6 Winter Care Tips for Babies

6 Winter Care Tips for Babies

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Your baby’s sensitive skin needs protection from the harshness of winter.

The cold weather can aggravate skin conditions like cradle cap and eczema and rob moisture from baby’s skin.

Proper nourishment and care can protect your baby’s skin from becoming dry and flaky. Pamper your baby from head to toe with a baby care product range specially crafted to offer gentle care during winter.

Ensure that your baby’s delicate skin stays nourished with these simple winter care tips.

Winter Care Tips for Babies

1. Snuggle up in warm mittens, caps, and sweaters

This is the time when you can enjoy the adorable moments of your baby peeping from under fluffy winter accessories.

Wrap her in 2-3 layers of warm clothes, depending on the weather. However, check to ensure that she is not feeling too warm by placing your hand on her skin inside the layers of clothes.

2. Relax and rejuvenate with a massage

An oil massage is a good way to improve blood circulation and build baby’s muscle with some gentle exercise.

It is a great way to strengthen your bond with your baby. It also improves overall well-being and puts baby in a happy mood.

Ensure that you warm the oil slightly and check it with your finger before applying on baby’s body.

Massage your baby in a warm room, with the doors and windows shut tight.

Massaging regularly keeps baby’s skin hydrated by helping it better absorb moisture.

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3. Give baby a soothing warm bath

A warm bath before bed is a great way to help your baby sleep better on cold winter nights.

Remember that lukewarm water is ideal for baby’s delicate skin, as hot water can strip the moisture off her skin and leave it dry.

Just a quick 5-minute bath is all your baby needs. You can turn bathing into a happy experience by dropping some rubber toys into your baby’s bathtub.

4. Apply moisturizer onto your baby’s skin

Immediately following a bath, apply a thick layer of baby cream or lotion onto your baby’s skin to ensure better absorption.

If she has a dry skin condition like eczema, her skin will need frequent moisture.

Use a baby cream or lotion containing naturally nourishing ingredients such as Olive Oil and Almond Oil to prevent the skin from chapping.

5. Check diaper and diaper rashes

If your baby is wearing a diaper of the right size, you can avoid the rashes that come from too tight diapers.

If you know the diaper needs to be changed, do it immediately.

Oh yes, do let your baby be naked to air the bottom. And don’t forget the diaper rash cream after bathing to protect baby’s skin from wetness.

6. Nothing works better than a cuddle!

Your baby’s body temperature can be regulated with your body’s warmth. If she is too cold, you could warm her up by hugging her close to your body.

Cuddling your baby will have a positive impact on her emotional well-being. Hugging is a warm expression of your affection and releases the happiness hormone, oxytocin.

Alternatively, if your baby is just a few months old, you can swaddle her to protect her from the cold weather.


It is advisable to use doctor-recommended hypoallergenic products that are gentle and safe on your baby’s skin.

During bath time, nourish her skin with a natural baby soap infused with Honey and Milk.

Post bath, condition her skin with a cream or body lotion that has natural ingredients and is free from SLS and parabens. Your baby’s wellness starts with products containing natural ingredients.

So the next time you are wondering how to keep your baby's skin moisturized during winter, check out our extra moisturizing baby soap, baby lotion, and baby wash

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