the dry and windy winter is a severe test for many babies. Many babies with delicate skin are prone to chapped and dry faces, so do you know why baby faces like chapped in winter? How to prevent baby plateau red in winter?
The first way to know the cause
The weather gradually into the cold, winter has unconsciously entered our lives. The baby's skin is very fragile, the little face is often frozen one by one, sometimes bleeding, which is so heartbreaking. However, to solve it, we need to know. Now Xiaobian explains why baby's face is easy to be red and chapped in winter!
No 1: thin and tender skin
We all say that the baby's skin is delicate, which is also true. The thickness of the baby's skin is only 1 / 3 of that of adults, so any stimulation may cause discomfort to the baby's skin, such as climate change, clothing thickness and material change, etc., which will cause skin injury to the baby.
No 2: less sebum secretion
The total sebum content of the newborn baby is very close to that of the adult, but due to the small amount of sebum secretion, the total sebum content of the baby drops rapidly after birth, which is related to the small amount of sweat glands of the baby and the absence of sebum secretion particles in the cells. By one month of birth, the total sebum content has been reduced to 20% of the original, and the original 'protective cover' gradually disappears, so it is easy to become dry and rough.
No 3: large water demand
The skin water content of infants is higher than that of adults. The skin water content of newborns is 74.5%, infants 69.4%, and adults only 64%. However, although the baby's skin has a strong ability to absorb external water, due to the imperfect barrier function (thin cuticle, less sebum), the water evaporates quickly, so it is easier to dry, and more water is needed.
Moreover, the baby's sweat pore density is high, and it is particularly active, which causes the baby's water evaporation in the body, and the demand for water is more. If the water is not replenished in time, the baby's skin is prone to condition.
No 4: climate, environment and other external factors change
The baby's skin is soft and tender, with low resistance and poor adaptability and adjustment to external temperature. In winter, the precipitation is reduced, the sun is strong, and the air is not as humid as in summer. In addition, the baby's skin regulation and resistance are weak. Therefore, dryness has become a common phenomenon of the baby's skin.
How to prevent baby's face from chapping in winter?
First, every time you wash your baby's face, don't be afraid of trouble. You must apply moisturizer to your baby. If the baby often dribbles, it will make the skin around the mouth red. You should help the baby clean his cheek and then apply moisturizer. Vaseline and children's cream are popular with mothers.
Second, lips are the most delicate part of babies. If you find that the baby's lips are dry and cracked, you can first apply a hot and wet towel to your baby's lips, so that the lips can absorb water fully, then apply some lip balm or sesame oil. In winter, we should pay attention to drinking warm boiled water for our baby, and we can also properly supplement vitamin B2 and vitamin C. If you see your baby licking his lips frequently, parents should stop it in time to prevent the lips from drying more severely.
Third, if you find your baby's hands are chapped, you should soak them in warm water (a little hotter) for a few minutes, wait for the chapped skin on your baby's hands to soften, then wash the dirt on your baby's hands with non irritating soap, dry your hands and apply hand cream. It's OK to apply more. In addition, when there is water on the baby's hand, it is necessary to wipe it clean before going out. Besides, it is necessary to wipe on hand cream, wear gloves, etc. to prevent chapping.
Fourth, the baby's tears and saliva should be dried in time. If there is still water on the baby's body, and the baby's skin is often on the frozen water, this will make the baby's hand frostbite more likely. And the baby is a crying tank, hungry to cry, want to sleep to cry, wake up to cry, not happy to cry, but also often drool. Therefore, the mother must always pay attention to the baby, as soon as possible to the eye water, saliva, snot and so on to wipe clean.
Fifthly, give your baby more foods rich in vitamin A, because when the human body lacks vitamin A, the skin will become dry, so eggs, pig liver, cod liver oil, soybeans, peanuts and other foods are the best choice.
Sixth, in winter, bathing for the baby can not be too frequent, the water can not be too hot, to use a special bath or nothing. After taking a bath, you can rub some oil to keep wet. When playing outside, pay attention to wearing gloves for the baby to avoid the stimulation of cold air.
Seventh, the baby easily frozen parts, such as hands and feet, ears, cheeks, to often massage for him, to enhance local blood circulation. If you want to go out for a long time, your parents can massage your baby for 5-10 minutes to promote blood circulation for those vulnerable parts, such as hands, feet, ears and cheeks.
Eighth, if the weather is dry and serious, environmental protection is also a very important way! If the baby's skin is unbearable and has been in a red state, then you need to ensure that the baby is warm enough, use the humidifier indoors, or often wipe the ground with a wet cloth and other methods to humidify.