When it is about choosing the right product for keeping your children’ body and skin clean, there is no compromise because every child’s skin is unique and they react differently. Some children have dry skin while few others have an oily skin. Depending on their skin types, it is important to use the right kind of bath soap and other bathing products so that they do not develop any allergies later on. However, there are so many of them on the market that it can be outright confusing for us to decide which one to buy.
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So, how do you pick the right bath soap for your child? There are various reasons that you must consider before you pick that bar in your supermarket and bring it home. Here are a few things that you need to check before choosing the best soap for your kids.
1. Age of your child
The skin reacts to a foreign chemical differently at different age. A baby reacts differently than a pre-school aged child. A baby skin is too delicate and hence it is important that you use a gentle soap that does not remove the moisture in the skin. It is basic formula that one should choose odorless white colored soap for young babies. Although it is recommended to use a mild soap only after 12 months or once in a while by the time your baby starts eating solid foods. For a pre-school kid, it is important to take care of their skin as they are very sensitive in developing allergies as well. Soaps that have Calendula, Aloe Vera, chamomile in them helps in keeping the skin clean as well as healthy among pre-school children. As the children grow they are more likely playing in the dirt, and use various things that are unhygienic because of which they need more cleansing after playtime. Soaps that are gentle and good for sensitive skin are more advisable for school going children. The teen-aged children undergo many hormonal changes. Depending on their body types, choose the soap carefully. There are any medicated products available in the market; you can also consult with your advisor about the best suited soap to your skin type at teenage. However, people who have more oil in their skin may find it difficult because generally al mild soap moisturizes the skin which oily skin babies don’t required.
2. Weather conditions
The soap we use regularly may lose its charm in a different place making us think what happened to us all at a sudden. It actually depends on the weather as well. The climatic conditions of the place also matters. Some children are allergic to dryness and in winter seasons dry soaps causes them rashes and allergies. So it is important to use soaps depending on weather conditions. For example, the soap that you use in summer may not be ideal in winter as well. In winters, children need the one that moisturizes the skin more than summer. So choose light moisturizing soap for summers and more moisturizing soap for winters.
3. Different types skins
Every child skin is different. A soap that is suitable to one may not be good to the other. Some found a particular soap is good choice for their babies; however, it caused rashes on other’s skin. Some children have oily skin while some have dry skin. Excessive dryness also causes eczema. Some babies and children are extra sensitive to the chemicals, fragrance or any other things used in the soaps. Hence it is important to watch out their skin type and use the soap that is best suited to them. Children who have oily skin can choose any mild soap but who have dry skin should choose the soap that is full of moisturizers so that their skin would not become drier.
4. Ingredients of the soap
Some children are particularly allergic to a certain ingredient. If you know about the chemical, make sure you check for it in the ingredients list of the soap. Avoid the soap if you find the chemical listed that is not suitable for your child. You can use homemade things in place of soap like besan (powdered gram) – milk paste.
These are some of the ways to choose the right soap for your kid. Always make sure they are not teary, does not cause any rashes or irritation.