Megann Sauer, M.D.
Brrr, baby it's cold outside! Winter weather can be harsh on skin and this is especially true for your baby. A baby's skin is thin and can lose heat quickly. The dry, cold and windy temperatures can cause chapped lips, red irritated skin, windburn, heat rashes and frostbite. From a quick run to the grocery store or an outing to a friend's home, Boys Town Pediatrics offers tips on how to keep your baby's skin safe during the cold winter months.
The best way to prevent winter skin care problems is to to keep the skin covered and protected properly.
Taking care of your baby's skin is important, especially when the air is dry.
Frostbite is a condition that results in extremely cold tissue that manifests itself visually in a white or grayish appearance in the skin during early stages, followed by a blackening in more advanced stages when skin tissue begins to die. The skin may feel overly cold and may have a numb or prickly feeling. The cheeks, ears, fingers and tip of the nose are common places to get frostbite. If your baby has frostbite: