As parents, you want your baby to be happy and comfortable at all times and go to great lengths to ensure this. However, as the harsh summer approaches, your baby’s delicate skin needs extra care. Scorching summer heat, excessive sweat & harmful UV rays damage your baby’s delicate skin leading to rashes, irritated skin & redness. This makes hot summer months a challenge to get happy baby skin.
If you’re wondering, what’s the best way to take care of your baby’s skin, here is a list of summer skincare must-haves to keep your baby’s skin happy & healthy.
6 summer skincare essentials to protect your baby’s skin
Dust and dirt coupled with sweat can irritate your baby’s skin. This makes it essential to keep your baby’s skin clean. Using regular soap-based body washes can dry their delicate skin and may also contain harmful chemicals. Instead, choose Soap-Free, Tear-Free cleanser for your baby’s delicate skin like The Moms Co. Natural Baby Wash. Packed with mild Coconut-based cleansers and natural oils like Avocado Oil, Organic Chamomile Oil, and Organic Aloe Vera gel, it gently cleans and nourishes the skin.
2. NaturalBaby Shampoo
Regular shampoos can be harsh & strip your baby’s hair of its natural moisture. For your baby’s hair and scalp, use a gentle, tear-free baby shampoo that doesn’t have harsh ingredients such as sulphates and artificial fragrances. Choose The Moms Co.’s Natural Baby Shampoo that has gentle Coconut-based cleansers along with Organic Argan and Moringa Seed oils that clean the scalp and moisturise & strengthen baby hair.
3. NaturalBaby Powder
Harsh summers lead to sweating which causes rashes making the baby uncomfortable. Applying a natural, talc-free baby powder benefits them as the baby powder quickly absorbs moisture and keeps the skin dry. The Moms Co. Natural Talc-Free Baby Powder is a Cornstarch-based powder that absorbs moisture keeping those chubby folds dry without the use of harmful talc while oils like Organic Chamomile, Calendula, and Jojoba soothe & moisturize baby’s skin.
Baby’s skin is thinner than adult skin, contains less melanin and so is more prone to sunburns. It is recommended to use baby sunscreen for babies above the age of 6 months. Apply a mineral sunscreen to protect your baby’s sensitive skin from the harsh sun rays. Pick the Moms Co. Natural Sunscreen that is mineral-based, made with naturally occurring minerals such as Titanium Dioxide & Zinc Oxide which form a barrier on the skin that reflects harmful UV rays. It is water-resistant and SPF 50+, making it great for the little swimmers.
If your baby is younger than 6 months then you can reduce their exposure by dressing them in long-sleeved cotton clothes, long pants and dresses, and a wide-brimmed hat. You can also use an umbrella or sunshades on the windows of the car.
5. NaturalDiaper Rash Cream
The extra sweating during the hot summer months makes the diaper area prone to rashes and irritation. Make sure to frequently change soiled diapers and try to give enough diaper-free time to your baby. Keep your little one’s bottom as dry as possible and use a diaper rash cream with ingredients such as Zinc Oxide that can help prevent irritation and rashes. Enriched with Zinc Oxide, Organic Chamomile Oil, and Hydrolyzed Wheat Protein, The Moms Co. Natural Diaper Rash helps prevent and soothe rashes.
6. NaturalBaby Wipes
When outdoors, baby wipes come in handy to clean your baby of sweat & dust and keep them cool. Pick The Moms Co. Natural 99% Water Baby Wipes that are created with 99% water to feel as soft as cotton on your little one’s delicate skin. With ingredients like Aloe Vera, Calendula, Allantoin & Vitamin E, it gently cleans while moisturizing & soothing baby’s skin.