8 Skin Care Essentials Your Baby Needs This Summer

Written by Kalpana M • 
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Summers are dreadful. They are really scary especially when you have an infant at home as the heat can have drastic effects on your baby’s body and skin alike if you don’t take special care.

To keep his body cool, you need to keep him hydrated through breast milk if he is less than six months old, and with water and fruit juices if he is older than that age. Make him wear loose cotton clothes, and make sure that his room has enough air circulation. Avoid taking him out in the hot sun, and if you have to take him, cover the little one properly from head to toe.

However, your effort can’t end there. His skin needs all the care that you can give. Here is a list of skin care essentials that will help you gear up for the summer :

1. Bathe twice a day:

You would want to bathe your baby twice a day during summer. That means his skin will lose moisture twice the normal amount. His skin will become dry and patchy, creating trouble. But can you leave him sweaty and uneasy without giving a bath? No.

So, the solution is to use a soap that not only retains the existing moisture but also enhances it. Baby Dove’s Rich Moisture Baby Bar and Sensitive Moisture Baby Bar are a perfect choice as one-fourth of the bar contains moisturising cream. They are gentle and leave the skin soft and smooth. They also help replenish the nutrients lost during the bath and that too in just a matter of a few seconds. These baby bars are hypoallergenic, which means they fight any unnecessary allergies your baby might succumb to. Baby Dove’s Baby Bar is dermatologist and pediatrician tested making it safe for your little one’s skin.

So, you can be rest assured you’re doing the best for your baby’s skin.

2. Moisturize the baby:

The air is usually dry during summer, making your baby’s skin dry. Moreover, the skin also loses natural oils while bathing. So, it’s important to keep your baby’s skin moisturised with a good moisturiser that can keep his skin soft, smooth, and hydrated.

Apply Baby Dove’s Rich Moisture Baby Lotion after a nice warm bath. The baby lotion contains superior mosturization leaving your baby’s skin extra soft and delicately scented. It also contains a pH neutral formula respecting skin’s natural pH balance.

3. Apply sunscreen when going out:

When you are stepping out with your baby, do not forget to use a sunscreen that your doctor recommends for your baby. The gentle skin needs protection from the harmful sun rays.

4. Shampoo frequently:

You might want to wash your baby’s hair frequently in summer to keep it clean from dust and sweat. As there is a risk of making his hair dry and coarse, you need to use a mild shampoo that gently cleanses and nourishes your baby’s scalp. Ensure that the shampoo you use is 100% tear free and safe for your baby’s use.

5. Baby wipes:

Washing your baby’s bum each time he poops can leave his skin dry. So, use hypoallergenic Baby Dove Rich Moisture Baby Wipes that instantly moisturise and are as gentle as water. The wipes will keep your baby’s delicate skin soft and clean. Besides, they do not cause any irritation as they are alcohol-free, leaving your baby’s skin clean and comfortable. Its safety tested formula will naturally suit your baby’s needs. Baby Dove’s baby wipes can be used right from the day your baby is born.

It comes in an easy-to-use pack that stays fresh once opened, so the last wipe is as fresh as the first.

5. Diaper rash cream:

Wearing diapers during summer can be irritating for the babies due to the heat and sweat. They also develop diaper rash. So don’t forget to apply the diaper rash cream before you slip your baby into his diaper.

Baby Dove’s Rich Moisture Diaper Rash Cream protects your baby’s delicate skin preventing redness and irritation. It is specially formulated to spread and wipe off easily. Hypoallergenic and suitable for daily use, it’s developed with your baby’s beautiful skin in mind. Baby Dove Rich Moisture Diaper Rash Cream will leave your baby’s bottom soft and rash free. It forms a protective layer that shields baby’s delicate skin from the causes of irritation and ensures he stays happy and carefree.

7. Massaging oils:

Massaging your baby during summer can irritate your baby’s skin, so avoid if you can. But if you want to massage, then opt for a dry massage using olive oil or coconut oil. Wash thoroughly after the massage.

8. Do not use talcum powder:

Using a talcum powder is not a good idea after a bath because applying powder on moist skin can layer up causing discomfort and irritation. If you are using prickly heat powder, use it in small quantity so that he doesn’t breathe in the powder.

Summer is a delicate time for babies. They require all the care that you can give. Therefore, plan in advance, and brace up for the hot days.

Baby Dove’s range of baby products comes handy in here to help you with your baby’s skin care this summer. You can get to know more about these products or even buy the Baby Dove products here.

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