Keeping Kids Comfortable This Spring - Sammy Makes Six

Keeping Kids Comfortable This Spring

This is part of a sponsored collaboration with DiMe Media and Dreft.  All opinions are 100% mine.

Spring is one of our favorite seasons and since we don't get a whole lot of it before summer temperatures kick in, we take advantage of it as much as we can. My grandson Miah has been here this week to visit which means that we have been outside taking advantage of the beautiful weather every single day. Miah is the youngest of my grandsons, Anthony is 4 and Julius is now 3, and he is and has always been the most delicate. We have to be extra careful with him when going outdoors. He has eczema which can get really irritated by: allergens, certain clothing fabrics, laundry soap and pets, etc. 

But that doesn't mean that Miah is any less active, if anything he is incredibly active and keep us on our toes. And there's nothing that he loves more than heading outdoors to play, and boy, can that kid run! A lot of times I don't even get a chance to snap a photo of him with my camera or phone because I am literally running after him. He sure gives this chick a run for her money, let me tell you. 

While the Spring season is so lovely, it also brings more allergens and the increase in temps can trigger skin irritations for little ones. That's why it's important to use products that are gentle on his already sensitive skin.

Dreft is the No. 1 baby laundry detergent choice of pediatricians to be gentle and hypoallergenic on baby's skin. Dreft has been trusted for over 80 years by moms. I purchased my first bottle of Dreft when my 24-year-old was born, and have always chosen it for washing babies laundry. As babies grow and develop, laundry needs change for both little ones and their families, which is why Dreft introduced a line of laundry products that are specially designed for different stages of babyhood. Dreft also has the most beautiful baby scent that leaves clothes fragrant but not irritating, while it remains safe and hypoallergenic.

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 helping moms keep baby comfortable during the spring season when allergens in the air and rising temperatures can trigger skin irritations for little ones.

Dr. Hes Tips For Keeping Baby Comfortable During Spring:

  • Shade the sun: When heading outside, don’t forget to practice appropriate baby skin safety by applying SPF.
  • 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.
  • 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.
  • 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. 
  • 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.


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Spring is meant to be enjoyed and just by taking a few extra steps we can ensure that our kids are protected so they can really enjoy the season.