I have failed to find a soap for my baby

Judith - posted on 03/04/2010 ( 20 moms have responded )

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My baby's skin reacts to soaps every time i bathe him. I had stopped using soaps on him from the time he was 2weeks until he turned 10moths. But when i resumed using them, his skin is so rough ans dry. can some one please tell me what i can do. All the soaps that the pediatric doctor recommended have not worked either.

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Alyssa - posted on 03/07/2010

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I use Burts Bees hair & body wash and it works really well. For his dry skin I actually use plain olive oil, it works really good if you put it on right after their bath plus its all natural. As one other mom suggested bathing every other day might help also. Hope this helps and I would love to know what you find that works :)

Amanda - posted on 03/14/2010

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Both of my children have sensitivities to scent and chemical products. My 9 month old daughter reacts to ANYTHING baby powder scented, including in diapers and lotions and even if I use unscented/non alcohol baby wipes ~either too much or on her face~ she breaks out in a rash or gets really dry, ashy, and sometimes scabby. My 5 yr old son has reactions to different lotions, shampoos, baby washes than his sister. He tends to get really dry, ashy skin, and sometimes scabby skin when he reacts.

Burt's Bees makes baby products now. I swear by the baby bee's products. They run about $10 for an 8 ounce bottle, but it is about as natural as you can get. This is the only product line I've been able to find that both of my children do not react to. i've tried probably everything else, including over the counter, prescription, and products that are supposed to be great for eczema. I thought if it was great for skin conditions it would be great for sensitivities...

Jaime - posted on 03/12/2010

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You might try Arbonne Baby Care. It's motto is pure, safe, beneficial. Their soap can be used for babies with sensitive skin. They also make baby lotion. I've used on my daughter. It worked great and smells great too. Only drawback is that you'll have to order online unless you know an Arbonne consultant.
Hope you find something that works!

Helene - posted on 03/08/2010

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I agree with the recommendation for Burt's Bees. My daughter has extremely sensitive skin so we bathe her every other day with Burt's Bees. And we make sure that all of the soap is completely washed off by using a hose attachment on the faucet - dry her & immediately smear a thick layer of Cetaphil cream all over her body. This has really helped her dryness & she has not had any reaction to this combination. Hope this helps! =)

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Stephanie - posted on 03/18/2010

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umm. when my son was born the doctor recommened dove hypoallergenic for sensitive skin. there is no scent. and it moisturizes their skin.

Ehmz - posted on 03/14/2010

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I tried OILATUM soap recommended by my baby's Pedia. It's good for dry and sensitive skins. Try it.

Allison - posted on 03/14/2010

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Do you really need soap right now? How dirty can he be? I've found that water works pretty well to keep things relatively clean - it's not like babies have body oder or anything.

Does he react to baby wipes/diaper solution on his diaper area? Can you use wipes to clean the dirty areas, like where his knees get dirty from crawling or where food gets all over his face and neck?

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my daughter has really sensitive skin the johnsons would make her alll red and splotchy so i use dove sensitive on her seems to work great for her good luck

Annemarie - posted on 03/10/2010

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My eldest son has very bad skin and we found that E45 shampoo, Aveeno bath oil and lotions and Eucherin have all worked wonders on him. He is now 4. I use Halos n' Horns on my youngest who is 10 months which again is great xxx

Ariana - posted on 03/09/2010

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My daughter doesn't have any skin issues other than brands of diapers and wipes. But when I was pregnant I researched everything I could about anything and everything. Especially if it came to something I was putting on my babies skin cause I didn't know if she was going to be sensitive to the fragrance shampoos and body washes. I bought this brand called Mustela. They sell it at Babies R Us. All the reviews I've read on it were excellent. And every time I have an allergic reaction on my skin due to allergies, or sometimes perfumes I use her shampoo and body wash and cause it feels really good. Hope this helped!

Cesiah - posted on 03/09/2010

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I just started using Aveeno baby and the lotion as well and they have worked wonders for my son, i hope you are able to find something for your son!

Jennifer - posted on 03/09/2010

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Take a look at the products you are using....did you know that BABY & CHILDREN SHAMPOOS
Contains: QUATERNIUM-15 (FORMALDEHYDE) - Carcinogenic, known to cause cancer, kidney and liver damage. DEA,TEA,MEA - Hormone disruptor's, cancer causing agents. PROPYLENE GLYCOL - Neurotoxin and can cause kidney and liver damage. PHTHALATES - Can impact birth outcomes, including gestational age and birth weight, can cause low fertility and anatomical abnormalities related to the male genitalia in early puberty.
I was shocked at this....I now use Renew lotion, and bath items, also Koala kids bath wash on my children. The renew is a favorite in our house...helps with all skin types. If your interested in learning more let me know. I would love to share safer products for you and your family at a fraction of the cost of what your spending now.
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or my phone 262-325-5179

Tawnya - posted on 03/09/2010

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Johnson and Johnson Shea Butter formula. It is sometimes hard to find but that is all that I use. My sons skin stays moist. He is Puerto RIcan so I had to find one that would work well on his skin. He was even diagnosed with Eczema and the body wash and body lotion has been doing its job.

Amy - posted on 03/07/2010

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Couldn't recommend Aqueous cream enough. My little girl can't use any scented soaps, so we all use aqueous cream. It's an emollient and a cream so you can use it in the bath as a soap and after the bath to moisturise. Docs can prescribe it but you can buy it from any pharmacy too. Hope this helps :)

Mindy - posted on 03/07/2010

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My daughter has Eczema pretty bad so we go through this alot. I only bath her every other day, I use aveno baby wash but make sure to rinse her very well with clean water and never let her sit in soapy water. I usually start draining the tub as I am washing her and have a container with clean water to poor over her to rinse off. Then I use cetaphil (the cream works better than the lotion) after her baths. If she gets a really dry itchy patch I will put a cortisone cream on it.

Stephanie - posted on 03/07/2010

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I only use an all natural organic soap called aleva naturals http://www.alevanaturals.com/ .baby 2 in 1 hair and body wash on my son.You can buy it in Walmart.Then I use safflower oil on him after his bath.His skin has been rash and cradle cap free and my hands[I has eczema]have cleared up beautifully too.I hope it works for your baby.Good luck.

Emili - posted on 03/07/2010

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i use johnsons shea and cocoa butter soap for my little one. she has super dry skin and this along with palmers cocoa butter lotion seems to work good.

Janessa - posted on 03/06/2010

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Hey Judith my son has the same problem as your son have your tried cetaphil it workss for my son and for lotion i use eucerin.

Kari - posted on 03/06/2010

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Have you tried soap from a health food store? Just a thought, sorry I can't be of more help.

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