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Spring is here! While I love the Spring, it does mean more exposure to allergens and the sun for parents and their babies. This is why it is important to keep both our skin and our babies skin protected during these months.
I wanted to share with you some great tips on protecting your baby’s skin brought to you by Dreft and Dr. Dyan Hes, who is the Medical Director of Gramercy Pediatrics. She was named one of New York’s Top Doctors of 2011, 2012, 2013, 2014, and 2015 by Castle and Connolly so she really knows her stuff! Plus keep reading to learn how you can attend an informative Twitter party and enter to win a Dreft Prize pack below as well!
Dr. Hes Tips: Protecting Baby’s Sensitive Skin during Spring Allergy Season
1. Shade the sun: The long-awaited spring season means increased outdoor time for parents and
their babies. When heading outside, don’t forget to practice appropriate baby skin safety.
–For babies 6 months or older. If your baby is 6 months or older, liberally use sunscreen.
Also, avoid exposing your baby to the sun during peak hours — generally 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. — and dress your baby in protective clothing, a hat with a brim and sunglasses.
–For babies younger than 6 months. If your baby is younger than 6 months, keep him or
her out of direct sunlight. Protect your baby from sun exposure by dressing him or her in protective clothing, a hat with a brim and sunglasses.
2. Make bath-time beneficial: Over exposure to water can actually rob skin of natural moisture.
Scaling back on tub time will help avoid resulting itch — about 10 minutes is plenty of time for water play and a quick scrub. Use warm water (vs. hot) and leave the suds to the very end. Use a mild cleanser to keep skin soft and itch-free. Gently pat skin dry and end with an after-bath moisturizer to seal in moisture and protect baby’s soft skin.
3. Choose the right fabrics and care for them properly: When it comes to fabrics, it’s extremely important to seek out gentle and hypoallergenic items to care for the items that touch baby’s sensitive skin. It’s also essential that fabrics be cared for properly. Wash baby’s items with a specially-formulated product such as Dreft, the #1 baby laundry detergent choice of pediatricians to be gentle and hypoallergenic on baby’s skin. Trusted for over 80 years, Dreft comes with a babyhood scent beloved by moms, and it remains safe and hypoallergenic for baby.
These are some great tips and you can learn a whole lot more when you join @Dreft on May 9th from 9-10pmEST as they host a Twitter Party with pediatrician and mom, Dr. Dyan Hes. Dr. Hes will be sharing her tips to ensure your baby is protected and comfortable during the spring allergy season. You can RSVP for the Twitter party at this link: bit.ly/1RMCLle Hope to see you there!
Enter to Win a Dreft Prize Pack below!
I was happy to receive a Dreft Hypoallergenic Package from Dreft (keep reading for your chance to win the same package)! I have always wanted to try out Dreft as I have sensitive skin myself. I know exactly what it is like to be irritated by products like detergents. I always buy free and clear detergent and while they are hypoallergenic they do not always have the nicest scents like traditional laundry detergent. I was happy to learn that while Dreft is hypoallergenic and safe; it contains a perfume that is specially designed with low allergenic ingredients that have been proven to be gentle on baby’s sensitive skin. It smells really nice and you can add the Dreft Blissfuls Scent booster to give your clothes a lasting fresh scent.
Ready to win? Enter below to win a Dreft Hypoallergenic Package (ARV $60) which will include:
- Dreft product (Newborn, Active Baby, & Blissfuls)
- Gender neutral hypoallergenic blanket
I received the same package and love it! the blanket is so soft and the products smell super nice. Good Luck! I will choose a random winner by May 12, 2016. Prizes will be fulfilled by Dreft and not me.
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I use a gentle cleanser and lotion to protect my baby’s skin.
Cheryl Billings says
We use unscented lotions and sunblock on our skin
We use dryer sheets with no scent and are hypoallergenic to be gentle with their clothes they wear.
Make sure to check ingredients in all the products we use for baby
Cami Valenzuela says
I use lotion and soap formulated just for baby skin. And lotion 2x daily
Cami Valenzuela says
I use lotion and soap formulated just for baby skin. And lotion 2x daily.
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I try to use gentle, organic products!
Amanda D says
We use Dreft and hypoallergenic cleansers and lotions too since I have three kids with eczema.
Jessica N says
I make sure to put sunscreen on their skin and reapply especially if we are spending the day outdoors!