Top Tips for Looking After Baby’s Skin this Winter with WaterWipes

We are now in the thick of winter; everyday I turn on the TV and the threat of snow is looming.  What does this mean for my baby’s thinner and more sensitive skin? A colder climate and all those extra layers can exacerbate skin conditions such as nappy rash, chapped lips, eczema and dribble rash. Not pleasant at all.

Dex has been cutting his fourth tooth for about two weeks now, and the amount of dribble escaping his mouth seems to be enough to fill a small reservoir. That mixed with the bitter cold wind bouncing off the Mersey makes me worry he will end up with a very sore chin and neck.

That’s why I’ve started using WaterWipes. WaterWipes contain just two ingredients: 99.9% purified water and 0.1% fruit extract, making them as soft on baby’s skin as cotton wool and water, but a lot more convenient to carry around. Including a pack of travel WaterWipes in my changing bag has helped to ensure Dex’s delicate skin is protected from the harsh winter air and the pollution of the city without the need for soap and harsh chemicals such as alcohol, fragrance and lanolin.

WaterWipes have worked with midwives to come up with top tips to keep your baby's skin protected this winter from the cold and windy city.

WaterWipes have recently worked with midwives to come up with four tips to protect your baby’s skin this winter. These top tips could help you, whether you live in a cold northern city like me, or you are planning a city break to a wintery destination.
  1. When bathing your baby, ensure the temperature of the room is warm to begin with and avoid hot baths as they can dry your baby’s skin. Try and limit them to five to 10 minutes
  2. Be generous when moisturising your baby using a hypo-allergenic emollient to maintain and protect the natural skin barrier. Coconut oil has also been shown to be an effective natural moisturiser with emollient properties*
  3. Between bathing, remember to regularly clean baby dribble or spit up from their neck area and keep this area dry to avoid ‘dribble rash’. Opt for a chemical free baby wipe, such as WaterWipes, made from purified water and grapefruit seed extract, which is renowned for being a natural skin conditioner.
  4. Your baby is also much more likely to suffer from dry, chapped lips or sore cheeks as their skin is thinner. Try rubbing a small amount of coconut oil on the baby’s face and lips before going outdoors and try and limit the time they spend outdoors when it’s especially cold.


Water Wipes are available from Boots, Ocado, Amazon and all major supermarkets, priced at £2.86 a pack.
WaterWipes Chemical Free Baby Wipes, Natural & Sensitive, 12 x 60 (720 Wipes)


Disclaimer: This is a collaborative post with WaterWipes. This post contains affiliate links.

*Novel antibacterial and emollient effects of coconut and virgin olive oils in adult atopic dermatitis. Dermatitis. 2008 Nov-Dec

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  • Reply Devon Mama

    We used Waterwipes from the word go – in hospital I was struggling away with cotton wool and water because I’d been told midwives would get funny with me otherwise! In the middle of that first LONNNNG night, they came in to me changing a screaming baby and asked why on earth I wasn’t using WaterWipes! I figure if midwives recommend them over cotton wool and water on a baby that’s sub-24hrs old then they must be pretty special!

    16th February 2017 at 8:06 am
  • Reply kris

    We used waterwipes when max was born.We couldn’t do with the faff of cotton wool and water.

    16th February 2017 at 11:06 am
  • Reply Claire

    I’ve only really started using waterwipes as of recently but it has helped so so much for Bear’s nappy rash (he suffers with it so so bad) but it’s definitely made a difference.

    I do neglect myself a bit when it comes to caring for my skin, especially when changing things up for the weather but it’s so so important to help our little ones out. I’ve taken to covering him in coconut oil daily again and constantly offering water to hydrate him. This teething malarkey really isn’t helping either haha! Xx

    17th February 2017 at 11:39 am
  • Reply Natalie

    I used Waterwipes on both of my children, also used them on myself for taking my foundation off at night they work a treat. I found Waterwipes to be far more effective at removing grime from under a teething baby’s neck than cotton wool and water.

    17th February 2017 at 6:14 pm
  • Reply OddHogg

    We loved water wipes when Piglet was little. Haven’t used them in a while but really should as they’re so gentle on their skin!

    17th February 2017 at 8:23 pm
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