Temperatures are dipping every single day, but the chances of getting sick are soaring, especially infants are more prone to cold and flu along with chapped skin and upset tummy. Parents need to be careful about their little ones as these problems may only worsen in the future. These issues can be well prevented only if the problem is taken care of and with a little preparation in advance, you can definitely avoid them getting sick. Here's what you should do to keep your baby from winter health hazards.
1. Massage with oil
Instead of applying thick creams, apply natural oils on the baby's body, which can help make their body soft and supple. Oils are more beneficial for their delicate skin; they not only nourish their skin but also moisturize it. Apply non-sticky coconut oil or olive oil for giving their skin some essential replenishment.
2. Breastfeed them regularly
Babies lose heat more rapidly as their bodies can't produce heat like adults. Breastfeed your baby often during winters to keep them hydrated and give them enough warmth. Also, breast milk boosts the baby's immunity.
3. Include more warming fluids in their diet
Add more fluids in your baby's diet. If he is more than nine months old, make sure you make plain vegetable soups for them as these will not only keep the body hydrated, but also ensure warmth. This way you wouldn't see your baby having a chapped skin.
4. Keep a track of your hygiene
Wash your hands frequently before coming near your baby as your hands are the biggest carriers of viruses that spread across. So always be mindful of keeping your hygiene in place.