Does your baby have sensitive skin? My niece does. But who knew? Sensitive skin doesn’t run in our family, she isn’t particularly fair and she doesn’t have any specific allergies that we know of. But for some reason little Lainey Bug has had raised red itchy patches all over her body since shortly after she was born. She was constantly wiggling and trying to scratch herself and was a poor sleeper due to discomfort. Thinking it was eczema, her parents took her to the pediatrician who said, no, it wasn’t eczema, just ‘sensitive skin’ and to stop using all products on her skin. Then she gave them medicated cream.
Not wanting to use medicated cream unless it proved necessary, they stopped using their highly scented commercial laundry detergent, the hypoallergenic Live Clean Baby Wash and Johnson & Johnson Baby Lotion. But then they were unsure of how to keep Lainey’s laundry and skin clean and they asked me for help.
I suggested Charlie’s Soap for her laundry. It’s biodegradeable, non-toxic, cloth diaper safe and great for all skin types (not to mention free of artificial fragrances). Plus the company has been around for over 100 years. How’s that for a track-record? Then I switched them onto the Delish Naturals’ Skin Care Line. Safe, effective and great for the whole family, Delish Naturals’ products are handmade in small batches right here in Canada so we know exactly what’s in it and time and time again it has shown how great it is for a baby’s skin with nourishing natural ingredients. Lastly, we made sure she was in cloth diapers – free from carcinogens and plastics and more breathable for her bum.
And what happened you ask? Well she’s better of course! The red patches are completely gone, the itchiness has subsided, she no longer squirms and fusses and she started sleeping better. How long did it take to see a change? 3 days. Just 3 days. Sometimes I think we take for granted how delicate the skin of a little human really is. And even if your baby doesn’t have ‘sensitive skin’ it’s nice to know the products you’re putting on them are the gentlest there are right?
This is why we carry Charlie’s Soap and the Delish Naturals Skin Care Line. Not because they make us lots of money, not because we get a kick-back from a big multi-national company, but because they’re safe, they’re effective, and they make my niece feel better.
Love you Lainey Bug!
Baby wipes (even ‘sensitive’ or ‘hypoallergenic’ ones) are one of the biggest offenders we see for babies that have persistent bum rashes when using cloth diapers. Delicate baby skin often can’t handle the necessary preservatives they have to put in them to keep them bacteria free. Cloth wipes and warm water fixes that problem and will save you about $100 a year.