Babies and children started wearing shoes from a very young age. Often even unnecessarily, even before walking, just to complement the look that Mom put together. As a result, some discomforts such as bad odors in the feet can occur. So, do not be alarmed, baby and child with foot odor is normal see?
You don’t need to despair, let alone imagine that it is a disease. Sweating of the feet is very common and with some care can be smoothly resolved or controlled.
Why Chulé Occurs?
The foot odor in babies and children occurs due to the sweat glands in the body which, in contact with very hot socks and shoes, leave the feet stuffy and damp, increasing the chances of the proliferation of fungi and bacteria, which cause this bad smell, better known as foot odor.
The famous foot odor can appear in any age group, including babies. And it tends to get even worse when using the same sock several times without washing or the same shoes.
Therefore, the ideal is that the socks used by the baby and children should be used only once and placed to wash. With shoes, it is recommended to have more than one pair where you can insert the use, besides of course keeping them always clean and sanitized.
This care is ideal not only to keep foot odor away from the feet of babies and children, but to rule out the chances of occurrences such as ringworm or other fungi that affect the health of the feet.
How to Care for Feet
The feet are often forgotten when we talk about hygiene. But they deserve care and attention like any other part of the body. Take good care of and wash the foot, wash between your fingers always with plenty of water and soap.
The hygiene must be meticulous during the bath and always rub or wash with a shower stick, from the toes to the bottom of the foot. After bathing, dry carefully between your little fingers , this will prevent the dreaded mycoses or better known as chilblains, in addition to foot odor.
In addition to hygiene with soap and water and the care of changing socks and shoes, keeping your feet dry and clean is always essential. Moisture is the main responsible for the bad smell of the feet.
When drying your feet after bathing, dry carefully between the fingers, each gap and nails, always with a dry towel . This is the time for you to teach how to do it correctly, and when you start doing it yourself, you will know how to do it the right way.
Another precaution that should be observed by parents is that in childhood, children have the habit of changing shoes with friends . This practice can generate a bad smell in the feet, since not everyone has the same care with their shoes and their hygiene.
Socks and Shoes for Babies and Children
There is a multitude of colorful socks, with themes, embroidery, characters and that fill the eyes of mothers when they see them. Shoes that imitate adults, colorful, different and modern. But what about the material that is produced, do you pay attention to that?
Socks produced with synthetic material increase the chances of foot odor in babies and children. This is because, the material cannot let the skin of the feet breathe as it should, increasing the humidity of the area and causing the bad smell. For this reason, it is always recommended to use cotton socks, which allow this “breathing” of the feet and absorb sweat.
This care also applies to footwear. Avoid wearing shoes made of rubber or materials that prevent the feet from breathing. Smothering your feet and high perspiration, even with proper and always clean socks, will cause a bad smell. The habit of wearing shoes without socks can also increase the chances of foot odor.
How to Care for Shoes?
Always after use, place the shoes in a ventilated place to dry. From time to time put your shoes on for sunbathing and always keep them away from moisture. Avoid wearing the same shoes every day and if possible wash them regularly.
Tip: washing your shoes with alcohol vinegar helps to control odors and put an end to foot odor.
How to End Chulé?
We have already passed a sequence of precautions to prevent foot odor from occurring. But what about when the baby and the child already have foot odor, how to end it? In fact, the care will be practically the same and only then will the bad smell be exterminated once and for all.
- Pay special attention to washing your feet while bathing. Rub it with soap and water and dry it carefully after bathing;
- Change your socks daily;
- Avoid wearing the same shoe over and over again;
- If the shoe is already smelly, the ideal is to sanitize it and let it dry in the sun;
- Use talcum powder or specific products to control foot odor.
Foot odor is not only a big nuisance for the family that needs to endure the stench, but it is somewhat embarrassing for children . Even more, they have the habit of removing their shoes in any environment they go to, especially in playgrounds that require barefoot to enter. Occurring foot odor in babies and children is normal, but care must be taken to end it.
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My name is Dr. Alexis Hart I am 38 years old, I am the mother of 3 beautiful children! Different ages, different phases 16 years, 12 years and 7 years. In love with motherhood since always, I found it difficult to make my dreams come true, and also some more after I was already a mother.
Since I imagined myself as a mother, in my thoughts everything seemed to be much easier and simpler than it really was, I expected to get pregnant as soon as I wished, but it wasn’t that simple. The first pregnancy was smooth, but my daughter’s birth was very troubled. Joana was born in 2002 with a weight of 2930kg and 45cm, from a very peaceful cesarean delivery but she had already been born with congenital pneumonia due to a broken bag not treated with antibiotics even before delivery.