Does your newborn have dry lips?
Do you see any chapping on your little one’s lips?
Are there any signs of cracks or bleeding on your newborn’s lips?
If you have noticed any such signs on your little one’s lips and are looking for ways to help and take care of the same, our sections below can give you the information you are looking for. From talking about why your newborn may experience dry lips at such an early stage in life to what it looks or feels like, so that you can identify the signs at the earliest, to some of the most common causes for dry lips in newborns as well as safe and effective methods that will help you take care of the same, we have it all covered here.
So, if you are looking for anything that talks about caring for infant chapped lips, see our sections below.
Your newborn’s lips will generally be all soft and smooth, but sometimes, with change in weather, or with any type of change in the immediate environment, you may notice some changes in the texture of the lips as well.
Before you begin to panic, remember that it is very natural for newborns to have infant dry lips, and in most of the cases, you can easily take care of this problem at home, with simple, safe and very effective remedies. While it could be caused due to a number of reasons, here are three of the most common reasons that can cause dry lips in a newborn:
Here are some of the natural ways in which you can help to take care of your newborn’s dry and chapped lips. While these remedies are known to be effect in a safe way, without causing any side effects for your little one, it is still best to first have a word with your baby’s paediatrician before you do so.
Breast milk is actually one of the most effective, natural, simple and safest remedies that can help you treat your baby’s chapped and dry lips. Breast milk is known to have extremely moisturizing properties in a very natural way, without causing any kind of side effects. When you apply this on your baby’s chapped or dry lips, or even on your newborn’s cracked lips, it can soothe the skin and treat the problems of dryness, chapping and skin peeling.
Even though you can easily use a lip balm or petroleum jelly to treat the problem of dry and chapped lips in your case, if it is for your newborn, it is definitely not recommended that you do so. No matter what brand you want to use and no matter how natural the ingredient list is, it is best to avoid putting on any petroleum jelly or lip balm on your newborn’s lips, for the simple fact that your baby will end up licking it.
If you have tried everything else and nothing seems to help, please get your newborn examined by a paediatrician and ask them for the right way to take care of your newborn’s dry and chapped lips.