you can do to help comfort him or her. Warm baths are a tried-and-true way to comfort a fussy baby and specially formulated products can help. Johnson's Baby Soothing Vapour Bath is enriched with eucalyptus, rosemary and menthol, which are known for their aromatherapy benefits. The vapours offer comfort when poured into a warm bath and the formula is dermatologist-tested, soap-free, clinically proven to be mild, and won't dry out your little one's sensitive skin.
In the winter, exposure to indoor heat intensifies congestion and irritates skin. By setting up a humidifier in your child's room, you can make sure that he or she breathes easily. When used in combination with a moisturizer, a humidifier will also keep baby skin soft and glowing. A cool mist is preferred to a warm one for baby and young children to avoid potential burns if curious fingers get too close. Cool mist humidifiers are often more cost effective as well, as you're not paying for the heating element.
As the weather begins to cool down it can play havoc with even the most resilient skin, severely drying it out. As soft as it may feel, your baby's skin loses moisture nearly two times faster than yours, so it needs special attention. To combat dryness before it begins, consider deep-hydrating solutions like Johnson's Intense Moisture Baby Cream, which immediately starts working to provide relief and locks moisture in for 24 hours, so your baby's skin is protected. Gentle baby massage is one way to incorporate moisturizing into your daily routine, while deepening the bond between you and your baby.
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