We all love summer and the hot sun, which is so pleasantly warms us after a cold winter. And I want more time to spend outside, enjoying such a beautiful weather. However, not everything is as rosy as it looks. Sometimes the sun can cause significant damage to our skin. And, first of all, it concerns the sensitive skin of your baby.
There are a few rules for the care of children's skin in the summer.
The skin of babies is very delicate and thin, it can easily “burn” in the sun. Certainly, each of us from his personal experience, he knows that these feelings, to put it mildly, not very pleasant. It should also be noted that such “bad” tan received in childhood, several times increases the risk of developing malignant melanoma (a deadly form of skin cancer) in the future.
Therefore your little one's skin requires special care.
What can you do?
First of all, on the burnt area of skin should apply a cold, wet towel. Leave it on for 10 to 15 minutes. This procedure should be performed three to four times per day, until it improves. After this, the skin must calm down, causing her gel with aloe Vera or soft hypoallergenic cream.
When it comes to skin care in the summer, you can do a lot to save your child from burns. For example, put on his hat or a hat with a wide brim, light clothes made of cotton. Do not walk on the street too long. Duration should be 15 - 30 minutes. Before going outside, apply on the baby's skin sunscreen (SPF above 30). Very young children (under six months) wear light clothing with long sleeves.
The rash on the body (poticy) is a very common problem among kids. Prickly heat can be delivered to your child a lot of trouble, as it causes itching and discomfort.
How to treat prickly heat?
Dip the baby in a warm bath. Use a mild soap and body lotion, which can block pores.
To prevent poticy, don't “coddle” your baby. Put him loose, light clothing.
Although most insect bites are harmless, your baby may experience itching.
In order to alleviate his condition, wash the bite with soap and water. Then place a cold wet towel. This will help to ease the pain and remove the tumor. However, if you notice signs of an allergic reaction (eg, severe pain, swelling, difficulty breathing, etc), call the pediatrician as soon as possible.