Children’s skin and hair should be appropriately looked after as when children develop they become more and more independent especially in their skin and hair care routines. It is vital to make sure the children are being washed and taught to look after themselves whilst they are being cared for by parents, guardians or staff at the nursery. If a child has really bad skin or an infection he/she will start to feel uncomfortable which is terrible for a young child to go through. Parents and staff members at the setting need to cooperate with one another in order to find out about the child’s skin and hair care routine. Every child may have different routines based on their family’s traditions and needs if the child has an allergy or irritation, the parents will have to advice staff at the setting what products would be best to use for them.
Daily skin care for toddlers
The skin protects the body from catching any infections, a few points to avoid this are:
Changing nappies carefully to keep away from infections
Wipe or wash the sweat of bodies to avoid sore areas and inflammation
Keep the skin moisturised appropriately
Young children should be taught how to wash their hands and praising them should encourage them to want to repeat the routine again as well as making them confident
Hand wash should be used carefully as it may dry the skin out if too much is given continuously to children
Never should any child be left alone near water
Only use specific products which are given and agreed by parents to use if children have allergies or skin conditions for example eczema.
Use gentle, fragrance-free cleansers and soaps.
To prevent dry skin and rashes, apply sufficient amounts of moisturizer after bathing.
-The most common bug bites are from fleas, mosquitoes, wasps, or bees.
-To avoid bug bites, apply an insect repellent which will help fast
-Bites and stings are very common