If you think that giving daily bath is all about hygiene, you are wrong. You already do a lot of spot-cleaning for the baby such as wiping their face and neck…………. See more reasons as to why babies should have less baths during this cold season
We as parents wish only the best for our babies. We’re sure that as a new parent, you take care of many things – be it your child’s meals, their clothes, their sleep routine and most importantly, their cleansing rituals.
You will be surprised to know that there could be some differences between what you consider healthy and what really might be the case, and your baby’s bathing schedule is one of them.
You may think that a day-time shower along with a night- time bath before bed-time would be ideal to clean your baby’s body and to soothe him/her for a nice long sleep. But the truth is, you are probably being way too rough to the baby’s delicate skin.
Experts feel that bathing a baby just twice or thrice a week is enough and even bathing the baby just once a day is generally not recommended. During Cold Season, when the baby’s skin is particularly dry and vulnerable, you have to be extra careful
Your baby has thinner and more sensitive skin compared to yours. And according to skincare experts, there are a few reasons why you should refrain from giving your baby daily baths in the cold months. They are listed below:
- If you think that giving daily bath is all about hygiene, you are wrong. You already do a lot of spot-cleaning for the baby such as wiping their face and neck, washing their hands and toes, cleaning their nappy area and so on! Giving them a bath on top of all that only adds unnecessary exposure of their sensitive skin to warm water.
- In the winter months, the skin goes dry and frequent baths with warm water wash away the essential oils and natural moisture of the skin, thereby making it dry.
- Many times the bathing products contain harsh and harmful chemicals that may not be suitable to use on your baby’s skin every other day.
- Dry skin can result in complications such as eczema, skin patches, rashes, itching and flaking of skin. These problems are seen escalating in winters as compared to milder weather conditions.