Tips to Survive winters with the babies
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Simple and handful of Tips to Survive winters with the babies

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The best time of the year is here when the entire city is wrapped up in green and red lights for Christmas. For me, winters mean festivities, good food, chilling weather and a lot of fun. But when I became a mom to twins, things changed. I dreaded winters as it brought not fun but a bag full of problems – sick kids and dry skin. Being a travel enthusiast, I never wanted to stay indoors but at the same time, going out with two infants looked challenging. However, with time comes experience and I learned a few lessons on how to survive winters with infants/toddlers. So, here are the tips to Survive winters with the babies:

Moisturize your kid’s skin:

One of the biggest challenges I faced as a new mom was the dry skin of my babies. As they were born preterm, their skin was red and very dry and prone to eczema too. Winters, cold temperatures and lack of humidity made it worse and it resulted in dry, itchy and scaly skin. As a new mom, I was scared and had no idea how to deal with it. My mom and mom in law would massage my babies but that didn’t help much. When my support system left, I was all by myself with them and there were days when massaging was not possible as I was totally drained out.

My friend who was a second-time mom advised me to keep their skin moisturized. She recommended The Moms Co.’s range of products that are Australia-Certified Toxin-Free, Made Safe & dermatologically tested & are made with natural ingredients, and organic oils. As these were hypoallergenic too, I thought of switching to it.

Moms Co. Range:

The Moms Co. offers a range for complete moisturization depending on the baby’s needs. I chose the one for Dry Skin – The Moms Co. Natural Baby Lotion for my twin 1 and the one for very dry, sensitive and eczema-prone skin – The Moms Co. Natural Soothing Relief Lotion for twin 2, since her skin is very sensitive & is eczema-prone. After bathing, I would apply a thin layer of the respective lotions on their bodies. Their faces and legs were the most affected areas so I applied the moisturizer twice or thrice a day on these parts. To my surprise, it actually worked to improve the texture of my kids’ dry skin. It keeps their skin soft and supple.

I’m using this lotion not only in winters but throughout the year as I can see significant improvement in my kids’ dry skin.

Layering up your kid:

Ok, so I made up my mind to step out with my girls and the first question that popped up in my mind was how to dress them up properly. The thumb rule that I got from everyone was to dress the kids in one extra layer than you were wearing. I would cover them well with cap, mittens, booties, a jacket and finally, place a warm blanket around them in their strollers. I would suggest that you Opt for soft yet warm and breathable fabrics for your child.

An important tip:

When you are outside in the cold with infants, always keep an eye on the symptoms like shivering, blue lips, pale nose or ears and return home immediately. Also, if the kid is getting fussy or his/her eyes tear, it is possible that he/she is uncomfortable/overdressed.

Staying Indoors:

Even when at home, it is very important to maintain a proper, cozy environment for your babies. Avoid overheating or under heating. Again, follow the thumb rule of dressing up in an extra layer. You can check the tummy or the back of your baby and if it is sweaty, it is too hot for the baby. Other signs that you should check for overheating are damp hair, flushed cheeks, teary eyes, rapid breathing, fussiness. Simply take off a layer or two from your kid’s clothing and set the temperature accordingly.

So, these are a few tips to Survive winters with the babies. With these learnings, we survived as I know how to take care of my kids during the winter. Do try the same, and if you have any other tips, feel free to share below in the comments!

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Roma
January 18, 2020 4:19 pm

These are really very easy tips that can be incorporated. I too have heard that moms.co products are really amazing for kids

Shruti Haksar
Shruti Haksar
January 18, 2020 5:46 pm

The Mom’s Co is an awesome company. And you have given some great tips.

Ujjwal Mishra
January 18, 2020 5:57 pm

When it comes to layering what we generally see is the more cold the mother feels the more layers on the child.
You have pointed out rightly that babies need just one extra layer than adults.

Harjeet Kaur
January 18, 2020 7:49 pm

Twins and in winter!! Hats off to u girl..you are an awesome mom 🙂 I live in a warm country where we don’t have even one woollen. God bless!

Dr Shivangi Aggarwal
January 19, 2020 7:45 am

That are very useful tips for baby care in winters, especially the point on overheating which is generally missed by many Moms. Keep it up!

Noor Anand Chawla
Noor Anand Chawla
April 6, 2020 5:12 pm

I know the importance of moisturising the skin of our little ones because my son has eczema. These are all great tips, and I’m also familiar with the Moms Co products.

Simrit Bedi
April 6, 2020 5:19 pm

I am from Amritsar, married in Chennai. I remember how scared I was taking my son to Amritsar for the first time in winter. You have shared some very useful tips.

Harjeet Kaur
April 6, 2020 5:49 pm

Great tips Vartika..sadly I have never witnessed winters as I live in the south

Arushi Seth
April 6, 2020 6:40 pm

That is an interesting post with some helpful suggestions. I also like the mom and co range though i did not like their shampoo a lot. I completely agree with the layering point. Nice post 🙂

Sivaranjini
April 6, 2020 7:53 pm

Very useful post. Liked reading through

Archana Srivastava
April 6, 2020 10:00 pm

very useful tips shared by you for winters Vartika, it is going to work for both of my kids, as they both have dry skin and need extra care during winters,

surbhi prapanna
April 6, 2020 10:14 pm

Great tips dear for taking good care of babies during winter. the brand you had suggested is new to me, will surly check this out. sounds promising.

Debidutta Mohanty
Debidutta Mohanty
April 7, 2020 4:52 pm

I have heard a lot about Moms.co products. The tips are simple and could be implemented easily. Thanks for sharing this.

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