Living in a tropical country makes moms often grumble about heat rash or bungang-araw, which occurs when sweat gland openings become blocked. While sweating is a natural response of the body to a humid environment, heat and moisture can get trapped in certain areas of your baby's body, resulting in heat rash. You'll mostly find bungang-araw in these common spots: in skin folds of the neck and on the upper chest, arms, legs, and diaper area.
The good news is that heat rash is not permanent; it often goes away once your child's temperature cools down. Unless it worsens or your child develops a fever, there is no reason to be alarmed.
Here are five hacks for dealing with baby's pawis problems:
1. Dress baby appropriately
Choose clothes that are light and loose-fitting. Not only will your baby be able to move freely, light clothing will also keep your baby as cool as possible. Remove excess clothing that may cause overheating.
2. Wet a washcloth and put it on baby's skin
Keep the temperature down by pressing down the washcloth on affected areas. Alternately, you can wrap some ice cubes in a washcloth and apply on the skin just long enough to cool the area down. Once done, wipe your child dry.
3. Have a USB-powered portable fan, or go old-school with a pamaypay on hand
You'll never know when you're going to need it—when the air conditioning at the mall conks out or when you find yourself waiting a bit longer for your ride at the mall pickup entrance. Stay in the shade whenever you can.
Also, air-dry the skin instead of wiping with a towel. Remember to use cool, not cold, water!
5. Apply talc-free powder to your baby's skin
Belo Baby Talc-free Powder is made from natural finely milled rice and maize, so you don't have to worry about harsh ingredients harming your baby's skin. Hypoallergenic and dermatologist-tested, it is gentle on your baby's skin while keeping it soft, fresh, and dry.
Go all-natural and try the other products from Belo Baby, crafted with care for the most delicate skin, for the most meticulous moms. Find out more at www.belobaby.ph.