Baby with Sensitive Skin! What bath products and lotions have you used successfully?

Carol - posted on 02/18/2009 ( 24 moms have responded )

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My baby girl has been responding to her bath products by breaking into pink rashes on her chest and back. I've already switched from J&J products to Aveeno body & shampoo wash and burt's bee's baby bee body lotion for afterwards. She still gets little rashes here and there.

Any suggestions? I've heard great things about cetaphil.

Haven't brought her to the paed yet as it hasn't been bothering her and it's not too bad yet, just annoying to me and a bit worrisome.

Thanks Mums!

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Autumn - posted on 02/22/2009

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Well, my 4 month old doesnt have sensitive skin, but my 2 year old had it really bad. Same thing, really bad rashes!!  So here is what i did.  I changed my laundry detergent to a fragrance free degergent.  Also i started using the Huggies brand for sensitive skin, not sure what it is called now, i'm pretty sure it is in the white bottle.  It worked wonders on her skin!!!  Hope it works out for you!

Princess - posted on 02/22/2013

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you may want to try aquaphor for babies. my daughter had the same body reaction with J&J and aquaphor vaseline solved the problem within a few days

Jackie - posted on 02/20/2009

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I had the same problem, and still am but his is with ezcema.



but i have found the dove baby liquid soap helped him sooo much, i tried the aveeno and it didnt' really help him either.



and if any of them have a bit of ezcema i put a humidifer in his room cause he has croup and a head cold and the humidifer is helping wonders with it.

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Make sure you wash her clothes in gentle soap too and run it through an extra rinse. I don't use fabric softener either. Same goes for her bedding too. It does make a difference.

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Gaylene - posted on 03/15/2014

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Seaweed bath products use the unscented shampoo and body wash and the hand butter cream for the cheeks even the little butt cheeks. All natural perfect for sensitive ski.

Kelsi J - posted on 12/31/2013

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my two year old son and almost one year old daughter just came back from their grandmas house with a bad rash on their backs and chest...im debating on taking them to the ped. tomorrow .. i dont know what to do. apparantly my mom has been using a burts bees all natural baby wash on them during bath time. i dont really know why she did this, i have used j&j baby bath since they were both born and have never had either of them break out in a rash. i am kind of freaking out because i have never dealt with this before. my question is.. should i take them to the dr tomorrow? or will this rash go away and if so how long does it usually take? can someone please respond to this..... thanks-- kelsi z.

Gjevo - posted on 05/20/2013

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Jodi - posted on 02/22/2009

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Are you using fabric softner? If you are, stop on her cloths and see if that is what is causing the rash. My son had very sensitive skin too. But J&J worked fine for him. It just could not be the sented stuff. Same went for the baby wipes and lotions. Hope this helps.

Brooke - posted on 02/22/2009

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I also use Aquaphor on his face. It's thicker than the lotion so it's, in my opinion, less likely to get in his eyes. It works well on his face.

Brooke - posted on 02/22/2009

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I use All free and clear detergent, Dove unscented, sensitive body wash, and Vaseline intensive rescue clinical therapy lotion. It's in a box in the lotion isle at Walmart. I've tried every other lotion possible! And nothing else worked. I told my pediatrician what I'm using because she commented on my son's skin being great. She is now telling other patients about this lotion. Good luck!

Glenda - posted on 02/20/2009

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my daughter has the same problem, try arbonne baby line www.arbonne.com

also not sure if you use fabric softener in your laundry, if so do not use any for her cloths or your shirts, you can add 1/2 cup of vinegar to the rinse cycle to help soften instead.

Alison - posted on 02/19/2009

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My doctor also suggested the Dove Sensitive Skin liquid soap and its working wonderfully. I use the unscented Aveeno after baths.

Amy - posted on 02/19/2009

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I use the Mustela brand of bath products. I love them! I know that they have a sensitive skin brand too. They even have a line for babies with eczema. They sell it at Babys R Us. My little girl has a rash too, but it is just dry skin from the winter. She had it all over. Are you in a cold climate. My Ped. recommended using Aquaphor lotion and it has helped a lot. Goodluck!

Michelle - posted on 02/19/2009

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I use Shaklee's Shampoo and Baby bath as well as the baby lotion. It's formulated for sensitive skin. As a matter of fact I made the hospital use it on my baby when they were giving her first bath. I wanted to keep my baby free of harmful chemicals as much as possible from the start.

Christine - posted on 02/19/2009

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My daughter was getting horrible rashes...  i switched to dove for sensitive skin.  I wash her with it every-other night, and on alternate nights i use aveeno baby oatmeal bath- she just soaks in it, and that's enough.  After the bath, make sure not to wipe dry, just pat, and apply some aquaphore or vaseline while the skin is still moist- that will help lock some of that moisture in.  My daughters rashes were so bad that she was scratching her skin until ashe bled- I had to use hydrocortisone (dr's orders) to get it under control, then I switched her bath products.  I've been doing this ever since, and haven't had a problem... good luck!

Soffie - posted on 02/19/2009

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Baby dove seems to not make my son react like the J & J did as for the cream Aveeno was not so good for him either i found that using Baby oil after his bath is one way or a little vaseline works great too...My girlfriends baby is highly allergic too and her ped said use vaseline for after the bath... Hope this is helpfull

Fleur - posted on 02/18/2009

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Hi there, Not sure if available in your area but Weleda products are lovely, especially the calandula bath products & just a tiny amount is all you need & it smells great. :o)

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I use products from Melaleuca, and I find that they work great for my girl. No breakouts yet. Unfortunately a lot of bath & body products do have stuff in them that I don't want to put on my baby, such as formaldehyde. The Melaleuca products don't have this at all, and are designed to be safer & healthier. You can't get them in a store and I don't sell them, but if you're interested I can let you know how to get them. Feel free to contact me.

Good luck and I hope you find something that works!
~Esther
http://littlefield.advancingwithus.com

Jennifer - posted on 02/18/2009

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My son has very sensitve skin, I cream him head to toe twice a day! I use the Aveeno Baby Soothing Relief Cream and Body wash. It is the only thing that works!!!

Ninette - posted on 02/18/2009

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You can use Epizone E to bath her and use UEA as a moisturiser - it does not smell like "baby" but it does help!!! You can still use baby powder to get the "baby" smell...

Ninette - posted on 02/18/2009

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You can use Epizone E to bath her and use UEA as a moisturiser - it does not smell like "baby" but it does help!!! You can still use baby powder to get the "baby" smell...

Ninette - posted on 02/18/2009

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You can use Epizone E to bath her and use UEA as a moisturiser - it does not smell like "baby" but it does help!!! You can still use baby powder to get the "baby" smell...

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