If your child’s skin is dry, here’s one way to lock in moisture.
Soak and play in warm, not hot, bath water for at least 15 minutes without soap or bath products. Oatmeal powder can be a good no soap alternative for bath time.
After the soak, wash with minimum amount of mild, non-sudsing soap or liquid. Check out bath products at the Environmental Working Group’s Skin Deep website here.
Rinse with clear water, bundle your child in a towel and get out of the tub. Pat dry briefly and before the skin is completely dry, apply moisturizing cream, lotion or emollient.