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7/25/2019

7 Ways to Overcome Dry Lips in Babies

Dry lips in a baby can make him uncomfortable and fussy, because dry lips can irritate him when eating or sleeping. Y uk , Mother , find out how to deal with dry lips in babies .
 
Dry lips in infants are usually caused by the habit of licking lips, hot weather, and Kawasaki disease . If your lips look dry, you need to be careful, because this can be a symptom of dehydration.



Various Ways to Overcome Dry Lips in Babies
To overcome dry lips in infants, there are 7 ways you can do, namely:

1. Regularly cleaning the baby's lips

Cleaning baby's lips regularly can prevent and overcome dry lips in babies. Mother can clean the little lips with a cotton bud and clean water.

2. Use lip balm or petroleum jelly

Lip balm, such as petroleum jelly , is useful for keeping baby's lips moist. But before using a moisturizer or petroleum jelly on the lips of the Little One, Mother should consult a pediatrician first.

3. Apply breast milk (ASI)

ASI needs no doubt the benefits. Besides being useful to prevent babies from experiencing asthma and allergies, breast milk is also useful for dealing with dry lips in infants, Bun. The trick, wash your hands first, then apply the milk with the Mother's finger to the lips of the Little One.

4. Leave the rest of the milk around the lips

After the little one suckles, usually the mother will immediately clean the remaining milk that is still left around her lips, right ? This is not wrong, but it would be better if you did not wipe the remaining milk until it was completely dry. Leaving a little milk on the lips can prevent the baby's lips from drying out and protect them from bacteria.

5. Use a water humidifier

You can also use an air humidifier , a device that serves to keep the air moist. This method can prevent and overcome dry lips in infants.

6. Rub coconut oil

You can apply coconut oil to your lips on a regular basis. This is because coconut oil contains lauric acid or lauric acid which is the same as in breast milk. The content of lauric acid is useful for moisturizing baby's lips.

7. Protect baby's lips

The mother can also prevent dry lips in the baby by covering the baby's lips using a soft cloth, when doing outdoor activities, especially when the temperature is hot.
 
Dry lips in infants is a common complaint. Even so, this condition will make Little One uncomfortable and fussy.

To overcome this, Mother can do a number of ways above. But if dry lips occur for more than 5 days or accompanied by fever, redness around the lips, and bleeding lips, you should immediately check your child to the pediatrician .

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