Regardless of what season or time of year it is, chapped lips happen to everyone at one point or another. Whether it's dry weather or dehydration doesn't matter, it's pretty uncomfortable no matter what. So, what do you do when your baby's lips are chapped? Because if it's annoying for adults, it can't be a great feeling for little ones either.
If your baby's lips are chapped, you actually have a few different options to help get rid of the dryness or the uncomfortable feeling that comes with them. There are various ingredients and products that are safe to use to treat chapped lips in babies, including breast milk or coconut oil, according to Healthline. And luckily, those options aren't too hard to find (especially if you're breastfeeding).
As you're seeking out ways to help your baby with their chapped lips, you've likely thought about what causes chapped lips in the first place. There are a variety of reasons baby's lips get chapped. Some of the most common causes include your baby consistently licking or sucking on their lips, along with dry weather or dehydration too. Especially if your family is outdoorsy, dry winters, heated summers, or even too much wind can cause a baby's lips to lose some moisture. Fortunately, you have a few options to prevent chapped lips, and fight them off once they appear, regardless of the cause.