Child Health

How can I protect my baby’s skin from chlorine?

This is summer already, and there’s no better way than to jump into the pool to cool you. We know that swimming is a great all-round exercise where one can work in every part of the body. Those who don’t like the idea of going to a gym can really get the benefit of exercising if they include swimming in their routine.

It does not only help build the muscle and overall agility of your body but it also makes your mind free from stress and relaxed. But there’s something we tend to ignore, or probably most of us don’t know about the pools.

No matter it’s an inside or an outside pool, water in all of them is treated with chemical named chlorine to kill the germs. This is, of course, necessary as numerous people use the same pool every day, and we need to ensure the bacteria don’t get spread in the pool water.

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However, overexposure to chlorine is not a good thing, and it can do more bad than good to our skin, and it’s especially true for our children.

When chlorinated water comes in contact with our skin, it forms some DBPs or disinfection byproducts, which can cause harm to the delicate skin of a child. If a kid stays in the pool for a longer time, then it can adversely affect a kid’s immune system, central nervous system, and cardiovascular system.

Now, you’re probably asking yourself, “how to protect my baby’s skin from chlorine”? One thing we can do is stay out of the pool completely, but that’s certainly not a solution at all, and it’s a stupid idea if we consider how swimming as an exercise benefits our children.

Please read this article as we explained a few simple steps that can protect baby’s skin while swimming in pool.

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Some tips on how to protect your kid from the harmful effect of chlorine

Outdoor pool: If there’s an option, always go to an outdoor pool instead of an indoor one. It’s the indoor pool where chlorine can do more harm than the outside ones as it has nowhere to go.

That doesn’t mean an outside pool is safe, but it has relatively less concentration of chlorine. If you can, try to find a pool where they use saltwater or treat the water with UV to disinfect instead of chlorine.

Wear polyester swimwear instead of the ones made of nylon or spandex for better shielding against chlorine.

Apply a lot of coconut oil on the skin as it forms a protective layer against chlorine.

So, these are few tips to follow if you want the ultimate pool water chemicals protection while swimming.