. In our topic, we discuss the causes of Newborn chapped lips , as well as ways to treat it.
The main causes of chapped lips in infants include:
This is mostly due to dry weather that can draw moisture from the baby’s skin, or hot weather that makes the baby sweat constantly.
Chapped lips are another sign that the baby’s current nutrition is insufficient. Often this is aggravated by a reduced immunity of the child.
Also, if the mother uses a certain lipstick and tends to kiss the baby a lot, this can trigger an allergic reaction.
Tendency to Breathe Through the Mouth:
Breathing through the mouth allows air to be constantly around the lips. This air always absorbs any moisture it finds in its path. In children, an illness that causes a stuffy nose often causes mouth breathing, causing chapped lips.
Babies should be in a safe and controlled environment, especially newborns, because their skin is not accustomed to harsh weather, hot summers, cold winters, and windy days can cause moisture to be sucked from your child’s body, leaving chapped lips.
Sucking or licking the lips:
The tendency to continue sucking is a very strong and common act in the first weeks of your newborn’s life, making him continue to stick his tongue out and suck his lips. A side effect of some medications.
Treating Newborn chapped lips
To treat and moisturize chapped lips in babies, you can try the following methods:
Rub lanolin on the lips:
Apply oils or Vaseline:
Use a child-safe lip balm:
Lip balms suitable for children and babies usually contain natural ingredients, and should not contain the same chemicals as adult lip balms. Before using a new product for newborns you should talk to your pediatrician regarding any potential risks.
Protection from harsh weather:
Extreme weather can dry out the sensitive lips of a newborn quickly, wind, cold and sun can cause dry and chapped lips. Protecting your newborn’s skin from hot and cold temperatures can help keep the lips moist.
Use an electric humidifier:
Keeping the air moist can help prevent your newborn’s skin from drying out. Use a humidifier in the baby’s room to keep his skin and lips moist.
Feed him more regularly:
If a child with chapped lips appears to be eating less than usual or needing fewer diapers, they may be dehydrated.