Summer heat and heat rash!
It has been hot…do you see little red bumps on your child in areas that often are moist with perspiration? This just may be heat rash. These little red bumps may be seen on the back of the neck, chest, and maybe even in folds on arms and legs. Wash the area with cool water and dry well, keep the area dry. Dress your child in cool breathable clothing, think cotton! Let the area be open to air (nothing cuter than a half-naked baby!) 🙂 Keep your baby as cool as possible. Air conditioning and/or a fan to keep air moving will help. No lotion will help the heat rash…keeping the skin cool, clean, and dry is your best cure!
Remember, daily bathing is not a necessity until your little one is down in the dirt and crawling all over. Bathing just two to three times a week is fine as long as you are keeping your baby’s bottom clean and dry along with other little skin folds and rolls. Concentrate on bottom, arm pits, hands, and rolls, wherever they are!
Clean, cool, and dry will keep your baby fresh and hopefully heat rash free!
Take a breath, enjoy the joyful moments of each day, and remember you don’t have to be perfect to be the perfect parent.
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