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Spring Skincare Tips for Your Baby by Dr. Tim Clayton


Dr. Tim Clayton



As we say goodbye to winter's chill and embrace the warmth of spring, many families eagerly prepare for outdoor adventures with their little ones. However, the transition in seasons brings about unique challenges for your baby's delicate skin. Let's explore some essential tips to ensure a smooth journey from winter to summer for our precious babies.

Understanding and Managing Heat Rash


Babies' skin is exceptionally sensitive to weather changes, making them prone to conditions like heat rash as the spring temperatures rise. Heat rashes occur due to underdeveloped sweat glands, leading to blocked pores and trapped sweat beneath the skin's surface. These rashes often manifest as red spots or discolouration in areas prone to moisture buildup, such as the neck, underarms, elbows, and nappy area.
Managing heat rash involves a proactive approach to keep your baby comfortable:


    - Opt for light, breathable clothing made from natural fabrics like cotton to promote air circulation and prevent overheating.


      - Avoid covering the pram with a muslin swaddle in hot weather, as it can reduce airflow and increase internal temperatures, leading to discomfort and potential health risks.


      - Provide cool baths and use cool flannels to lower your baby's body temperature and alleviate heat rash symptoms.


      - Use gentle, all-natural baby skincare products like Ovée Baby & Child Moisturising Cream to maintain skin moisture and reduce skin irritations.


      - Ensure thorough drying after bathing, paying attention to skin folds where moisture can accumulate and contribute to heat rashes.


      - Prevent scratching by keeping your baby's nails trimmed




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        Sun Protection for Your Little One

        While enjoying outdoor activities with your baby, it's crucial to safeguard their skin from the sun's harmful UV rays, especially considering their limited melanin production for sun protection. Here are some sun protection measures to follow:


          - Dress your baby in protective clothing, including a wide-brimmed hat, and avoid sun exposure during peak hours.


          - Seek shade whenever possible and ensure hydration with breastmilk, formula, or water for babies over six months.


          - Refrain from using sunscreen on babies under six months old due to their sensitive skin.


          - In case of sunburn, apply cold compresses, increase fluid intake, and use Ovée Baby & Child Moisturising Cream to moisturise and soothe the affected area.



          Remember, monitoring your baby's comfort and skin condition is paramount during warmer seasons. If you notice signs of discomfort or persistent heat rash, consult a healthcare professional for personalised guidance.
          Wishing you and your little one a delightful spring filled with joyous moments and healthy, radiant skin!


          Warm Regards, Dr. Tim Clayton

          Co-founder & Paediatric Dermatologist Ovée Skin Health

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