5 easy summer skincare tips for your baby

Summer means more sun, more fun and lots of time by the poolside, but when you've got toddlers and babies by your side, you’ve got to be extra careful about them and their skincare. While you slather on tanning and sunscreen lotions on yourself, choosing the right baby skincare products in summer is a difficult task.

That being said, the good thing about summer is that it brings amazing memories for a lifetime for you and your baby, and the not-so-good thing is that it comes with baby’s skincare problems like heat rash, sunburn, and skin irritation. But fret not, we're here for you to help you keep their gentle skin loved and cared for with these absolutely easy summer baby skincare tips:

#1 Say yes to comfy cotton baby wear

We know summer is that time of the year when you want to dress your cute little one in adorable swimsuits and totally show off their chubby arms and knees. But with the harsh sun out, it’s better to avoid synthetic or polyester wear and go for cool and comfy cotton wear for your baby. Make sure your baby wears light-coloured cotton fabric as it ensures breathability, protects skin, and provides sufficient air circulation to avoid skin woes.

#2 Foam hats and bubbly baths

Just like how you enjoy a good refreshing shower during the summer, your baby’s skin will love to have a good bubbly bath too! This doesn’t necessarily mean you need to bathe your baby often, but frequent baths would help to cool them down. For less messy moments and more bubbly baths, we suggest you use Baby Dove Rich Moisture Bathing Bar or Wash to soothe baby’s skin. If you feel your baby doesn’t need a soapy bath, you can simply give them a sponge bath or a water bath too.

#3 Hydrate, don’t wait

Hydration is the holy grail for nourished baby skincare in summer. Wondering why? Well, your baby’s skin doesn’t sweat like you do, but they do lose out fluids through their skin. Don’t wait for rashes, or dryness to show on their skin; instead go for gentle skin hydration with moisturisers like Baby Dove Rich Moisture Baby Lotion, which is neither too creamy nor runny and has a mild fragrance to keep your baby’s skin well hydrated and cared for.

#4 Stay indoors as much as possible

This one has got to be the best thing you could do to keep your baby’s skin away from direct harmful rays. Make sure that you avoid stepping out during the heat wave or during peak heat hours i.e., from 11 to 3pm. During this time, the sun can damage and irritate their delicate skin. And if you must head out during these hours, always dress your baby in a hat with a wide brim, and always carry all baby essentials like diapers, wipes, soap, and lotion.

#5 Watch out for sunburns

Yes, sunburns are a thing for baby’s skin too, and you’d probably know from your personal experience on how bad it’s for your skin. So, when it comes to protecting your baby’s skin in summer, begin by choosing the right baby skincare products and stick to soft cotton clothing that covers their skin from direct sunlight. Most sunburns make the skin red and irritated and if you spot that, don’t worry, apply a cold, wet washcloth for 10 to 15 minutes, three-four times a day, and it will slowly calm down but if it further persists, do visit a pediatrician for the right care.

Now that you know all things to keep your little one’s skin safe and protected from the sun, we hope you choose the right baby skincare products and have an awesome summer ahead!