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How I prepare and protect my little one's skin from the changing seasons with @Dove #DovePartner #BabyDoveLove

It seems like we’re always dealing with skin issues at our house. Between my three kids we have dry skin, sensitive skin, eczema, KP (the chicken skin bumps) and allergies. Since we moved to a new climate, those things have been even worse. I feel like we just got used to the dry winter skin we were dealing with, and now spring and summer are just around the corner, bringing with them a whole new range of skin irritants. Even though I try to use gentle products, all of the sunscreen, bug spray, etc. wreak havoc on their delicate skin. Add to that humidity, hot sun, grass, pollen, sand, dirt — you get the idea. A new environment and new skin issues meant it was time to try some new products to help prepare and protect their skin for the changing seasons.

How I prepare and protect my little one's skin from the changing seasons with @Dove #DovePartner #BabyDoveLove

I think many, especially new parents (or those opinionated grandparents 😉 ) think all skincare is created equal. But that’s simply not true anymore. There are certain brands that will instantly send my middle son into an eczema flare. And some others just don’t do enough to moisturize and protect. But Baby Dove cleansers and lotions are made with 100% skin-natural nutrients for baby’s skin, so they aren’t just mild, but actually help replenish essential moisture and nutrients in baby’s skin. There are no dyes, no parabens, and no phthalates, and Baby Dove’s Sensitive Moisture range is fragrance-free for sensitive skin and hypoallergenic, pH neutral and gentle on eyes. Those things are really important to me because I think it is super important to keep products free of harmful chemicals, especially for our little ones.

Another problem we face as we enter spring and summer and spend more time outside: more frequent baths! In the summertime, my boys need baths daily because they play in the dirt and grass, swim, and get sweaty from playing outside all day. But did you know that frequent bathing actually strips skin of moisture? During a single bath, baby’s skin can lose moisture up to five times faster than an adult’s, making it extra vulnerable to dryness. That’s why Baby Dove Sensitive Moisture Tip to Toe Wash is made with 100% skin-natural nutrients combined with gentle cleansers to minimize damage and replenish skin lipids to keep delicate baby skin nourished and healthy. Follow up with Baby Dove Sensitive Moisture Baby Lotion, which is made with 100% skin-natural nutrients and gentle moisturizers for that provide constant moisture for baby’s skin all day long. And in between baths for diaper changes and minor clean-ups, I love Baby Dove Sensitive Moisture Baby Wipes. They are as gentle as cleansing with water and are fragrance and alcohol-free and hypoallergenic. So many baby wipes out there just dry skin out and actually make things like diaper rash worse, so the Baby Dove Sensitive Moisture Baby Wipes are a much better choice. Baby Dove’s Sensitive Moisture line was even awarded the Seal of Acceptance by the National Eczema Association, which gives me even more confidence in using it on my little ones.

How I prepare and protect my little one's skin from the changing seasons with @Dove #DovePartner #BabyDoveLove How I prepare and protect my little one's skin from the changing seasons with @Dove #DovePartner #BabyDoveLove

While there’s no right way to parent, there is a superior way to care for baby’s skin. Here’s a coupon to try Baby Dove for yourself (bonus: it doubles when you share it with another mom!), and you can find out more about Baby Dove products by visiting Baby Dove online.

This is a sponsored post written by me on behalf of Baby Dove.

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