Monsoon is a pleasant relief from the hot summer. But it brings along with it, the woes like water borne diseases, colds and mosquitoes. Here are answers for the common doubts of moms about taking care of the baby when the Mother Nature is pouring.
- Do babies need daily bath during monsoon?
If it is a fairly newborn, you can restrict giving him or her bath 2-3 times a week. However, if the weather is humid then you can give the baby a regular bath. In that case, choose the hottest time of the day for the bath. Make sure that the temperature of the water is warm and good on your skin. Also use gentle and nourishing body wash like the MamaEarth Deeply Nourishing Body Wash. It contains the best ingredients from nature like aloe vera, and glycerine extracted from coconut oil, to moisturize your baby’s body and washes away the dirt and grime.
- What types of food babies can and cannot have in monsoon?
In a humid weather, the chances of her food getting spoilt increase many times. As a precaution, don’t prepare and keep the food. As the dip in temperature slows digestion, it is recommended to avoid oily or buttery items. Cold juices are a big no during monsoon, as it can affect his or her throat and cause colds and cough.
- Is oil massaging the baby good in monsoon?
Often mothers are confused over whether they should massage their child with oil in monsoons. Oil massage is always good to improve the blood circulation of your baby and keep his or her body warm and moisturised. But use a non greasy natural oil, as a greasy oil can clog and block the skin pores. MamaEarth Soothing Massage Oil has sesame oil that helps in strengthening the muscles and improves your baby’s weight gain. It also has sweet almond oil that moisturizes the skin and gets easily absorbed into it. It is 100% natural and MadeSafe certified.
- How to make sure that drinking water is safe for babies during monsoon?
Rainy season is when the maximum water-borne diseases start attacking. Make sure you give only filtered and boiled water and more breast milk for your baby. Baby will be reluctant to drink due to the climate, but make sure he or she drinks enough water, as water flushes out toxins and bacteria from the body.
- What is the safest way to protect babies from mosquitoes?
Mosquitoes spread diseases like chikungunya, dengue, malaria. But it is not recommended to use strong repellents that have chemicals in the room where your baby sleeps or spends his time. Mamearth has a range of natural products like Anti Mosquito Fabric Roll On, Anti Mosquito Body Roll on, Mosquito Repellent Gel and Patches, which are dermatologically tested to be safe on baby skin and contain natural ingredients like citronella oil, lemongrass oil and lemon.
Monsoon season is fun but it is also the time when you have to be extremely careful about the health of your baby. Follow the above tips to make sure that she stays smiling and enjoys the weather as much as you do.