Toddlers are a bundle of joy, but parenting comes with its own set of challenges. One such problem is the perpetually dry and chapped lips that worry most parents.
Dry and cracked lips can be caused by multiple factors like dehydration, exposure to extreme weather conditions, or lack of exfoliation, to name a few. Thankfully there are many simple solutions available to prevent this from happening.
Hydrate Those Little Mouths
Drink More Water
The science behind this one is pretty obvious - the more water your toddler drinks, the less chance there is for those little puckers???? to get dry! Try choosing fun sippy cups with different designs on them - it might help serve as an incentive for your child to drink their daily recommended dose of H20????.
Use Flavorful Lip Balms
Kids love everything sweet including lip balms! So why not make hydrating fun? Purchase lip balm in exciting flavors like strawberry???? or grape ????- This will make applyiing (and keeping) lip balm easy & enjoyable evey day.
Cold Weather Worries
With winter looming around the corner, it’s natural to over-worry about how dry/cracked our precious toddlers' lips may become due to cold weather ❄️⛄️Being proactive about combatting Winter dryness will ensure peacemind
Introduce Petroleum Jelly
Petroleum jelly has been prescribed by dermatologists since time immemorial††⏳ as a remedy for severe cases of chapped skin which may occur during cold seasons! Apply petroleum jelly before sending kiddos off outside or before bed every night☁️ ????
Cover Their Lips
For extra protection against harsh weather elements❆❅ - dress up cute scarfs, mufflers or pullie hats. Most importantly. make sure to get a snug fit - It will keep the heat in and norse off winter chills
Gentle Exfoliation Is Key
While regular cleansing is surely necessary, gentle exfoliating can help clear up any dead skin cells that might be present on your toddler's lips.
DIY Sugar Scrub
Moms are queens???? of all things swift and effortless -sugar scrub comes into play here! Simply add some sugar with olive oil and honey for creating consistency & apply it over dampened lips twice every week ????Your child may enjoy watching paste magically transform his/her mouth????
Use A Soft Bristled Toothbrush
A soft bristled toothbrush works wonders as an alternative to exfoliants available in the market which may contain harmful chemicals or allergens. Gently brush their little puckers (or cheeks!) to remove dry surfaces occasionally
Let's Get Rolling!
In conclusion , simple hydration tricks, using suitable lip balms, staying prepared for cold weather conditions, combined with gentle exfoliation techniques- pair these solutions together throughout your routine ; Say goodbyes ????to those cracked baby kisses & hello ????to long lasting smooches!