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Winter Skin

Taking Extra care of your babyís skin this winter

Toddler near puddleWinter is a beautiful season full of grey skies, rain, mud and puddles, white snow, pink cheeks and cold hands.
But the winter air can also lead to dry, rough, red and flaky skin for your little one, as well as chaffing on their little lips, noses and cheeks.
Here are some easy ways you can take extra care of your babyís skin this winter:

Try not to let your baby/toddlers lick their lips when they are dry. Contrary to popular belief licking promotes dryness by removing the skin's natural oils and can leave a very painful cracked, flaky rash. If you do encounter this problem, GAIA Natural Baby Skin Soothing Lotion is great to protect the area and make their skin soft again and it is fine to use on and around their lips.

Nothing makes skin dry and itchy like cold winter wind and indoor heating. If your baby is suffering from winter dry skin patches resist the urge to crank up the heat and try to set the thermostat to between 18-20 degrees.
Try not to overdress your baby as this can cause sweating and heat rash. Dress your baby in several light layers of clothing. This will insulate your childís body from cold by trapping warm air between the layers and you can add and subtract clothing when they get warm or cold.
Josh in Winter HatItís a good idea to invest in a hat with ear flaps that tie underneath the chin.With 25% of the bodyís heat lost from the head, this will keep the warmth in and minimizing cold wind around the face and ears and minimise wind burn.  You can also apply GAIA Natural Baby Skin Soothing Lotion to your baby's cheeks before going outside to protect the skin.
Keep baby well hydrated. During winter we tend to drink less water so dehydrate quickly, particularly if you are in a very warm environment. Offer water or breast milk as often as you would in summer.
Moisturise your babyís skin often as needed with GAIA NAtural Baby Moisturiser to keep their skin soft and nourished.  It is particularly nourishing after a bath.
GAIA Natural Baby Skin Soothing Lotion is a versatile lotion that can be used for a multitude of things like flaky skin on little cheeks and lips that can be caused by the wind, dry, cracked skin on little noses that comes with constantly wiping with tissues or eczema flare ups and nappy rash. It contains a mixture of organic oils to nourish, zinc, caster oil and beeswax which creates the perfect barrier for your babyís skin, and certified organic calendula and certified organic chamomile that help calm and soothe irritations.
GAIA Natural Baby Moisturiser is rich in nourishing organic oils such as wheat germ oil, evening primrose oil and shea butter that help leave your baby or toddlers skin soft, smooth and beautifully moisturised. It's free from mineral oil, lanolin and sorbolene.
All products are scented with our signature pure essential oil blend of certified organic lavender, chamomile and sweet orange pure essential oils leaving your baby smelling naturally fresh and beautiful!
So keep playing in puddles and enjoying the outside this winter - just remember to include GAIA Natural Baby to keep your baby's skin soft and protected against the cold.
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