FYI, Moms: Sweaty Kids are More Likely to Get Rashes
Try these no-sweat hacks to keep rashes at bay.
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"May bungang-araw na naman si Baby!"
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.
This article was created by Summit StoryLabs in partnership with Belo Baby Talc-free Powder.