Travel with baby
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.