Protect Tender Skin in Cool Weather: Natural Baby Products That Work!

December 28, 2013
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Cuddles from her daugherYour baby’s soft, perfect skin is extra sensitive, so take care to give it extra protection as the cold weather settles in for winter. Natural baby products like lotions, moisturizers and bath washes can help protect your infant’s skin using only the safest, most effective ingredients—ingredients you can feel good about!

Natural Ingredients that Protect Tender Skin in Cool Weather

Shea Butter
Vitamin A-packed shea butter is derived from the seed of the African Shea tree and is known for nourishing properties and ability to treat skin allergies, insect bites, sunburns and a number of other skin conditions. Shea butter absorbs rapidly into the skin, boosting the soothing and healing properties of a skin care product like body lotion. Look for it in Burt’s Bees Baby Bee Nourishing Lotion and help protect and heal baby’s skin during the harsh winter months.

Coconut Oil
It seems like coconut is everywhere these days—and with good reason! Research suggests that among the many benefits of almighty coconut oil is its ability to serve as an antiviral and antibacterial agent that can even help fight off diaper rash, which is quite common in infants. Fast-absorbing coconut oil will help keep your baby’s skin moisturized and protected, and is safe to use with cloth diapers. Don’t be surprised the first time you use coconut oil; this natural oil actually begins as a solid, quickly melting into a soothing liquid as you smooth it onto your baby’s skin. Look for it from brands such as Nature’s Way or Jarrow Formulas.

Oats
Not only are the proteins in oatmeal a tasty way to start your day, they can also soothe skin from the itchy and painful effects of eczema or diaper rash. Dry skin often has a high pH level, and oats have the ability to neutralize the pH level, providing relief from dry skin irritation. With colloidal oatmeal as a main ingredient, Babo Botanicals’ Moisturizing Baby Lotion is a wonderful product to nourish and soothe sensitive baby skin.

In addition to using natural baby products, there are a variety of other ways to ensure that your baby’s skin does not get too dry during the cold winter season. Avoid bathing your baby every day, as daily baths can make skin problems worse. Always wash your baby’s new clothes in a gentle detergent before wearing. Opt to use wet wash cloths as baby wipes rather than pre-packaged wipes, which can contain ingredients that irritate sensitive skin.

Give your baby the gift of soft, moisturized skin this winter with these natural strategies and products!

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