High up in the heavens is a huge treasure chest filled with many wondrous and sparkly precious stones. An angel gently wraps each precious stone and blows it down to earth, where it descends like an innocent little baby. Whether you believe this story or not, each little bundle of joy that enters this world is heaven-sent.
It is a pleasure to protect this little baby from heaven and to keep its soft skin safe, so here I have listed 5 ways to ensure complete protection of your baby’s skin.
Oodles of tenderness
When a baby feels safe certain feel-good hormones are secreted in its body, which naturally increases immunity. A strong immune system boosts the skin health of the baby. Skin-to-skin contact between the mother and child improves the secure feeling of the child. So pamper your child with lots of tender love and care. A child’s happiness and satisfaction translate into naturally healthy skin.
Careful use of fabrics
Organic fabrics are a great way to protect the skin of the baby. You can also go in for cotton that is soft, absorbent, and gentle on the baby’s skin.
The warm and fuzzy fleece will be your best bet when dressing your kid in layers. Bamboo is also gaining popularity; it has thermal regulating, hypo-allergenic and antibacterial properties. Bamboo fabrics can add variety to your kid’s wardrobe.
According to WHO recommendations, breastfeeding is sufficient for the baby’s first six months. From the sixth month, you can feed your baby healthy home-cooked food. Bananas, sweet potatoes, eggs, avocados, carrots, yogurt, cheese, chicken, citrus fruits, and peas can add variety to your kid’s diet. Fruits and veggies are heaped up with nourishing antioxidants, vitamins, and minerals, which pep up the health quotient of your baby’s skin and protect it.
You can massage your baby with virgin coconut oil; it improves blood circulation. After the bath, you can apply smooth and nonperfumed moisturizer. American Academy of Dermatology recommends avoiding sunscreen for babies younger than 6 months and keeping them in the shade. You can use sunscreen for babies above six months with an SPF of at least 30.
Preventing nappy rash
Keeping the diaper area free of rash is quite challenging; you should change diapers immediately when wet or soiled. For both of my kids, I used Pampers, which have a high absorbing capacity and keep the baby’s skin dry. Clean the diaper area with mild soapy water, and pat it dry; it would be great if the baby gets airy bottom for some time. Apply a thin layer of barrier cream before putting the fresh nappy. Now your baby is all clean and dry to explore his little world.
Your bundle of joy is a gift from heaven above, trusting that you will take care of it. So have fun with your baby and let the good times roll in.