A baby’s skin is thinner than an adults
and so it’s more likely to be damaged or at risk during the cold winter temperatures
and the blowing gusts of wind. As a result it’s very easy for babies to
develop chapped lips or dry, red, irritated skin.
This can happen quickly, even a quick run into the grocery store or into church.
If the temperatures are cold enough and the wind is blowing, a baby’s skin can be injured
in a matter of seconds. For dry, red, irritated skin or chapped lips
there are several good options for children. Vaseline is a perfect one or Aquaphor. That
can be placed on a baby’s lips several times a day if they are dry or cracked, and a lotion
that is non-scented and does not have a color to it are some of the best ones to use because
they will be less irritating to the skin. The best way to prevent winter skin problems
in babies is to first, try to keep the skin covered and protected from those elements,
such as the cold temperatures and the blowing gusts of wind.
Keeping hands and toes covered, having a baby wear a hat and layers will help to minimize
some of these problems.