View Full Version : What to use for sensitive skin???
Hi all just wanted to know if anyone has any advice on baby shampoo, baby wash, creams etc for bubs with really sensitive skin. I just want to be prepared because skin sensitivity runs in the family.
We have had to cut absolutely everything except:
QV Bath oil for washing
Sorbolene for moisturising
Am-o-lin as nappy cream
Huggies wipes for nappy cleanups
Johnsons products seem to be the worst for us, including the powders and bath oil. They contain sodium laureth sulfate which is basically detergent.
As soon as we stopped all og the bath washes/additives and began using QV Oil and started moisturising daily with sorbolene Ava's skin has returned to baby soft and non irritated!
I used only bably sorbelene cream on Em when she was born, she had very sensitive and very dry skin. Used it for daily massage and baths. There is a website I came across that will send out samples: www.gaiaskinnaturals.com
they have products for baby. They also smell great! All organic ingredients, nothing that can irritate baby's skin.
I sent for the samples and received them and then was too scared to try using them in case she had a flare up. Might give them a go now!
Give them a go Kirsty, they say there are no sulphates, and other 'badies' in them and all ingredients are derived from natural sources. So I don't see why they would get a reaction. Good luck and let us know how you go!;)
My little girl Is MEGA sensitive!!!!
Ive only been using nany oil occasionly in the bath -
She gets dry skin or breaks out in a rash if I use anything else
The Gaia products are great. I also like www.aromababy.com
I agree that the QV products are excellent.
And if flare-ups happen, try MediHoney for eczema.
We use QV, there is a great kiddie range and we use it for us now aswell.
I use Amolin sensitive wet one on DS, as my brothers and I were all alergic to wet ones. He hasn't reacted, and I haven't tried any others. They are great, nice a wet so everything comes off easily.
Don't bother with baby wash until bubs is a bit older and then just squeeze a little of one designed for sesitive skin in the bathwater. I still don't use any soap or wash on my kids and they are nearly 3 and 5. I do use johnsons baby shampoo on the whole family though and only ever a small amount.
If bub has sensitive skin, use soft clean facecloths (obviously dedicated to this purpose only) and warm water at nappy change time. If you are out and about put them pre-wet into a snaplock bag.
I have found that neither of my kids reacted to bepanthen cream for their little bottoms, but I only ever used a cream if necessary ... just washed their bottom at every change.
If you are looking at using disposable nappies, then try to get hold of Woolworth homebrand nappies. I'm not sure that they come in newborn, but they are the only ones that ds doesn't react to. I have been unable to get them for a while and his little bottom isn't looking too happy at the moment (only slightly bumpy, but not clear like normal!).
Thanks guys! Just another anoying question....
What do you wash bub's clothes in? People have suggested sunlight soap but others told me that won't be good for sensitive skin?
Would high;y recommend Lux soap flakes (for washing everything your babies clothes - bedding etc)) - they are as pure and natural as you can get - know lots of families with sensitive bubbies who use it with no problems - don't know if you can use it in front loaders though - Sorbelene is the best but usually you don't really need to use anything - unless bubbies skin is exceptionally dry or the doc says to
Sometimes combinations flare things up
e.g. might be fine with x brand cream and Y brand washing powder but when both used at the same occasion it causes a flare up - the less irritants at a time the better - watch when you introduce new foods too - can cause skin issues
Hope this helps !!!!!
DS's skin reacts to most of the sensitive products so we use a cup of rolled oats tied into a stocking and lather it up in the bath it makes the water turn milky colour and leaves bub smelling divine as well as helps to calm down are flare ups etc!:)
Amolin sensitive is great for washing bubs clothes in. When we moved to Australia, Daniel reacted to all laundry powders/liquids (just a rash - nothing serious) so after much trial and error, we found the Amolin and Biozet were ok.
I agree with the QV....my bubs skin is sensitive. We bath him QV bath oil.....and had no probs.
We use wipes call swispers......we get them from franklins or IGA....we find they are the only ones that don't make him come out in a rash.
Mrs Little & Son.
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