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Looking After Baby Skin in Winter with WaterWipes*

As the weather has been getting colder and more harsh on skin (British weather eh?) whether it be my own or my baby’s, I had to take action fast on protecting it and keeping it well cared for. I had asked a couple of friends for recommendations and my fellow blogger friend Emily recommended me for the opportunity to try out WaterWipes.

Bear has been getting a lot of nappy rash lately and I’ve been working so hard to try and tackle it with different creams, changing nappy regularly and making sure he has baths and washes regularly. After a while, nothing was helping it anymore. When I was sent the WaterWipes, I got straight to trying them out.

WaterWipes have been named as the ‘world’s purest baby wipes’ and for good reason too. They contain only completely natural ingredients; 99.9% purified water and 0.1% fruit extract. That’s it, honestly. They are free from any chemicals and ingredients that may be found in other wipes such as lanolin, alcohol and fragrance for example. They really surprised me with just how wet and full of moisture the wipes were. This meant that in case of a poonami, one wipe helped to remove half the mess of 2 wipes of another brand. They’re so so gentle and soft too, I really don’t have to worry about irritating his skin or making it sore again.

I really love the idea of using a totally natural and gentle product, especially when it comes to caring for Bear and his skin. He has also had quite a lot of dribble rash recently as he is teething more and more as the weeks pass by. The WaterWipes have really helped to keep his chin and neck nice and clean and dry and because of how natural and gentle they are, his skin is still looking healthy as ever and the dribble rash has been kept minimal.

As the winter months approach us, we need to make sure we are caring for our children’s skin in thr best way we possibly can. I know myself, I can’t live without having the heating on in this cold and dreary weather, and I’m using it more as I’m so paranoid about Bear feeling the cold like I do (he seems pretty happy regardless haha). But having the heating on, chapped lips and skin and the temperature changes in general, skin can easily become irritated so it’s important we prepare for tackling this.

Michelle Comrie, a midwife at Southampton Princess Anne Hospital, offers some sdvice;

  • When bathing your baby, ensure the temperature of the room is warm to begin with and avoid hot baths as they can dry your baby’s skin. Try and limit them for 5 to 10 minutes.
  • Be generous when moisturising your baby using a hypoallergenic emollient to maintain and protect the natural skin barrier. Coconut oil has been shown to be an effective natural moisturiser with emollient properties*
  • Between bathing, remember to regularly clean baby dribble or spit up from their neck aea and keep this area dry to avoid ‘dribble rash’. Opt for a chemical free baby wipe, such as WaterWipes, made from purified water and grapefruit seed extract, which is renowned for being a natural skin conditioner.
  • Your baby is also much more likely to suffer from dry, chapped lips or sore cheeks as their skin is thinner. Try rubbing a small amount of coconut oil in baby’s face and lips before going outdoors and try and limit the time they spend outdoors when it’s especially cold.

WaterWipes can be bought for Β£2.49 and are available from Amazon, Boots and all major supermarkets.

*Novel antibacterial and emollient effects of coconut and virgin olive oils in adult atopic dermatitis. Dermatits. 2008 Nov-Dec.

*These WaterWipes were sent to me for review and the post is sponsored, however all opinions and views are my own.

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