Summer Ready Tips for Baby Skin
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As you sensory play in sandy beaches by day and discover lightning bugs in the woods at dusk, we want you to feel confident in your baby’s skincare this season. There will be times where irritations on the skin will occur due to the summer elements. Have no fear! You can easily develop the awareness to identify skin irritations, remedy them, and focus on having the best summer ever.
Exposure to the Elements
oogie solutions doesn’t just offer you a booger tool - our newest product is the gift that keeps on giving. The oogie nosebalm aids in preventative skincare as well as aftercare for your baby. The nosebalm keeps skin nourished throughout the summer and soothes skin irritation discomfort that arises as your baby is exposed to the summer elements such as:
harsh sun rays
exposure to poisonous plants
exposure to mosquitoes
If your baby has a skin irritation on their body, the first thing to remember is to not panic. A baby has incredibly sensitive skin as it is and no matter in rain, snow, sleet, or shine, anything can irritate a baby’s skin at any time - please know that this is normal.
After understanding that whatever is going on with your baby’s skin is normal, you can self-assuredly, proceed to whip out your magnifying glass and start the detective work! It is time to identify the problem.
Identifying the Problem
What is happening on your baby’s skin? You have to label the problem in order to find a solution. Here are some skin irritations to keep an eye out for this summer:
Chafing - Chafing happens from repetitive friction and usually appears on baby’s thighs, glutes, and armpit areas. As parents know, this issue is not unique to summer but the summer months can produce more damaging effects from chafing due to the combination of a humid climate and prolonged sweating.
Diaper rash - Diaper rash often occurs when diapers are too tight or wet for a long period of time. It can also occur if your baby is allergic to specific brands of detergent, wipes, or the diaper itself. This kind of rash is not unique to summer but the hot months add a layer of complexity to diaper rash because of the elements of sweat and heat.
Mosquito bites - Mosquito bites appear after being your baby has been exposed outside for long periods of time in the outdoor areas where mosquitoes are prevalent. These bites can appear anywhere on baby depending on what parts of the skin were exposed.
Poison ivy - This skin irritation happens when you rub against or touch this plant. It can cause itching, swelling, and at times, a painful rash. Poison ivy can appear on any places on the skin exposed to the plant.
Sunburn - Caused by prolonged sun exposure, this summer skin irritation is arguably the most dangerous of the bunch due to the sensitivity of the baby’s skin in-comparison to the harshness of the sun. Sunburn can appear on any part of the body that has been exposed to the sun without sunscreen.
Remedy and Soothe
Now, it’s time to remedy. Prepare the skin for the summer months and soothe the skin as irritations begin to occur. Here are some tips to keep you informed and aware for your baby’s safety and comfort this summer.
- Chafing - To prevent chafing, apply nosebalm to areas on the skin that frequently rub together. This precaution will allow the skin to glide against each other without becoming irritated and chapped - no more chafing! If your baby already has chafed skin, gently bathe the area with water. The key here is to pat-dry thoroughly afterwards and to apply the nosebalm as needed.
- Diaper rash- Gently bathe the area with water. Similar to the chafing, you want to also pat-dry thoroughly afterwards and apply the nosebalm as needed.
- Mosquito bites - A good way to keep them away is to cover your baby in a net and/or long sleeves and pants. If your baby has mosquito bites, apply the nosebalm to calm the swelling and to soothe itching.
- Poison Ivy - If you notice this plant near your house, it would be ideal to simply remove it, therefore, removing the possibility of your baby coming in contact with it. If they have poison ivy, wash the skin with hypoallergenic soap and water immediately. Apply the nosebalm for relief from swelling and itching.
- Sunburn - It is recommended to keep infants out of direct sunlight during the first six months of life and for babies who are older, we recommend using a baby-safe sunscreen. For mild infant sunburn, apply a cool cloth to your baby's skin for 10-15 minutes a few times daily and apply the nosebalm for relief.
In any of these cases, if the skin irritation persists after several weeks, please contact your pediatrician for further instructions on how to resolve the ailment.
Safe and Effective Formulation
These summer months don’t have to be stressful for you and your little one. With these quick tips in mind, you won’t have to second guess what’s happening to your baby’s skin. Know that a baby’s skin is naturally sensitive and most likely will react to the outside elements of summer -and know that that’s okay.
We at oogie solutions ensure a safe and streamlined skincare routine and we created a product with a no-nonsense formula:
USDA certified organic
One-swipe easy applicator
- Lavender oil-supports relaxation
- Arrowroot powder-helps skin feel silky smooth throughout the day
- Comfrey root powder -promotes skin cell growth and relieves pain and inflammation
- Olive oil, Shea butter, and colloidal oatmeal -ensures a locked-in, luxurious moisture
Soothe and comfort your baby this summer so that you can get back to the things that really matter this season like bubble popping in the backyard and finger painting a masterpiece!
PRO TIP: If you want to stay ahead of boogers and earwax this summer, don't forget to check out the baby booger tool that started it all!