Allergic to baby wipes??

Tasha - posted on 03/16/2010 ( 21 moms have responded )

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Is any one else's children allergic to baby whipes... My son is 4 months old now.. he was fine up until he was 3 months old.. then he started getting these blister looking this around his groin area but not any where on his butt.. and i thought that was weird.. so my husband did some research and he came up with diaper rash so thats what we thought it was... then it kept getting worse and it got really red and even more blister type things... so then he did more research and he found this link that a lady had been in health care for many years and she said she has seen this a lot... We were using the pampers sensative whipes along with sensative diapers... So the lady had said that a lot of babies are just allergic to whipes no matter how "sensative" they say the formula is for the whipes.. it can still make the babies break out... so we stopped using the whipes and we just use water and paper towles or soft wash cloth.. and it went away within like 3 days.. we used the desatin along with the change to paper towles and wash cloth... I have never heard of this before.. and just wondering how sensative our son's skin is going to be my husband and i have some what sensative skin some body washes break me out and my husbands face is very sensative so lol just curious as to if any one else has heard of this before?

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Faith - posted on 03/19/2010

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My oldest when he was a newborn had the same problem. I eventually resorted to buying plain white viva paper towels and mixing up a batch of water and hypo aveno baby wash together. Remove the cardboard roll and put into a upright plastic container w lid and made my own roll of wipes. Like the cheap ones that they use to sell in the round tubs. Good luck keeping everything clear. Hopefully your lil guy will outgrow this allergy. =)

Rosalie - posted on 06/15/2013

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i am allergic to baby wipes, face paint, nail polish remover and soap/ handwash and have been since i was a baby. I break out in a horrible itchy rash and sore blisters. I reccommend the simple range, as the have no allergens or irritants

Niki - posted on 03/16/2010

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most babywipes (even the sensative ones) and baby lotions are full of really harsh dangerous chemicals, that should be nowhere near a babys skin! they use them because its cheaper than using natural ingredients, and because not that many babies brea out in rashes like yours (although the chemicals are still being absorbed into their bodys and doing other damage) they are allowd to used them. These companies are there to make money, and dont care how they do it - it makes me so sad! I used paper towels with water - which worked fine and was much cheaper too! just make sure that anything you put onto your child including lotions, balms, soaps, laundry powders etc are all natural and chemical free - it might be a bit more expensive, but you cant put a price on you childrens health- especially if it means preventing more serious health problems like eczema, asthma, allergies and cancers from developing.

Trista - posted on 03/06/2011

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My daughter is 9 months, just yesterday I opened a pack of the Walmart Brand diapers (Parent's Choice) that her dad had put in our cart the other day. I didn't notice until after I used them that it said "Fresh Scent" we've used regular wipes no problem but she broke out in this TERRIBLE rash. It looked like a bruise and she screams every time I try to wipe when she poo's. (Been using warm water instead)

I threw all three packs and we've gone back to sensitive. I hope it goes away just as quick for us. I feel so terrible. ):

Samantha - posted on 03/18/2010

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I found that Triple Paste works best for Diaper Rash! I like the diaper Rash creams that are more of a past then a lotion they stick to the skin better and are harder to wipe away then creams like destine

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Krystal L - posted on 03/16/2013

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my daughter just born one week ago has this same rash going on ill have too try paper towels and water as well and see if it goes away...

Theresia - posted on 03/19/2010

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my siblings and I were allergic to pampers when we were babies, and all of our babies are allergic to pampers as well.

Jennifer - posted on 03/18/2010

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I never had problems with this with my 3 oldest children. We always used huggies wipes so when we had our 4th thats what we bought. She got a rash that would go away either. We tried pampers, parents choice, and a few others and she still had the rash. My sister in law bought me some kirkland wipes from costco for my baby shower so I tried those and it went away. We had to use them till she was about a year old. Now we can use the huggies brand. I don't know if this has something to do with the fact that she had a milk allergy diagnosed at about the same time or not.

Elizabeth - posted on 03/18/2010

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Also, the Aveeno line of products are very sensitive and work great for us!!! Diaper rash cream, bath wash, lotion, everything.

Elizabeth - posted on 03/18/2010

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My son is 2 and we still use huggies natural because everything else broke him out. We had the same problem as you when we tried something new, then a few days after stopping, it would go away.

Natalie - posted on 03/17/2010

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You can get babies wipes at a health shop that have no chemicals in them i purchase those for my nephew because he was allergic to wipes. These are awesome you can get them ant Natural stores.

Tasha - posted on 03/17/2010

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yeah the parents choice whipes we had broke him out too well so I thought but now i am starting to think that he may have some kind of yest in his urin thats causeing him to break out since he doesnt have any of those bumps or antyhing on his butt... doesnt make since

Rachelle - posted on 03/17/2010

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my daughter can only use huggies brand for wipes and diappers and only the natral diappers she can't use johnsons baby wash either... i found parents choice was horrible for makeing her break out

Tasha - posted on 03/17/2010

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Really I may have to try that... I also found out today.. that he may have something in his urin because the rash type thing is only around his groin area not on his little butt... so my mom is a nurse and the girls she works with were asking about that.. saying it was weird that it wasnt on his butt if it was whipes because i whipe his butt with them too ... so the doctor said it may be some kind of yest in his urin.. so im going to try some other creams to see if it hekps.. keeping my fingers crossed.

Samantha - posted on 03/17/2010

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My son has eczema, so every thing i buy for him has to be fragrance free and hypoallergenic. I buy mine at Sam's Club in Bulk, and put them in a wipe warmer so they are not cold on his skin

Tasha - posted on 03/17/2010

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That is what we were using the Pampers sensative.. then i used the parents choice kind what do you know those broke him out too .. so not sure if its just whipes in genral or what!

Angela - posted on 03/16/2010

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I have actually found that the pampers wipes are the worst as far as leaving my little girl with spots. I think they just have too much stuff on them for her skin. The store brand is better for her and cheaper.

Tasha - posted on 03/16/2010

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Thank you .. the paper towles seem to be working okay they just seem to leave a lot of white stuff behind lol.. i liked the whipes cause it looked like he was cleaned off.. but i am just scared of trying something else and then him breaking out again lol one thing after another haha

Jen - posted on 03/16/2010

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Yeah I've heard of it before. Some babies can be allergic to diapers and wipes. My daughter was never allergic, but we buy our wipes in bulk from Sam's Club and their wipes are fragrance free and hypoallergenic. So if you find the paper towels just aren't cutting it you could try those or cloth wipes like someone else suggested. Hope your little one's bottom clears up. :)

Tasha - posted on 03/16/2010

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Really thank you I didn't know that we will have to try those and see how he does with them!

Amanda - posted on 03/16/2010

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haven't heard of that before but just thought i'd let you know they sell cloth wipes at babies-r-us

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