Travel with baby

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Wel­come to PD’s weekly com­ment fea­ture. This week’s con­trib­u­tor is Cather­ine Cer­va­sio, Di­rec­tor Aromababy

AS WE ap­proach the hol­i­day sea­son, these travel skin­care tips are a great way to sup­port par­ents with young fam­i­lies in your phar­macy. Travel can take its toll and be ex­tremely de­hy­drat­ing to the skin. To help min­imise skin dry­ness dur­ing flights or in air-con­di­tioned ho­tel rooms, par­ents can ap­ply a non-greasy, wa­ter based nat­u­ral cream or lo­tion reg­u­larly. A good rou­tine which in­cludes the ap­pli­ca­tion of a high qual­ity, fra­grance free prod­uct to hands, face, legs as well as keep­ing up fluid in­take, is par­tic­u­lar cru­cial to help re­duce skin de­hy­dra­tion . A thicker cream (less wa­ter in the for­mu­la­tion) will go fur­ther, of­fer bet­ter value and be more emol­lient. Opt­ing for fra­grance free means the prod­uct is also ideal for eczema and der­mati­tis suf­fer­ers. To help set­tle young ba­bies prior to any long haul travel, con­sider mas­sage as a way to pro­vide a sooth­ing start to the jour­ney – not to men­tion, this is a great way for par­ents to en­gage in play­ful in­ter­ac­tion (for older ba­bies and tod­dlers) but most im­por­tantly, re­lax­ation time pre flight. For older chil­dren, short-story telling can be done whilst par­ents are mas­sag­ing limbs or soles of feet, as a way to en­cour­age their child to bet­ter en­gage in the ex­pe­ri­ence.

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