One thing that makes us crazy about babies is their smooth, velvety skin. I remember using every minutiae of my willpower just to prevent myself from biting almost all of Raviv—his cheeks, his hands, and even the supposedly icky places like toes and, yes, his bum!
Raviv at 6 months old…you get what I mean now?
However, things can take a disparate turn when our baby’s skin develops rashes and allergies. A simple rash is very visible. Worse, babies would feel very uncomfortable. They might start scratching and before you know it, the circumference of your little bundle of joy’s rash has already ballooned plus you have an irritable crybaby pa! Suffice it to say, taking care of our babies’ skin—especially those with sensitive skin—is a major (and should be!) a major concern! It’s so unlike our own skin because a baby’s skin is thinner than an adult’s skin. It’s definitely more delicate and more sensitive, so it’s important you take extra precautions to protect your baby’s skin.
Here are some tips to ensure your baby’s skin is velvety smooth all the time:
1. Use products that do not irritate baby’s skin.
Be more discerning about products you use on your baby, such as soaps, detergents, and diapers. Soaps and detergents may contain harsh ingredients that can irritate baby’s skin. Opt for gentle cleansers and detergents which are hypoallergenic and will not cause your baby’s skin allergies. To know which skin product is best to use on your baby, you could do a simple skin test on your arm. Products that are too harsh for your skin may cause redness or even tingling, causing even more irritation on baby’s skin.
2. Choose soft clothing.
Consider the materials your baby’s clothes are made of. I learned this lesson early. I remember being in a mall and seeing fasyon baby clothes that were cheap. As expected, I hoarded. But when I made Raviv wear them, I regretted it immediately. Clothes come in direct contact with their skin, and these clothes were really rough on Raviv’s soft skin. I could not subject my son to such torture—I really felt that the rough texture would rub and might wound my son’s skin. So from then on, I only bought clothes with a soft, smooth material such as 100% cotton instead of other fabrics that can chafe and mark on a baby’s extra-sensitive skin.
3. Keep out of the sun.
As much as possible, avoid leaving the house with your baby during peak hours, 10AM to 4PM, as this is when the sun can get ultra-hot. Harmful UV rays will not only darken baby’s skin, but possibly result to dryness, blemishes and even worse, sunburns which can turn into blisters.
4. Use a diaper that has 5-star skin protection.
Your baby’s bottom is even more sensitive than skin on other parts of his body because it is exposed to pee and poo every day. Prolonged wetness on baby’s skin makes his skin prone to irritation, causing diaper rashes and other allergies. It is so important to use a good quality diaper that will make sure the skin on baby’s bottom is protected every day, even if it is exposed to continued wetness.
Pampers Active Baby has been tried and tested by the Smart Parenting Best For Baby Awards panel to be the best disposable diaper in the market, besting other disposable diapers on essential diaper features such as absorbency, dryness, comfortable fit and skin protection. Learn more about the test results here.
To know more about Pampers Active Baby’s 5 Star skin protection, visit their official website: http://www.pampers.ph/pampers-active-baby-diapers
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