Friday, 3 February 2012

Skin Care Tips for Toddlers

Toddlers have a very sensitive and soft skin. It is less resistant to bacteria and harmful substances in the atmosphere. Mothers need to be very careful when dealing with toddlers skin care. Effort should be made to keep their skin moisturized, in order to maintain smoothness of the skin. Care should be taken to prevent skin damage due to usage of harsh products that are available in the market.

Take a look at some of the skin care tips for toddlers-

• It is always advisable to massage the skin of the baby with oil before giving bath.  Oiling is important to keep the skin moisturized as soaps tend to make the skin dry and can also lead to skin rashes. While choosing soap, be sure to pick one which has natural oils. Such soaps don’t dry the skin and maintain skin care too. While applying soap, avoid contact with the eyes and mouth.

• A quick coat of after-bath cream is vital. Dry skin can make your baby feel itchy and uncomfortable and can also lead to inflamed skin that may become prone to infections. 

• Maintain hygiene and take proper care. Wash baby’s towel on everyday basis and keep it clean. 

• Apply required amount of powder near the diaper lines to avoid rashes due to diapers.

• In cases of bruises on toddler skin, first wash the area with a clean cotton cloth, and then apply ointment over it.  Cover with a band aid to prevent the toddler from touching it.

• Prefer dressing the baby with cotton clothes as they are skin friendly and absorbs sweat. Wash them in hot water to maintain the hygiene.

• Provide child right amount of exposure in sun as it can supply vitamin D but excessive exposure can tan the skin tone.

• Majorly toddlers face diaper rash it occurs due to skin irritation that develops in the diaper-covered region.  The best treatment is simple cleansing with water and soft cloths as it tends to lessen irritation to the injured skin. Frequent application of one of the many diaper-area ointments containing either petroleum jelly (Vaseline) or zinc oxide (Desitin) also helps. 

• In case of eczema in toddlers, which is a very common skin trouble in babies and small children, you can apply source moisturizers that are rich in lanolin or contain aloe vera. It helps in reducing swelling, inflammation and hydrating the affected area. Also, make sure that baby is bathed in lukewarm water and well moisturized after the bath.

1 comment:

  1. Before the invention of this product, mothers used to keep cloth or cotton homemade nappies for the babies.

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