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Five Tips to Help Keep Baby’s Skin Irritant Free in the Summer + Giveaway

Gentle Eczema detergent for babies Tips to keep babies skin allergy free
This is part of a sponsored collaboration with DiMe Media and Dreft.  All opinions are 100% mine.

Spring is here and with the warmer weather it means we are spending more time outside these days. Dreft, the No. 1 baby laundry detergent choice of pediatricians, has partnered with Dr. Dyan Hes, mom and medical director of Gramercy Pediatrics, to share tips to help moms keep baby comfortable during the spring season when allergens in the air and rising temperatures can trigger skin irritations for little ones.

Gentle Eczema detergent for babies Tips to keep babies skin allergy free

My oldest and youngest both have eczema, so we are very careful with what touches their skin. And now that it’s getting warmer I can tell the flare ups are starting to happen, so anything we can do to help minimize them is great.

Gentle Eczema detergent for babies Tips to keep babies skin allergy free

Gentle Eczema detergent for babies Tips to keep babies skin allergy free

Here are some tips from Dr. He on how to minimize skin irritations for your little ones.

  1. Shade the sun: The long awaited spring season means increased outdoor time for parents and their babies.  When heading outside, don’t forget to practice appropriate baby skin safety.
  • For babies 6 months or older. If your baby is 6 months or older, liberally use sunscreen. Also, avoid exposing your baby to the sun during peak hours — generally 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. — and dress your baby in protective clothing, a hat with a brim and sunglasses.
  • For babies younger than 6 months. If your baby is younger than 6 months, keep him or her out of direct sunlight. Protect your baby from sun exposure by dressing him or her in protective clothing, a hat with a brim and sunglasses.

2.  Make bath-time beneficial:  Over exposure to water can actually rob skin of natural moisture. Scaling back on tub time will help avoid resulting itch — about 10 minutes is plenty of time for water play and a quick scrub. Use warm water (vs. hot) and leave the suds to the very end. Use a mild cleanser to keep skin soft and itch-free. Gently pat skin dry and end with an after-bath moisturizer to seal in moisture and protect baby’s soft skin.

3.  Load up on liquids: Staying hydrated during the spring months is important as baby gets more active outdoor time and sun exposure. Start with the inside and ensure children get enough to drink throughout the day. Infants should nurse or take a bottle often; older kids should tote a sippy cup or reusable water bottle. Include plenty of fresh fruits and vegetables and smoothies in your child’s diet too.

4.  Choose the right fabrics and care for them properly:  When it comes to fabrics, it’s extremely important to seek out gentle and hypoallergenic items to care for the items that touch baby’s sensitive skin. It’s also essential that fabrics be cared for properly. Wash baby’s items with a specially-formulated product such as Dreft, the #1 baby laundry detergent choice of pediatricians to be gentle and hypoallergenic on baby’s skin. Trusted for over 80 years, Dreft comes with a babyhood scent beloved by moms, and it remains safe and hypoallergenic for baby. 

5.  Protect Problem Skin: Heat is a common trigger for eczema and as the weather warms up, there are a few things you can do to help prevent flare ups of such skin irritations. The sun is strongest between the hours of 10 a.m. – 4 p.m. so try to shield baby from direct sun exposure during those times. There are also apps available that can inform you of the hottest part of the day – which can be helpful for parents as they plan any outings with their little ones!

Gentle Eczema detergent for babies Tips to keep babies skin allergy free

Did you know that Dreft has introduced a line of laundry products that are specially designed for different stages of babyhood? As babies grow their needs change, so there is a Stage 1 for a newborn and a Stage 2 for a more active baby. Both are gentle and hypoallergenic on baby’s sensitive skin, tough on stains and have a baby fresh scent. The baby scent is a powerful driver of emotion – just a simple whiff of freshly-laundered clothes with baby detergent can bring back memories of the entire amazing babyhood journey.

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55 Comments

  • Reply
    Tricia
    May 10, 2016 at 11:04 am

    My favorite springtime activity is pushing my son in his Cozy Coupe! He loves it!

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    Lisa Brown
    May 10, 2016 at 11:23 am

    We like going to the park with the dogs a lot during the summer.

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    Laurajj
    May 10, 2016 at 11:41 am

    We love to go and visit our outdoor zoo! So nice to walk around and see all the animals!

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    Janet W.
    May 10, 2016 at 12:55 pm

    Our favorite spring time activity to do with my grandsons is taking them to the park! They love to run around and play!

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    Elena
    May 10, 2016 at 3:02 pm

    We like walking in the park

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    Jessica To
    May 10, 2016 at 3:10 pm

    We like to play ball in the yard.

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    Lauren
    May 10, 2016 at 3:56 pm

    We like to go on picnics.

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    Cheryl B
    May 10, 2016 at 7:10 pm

    We love to visit the parks and play on the equipment.

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    Mami2jcn
    May 10, 2016 at 7:40 pm

    I like to take walks.

  • Reply
    shelly peterson
    May 10, 2016 at 9:52 pm

    I love going to the park.

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    Steve Weber
    May 10, 2016 at 10:38 pm

    My favorite is planting seeds for our garden.

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    Kelly D
    May 11, 2016 at 1:28 pm

    We like to play catch.

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    Nicki J.
    May 11, 2016 at 2:12 pm

    We love having picnics in the park

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    Susan D.
    May 11, 2016 at 2:34 pm

    We love working in the garden together 🙂

  • Reply
    Elisabeth
    May 11, 2016 at 3:42 pm

    We like going on hikes!

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    Rosie
    May 11, 2016 at 4:36 pm

    Visiting farms in the area that you can see the baby goats, lambs, ponies, and also berry picking!

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    Dianne Hall
    May 11, 2016 at 11:32 pm

    We love going to the park and also setting the sprinkler up in our backyard when it is hot out!

  • Reply
    Kenny
    May 12, 2016 at 12:05 am

    Feeding the ducks at the lake!

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    Natalie
    May 12, 2016 at 6:40 am

    I love to take my daughter to the zoo to see the baby farm animals in the spring!

  • Reply
    Bridgett Wilbur
    May 12, 2016 at 7:25 am

    We love to take the kids to the local playground.

  • Reply
    Julie Wood
    May 12, 2016 at 9:20 am

    We love riding our bike to the park and bringing a lunch and having a picnic!

  • Reply
    Melissa S
    May 12, 2016 at 11:49 am

    We love planting our gardens together during the spring months.

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    courtney b
    May 12, 2016 at 12:22 pm

    love to take my kids indoor trampoline park- they love it!

  • Reply
    Rachel
    May 12, 2016 at 7:04 pm

    My favorite spring time activity with my kids would be going for walks after a long cold winter.

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    Sarah Hayes
    May 12, 2016 at 9:01 pm

    I love running on the local trails with the kiddos

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    Barbara Montag
    May 12, 2016 at 11:00 pm

    In the spring we enjoy walking the nature trails.
    thank you

  • Reply
    Amy Tolley
    May 13, 2016 at 5:10 am

    we love to go out to the zoo, parks, swimming, a small getaway for the weekend vacation…anything fun and will build memories…

  • Reply
    Elle
    May 13, 2016 at 9:55 am

    We love going to the park.

  • Reply
    Kristen
    May 14, 2016 at 2:16 am

    We love going camping in the spring.

  • Reply
    Joti b
    May 14, 2016 at 11:35 am

    We love going to the zoo.

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    Allison Swain
    May 14, 2016 at 3:53 pm

    I love to garden together!

    Thank you for the chance to win

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    Betsy Barnes
    May 14, 2016 at 5:48 pm

    When my son was little, we enjoyed visiting our local park. There is an area that has a playground called the Tot Lot. It was his favorite place to play! 🙂

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    Cassandra
    May 14, 2016 at 6:02 pm

    We love going to the park and playing at the playground.

  • Reply
    kjasus
    May 15, 2016 at 7:32 am

    we like to go to the playground

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    Maria C.
    May 15, 2016 at 6:12 pm

    We love to go swimming in the pool & go to the beach

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    kelly tupick
    May 16, 2016 at 11:52 am

    We like to go on nice walks and little hikes and just take in the fresh clean air.

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    Evie B.
    May 16, 2016 at 1:18 pm

    We like to ride bikes.

  • Reply
    Janice Cooper
    May 16, 2016 at 9:44 pm

    Definitely go to the park.

  • Reply
    Lori Jackson
    May 17, 2016 at 9:33 am

    My kids love getting the garden ready with me in the spring!

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    Denise
    May 18, 2016 at 12:57 am

    We love going to the beach and playing in the sand.

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    Birdiebee
    May 18, 2016 at 6:53 pm

    I love to take my grandkids to the park in the spring time after a long winter of sow and cold.

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    Shakeia Rieux
    May 18, 2016 at 7:08 pm

    My nieces and I go bike riding at the park

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    Tracie Cooper
    May 20, 2016 at 4:49 pm

    I love to take my niece and nephew to the local splash parks! My email is traciemichelle0515@gmail.com

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    Tina W
    May 22, 2016 at 12:18 am

    We love planting things in the garden together. It may take longer but they love eating vegetables from “their” plants!

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    Terri Irvin
    May 22, 2016 at 6:04 pm

    I like to take my grandchildren and do anything I can outside in nature….parks, beach, woods and we love to camp in our own backyard!

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    Yesenia Salgado
    May 23, 2016 at 12:42 am

    We love to hang out by the garden.

  • Reply
    Kim S
    May 23, 2016 at 4:32 am

    We love springtime, we can be found walking around the lake or going to the zoo!

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    Jennifer Marie
    May 23, 2016 at 7:39 am

    We love going on bike rides.

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    Linda
    May 23, 2016 at 12:32 pm

    We like to play at the park and have lunch with friends there.

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    Bianca Munoz
    May 23, 2016 at 12:51 pm

    Favorite spring time activity is taking road trips and grilling food outside 🙂 Thank you for the giveaway!

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    Em Mahr
    May 24, 2016 at 8:54 am

    We love to play at the park and go to the swimming pool

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    Gina M
    May 24, 2016 at 8:56 am

    We love exploring local parks and playgrounds!

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    Leidy Ruiz
    May 24, 2016 at 9:45 am

    We like to go the park, thanks for the chance to win!

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    Sarah Mayer
    May 24, 2016 at 5:30 pm

    We love going to the park and playing on the swings.

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    Thomas Murphy
    May 24, 2016 at 8:48 pm

    we like going for bike rides.

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