Preparing Your Child’s Feet for Winter


As we head into the colder months, the air will dry out, the leaves will change, and people will start bundling up. It’s tough to take care of your skin during the winter months because it dries, cracks, and bleeds.

While it’s easy enough to take care of your own skin during the winter, it may be more difficult to monitor your child’s skin health because you don’t see it under all of those clothes, but it’s equally important. She may have the latest Bobux shoes, but underneath, her feet need care all year round.

Kids are born with radiant, healthy skin. As our skin is exposed to the elements and other environmental and social factors, such as playtime on a rug or a hard surface, our skin begins to dry out.

It’s important to keep even your child’s skin moisturized and healthy. Feet are a critical component to your child learning to walk and all of the other milestones that follow, so doctors recommend keeping her out of those new shoes as much as possible.

In the winter, that’s difficult to do when you’re going outside in the cold, and Bobux shoes are great for keeping your child’s feet warm and ensuring they still grow. However, inside the house where it’s warm, make sure she can stretch and wiggle her toes to allow for growth. Also, make sure that you don’t dry your child’s skin out too much by bathing her too often or keeping her in the bath for too long.

To combat dry skin in the winter, there are store-bought baby lotions that are intended to be gentle on the skin. Many of them are organic and free of chemicals, but if you prefer to stay away from something where the ingredients are unclear, you can go more natural with coconut oil.

Coconut oil is great for skin. It creates a moisture barrier so the skin won’t dry out further, and allows the skin to absorb nutrients and other moisturizing components in the oil. For healthy skin for your child year-round, pay close attention to how your skin feels and imagine your child feels the same way. Likewise in summer remember sun safety for the kids when kids are outdoors, it’s important to protect their skin to prevent melanoma and skin damage from too much sun exposure.

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Aprill Coleman is an award-winning beauty, lifestyle and wellness blogger and freelance writer based in Jackson, Mississippi.

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