What kind of clothing should I choose for baby with sensitive skin?

Lynny - posted on 10/19/2009 ( 10 moms have responded )

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My baby got skin rash and it looks like it just started. I'm pretty sure it is clothing problem. She has sensitive skin. What kind of clothing should I choose for baby?

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User - posted on 03/11/2011

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There are many factors that contribute to skin irritation but certain clothing can help. Check out www.tagsoutbabyclothing.com. This clothing does not have stamps or tags on the inside of the clothing. Also available at sears.ca.

Dianne - posted on 10/19/2009

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My baby too has sensitive skin, i wash his clothes separately in dreft and i use All clear for our clothes. He had bad baby acne and dry scalp and his neck had rashes, i stopped using all johnson and johnson products as i discovered this agrevates it and switched to cetaphil bath wash and lotion on recommendation of the pediatrician and dove sensitive bath wash and vaseline intensive care sensitive on recommendation of a friend who had gone through it, everything immediately cleared up and now he only gets a mild breakout of baby acne now and then, but i understand that that is more as a result of hormones. Good luck. He can comfortably wear all the clothing i have bought so far.

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Oh! Forgot to add - I think they usually recommend 100% cotton clothing for babies with sensitive skin, and to make sure there aren't any scratchy parts on the inside of the clothes (like the back of an applique' or embroidery). And always wash new clothes before putting them on baby. :)

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I'm another one agreeing with the detergent theory. Try to get a detergent free of dyes, fragrance, or brighteners. Also, if you use fabric softener, quit that, too. Get a set of dryer balls (they have them at Target, WalMart, Babies R Us, etc.) to use for softening your laundry, rather than anything with chemicals in/on it. Also be aware of what kind of soaps & lotions you use on your hands and face - those transfer to baby really easily!

Erin - posted on 10/19/2009

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I have to agree that it more likely the detergent than the fabric. Having said that I would stick with cotton fabrics if you can. I also have kids with sensitive skin and I use products from a company called Melalueca for all of us. The have over 400 products for your house and your personal care including dye-free, scent free detergent and fabric softner and really fabulous lotions and soaps that are all natural. If you want more info please just reply and I can point you in the right direction.

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Riche - posted on 10/19/2009

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My Daughter was about 2 months old she developed eczema. Her Dr. prescribed an ointment, but in addition to that it isn't in the clothes you buy, but the products you use. Use only baby products that are fragrance & dye free. Try using Aveeno baby for bath time. Mr. Bubble makes a fragrance & dye free bubble bath. Use only free laundry detergent for all your childs clothing & wash them seperate from yours and double rinse. My Daughter is almost 2 years now, and has skin as soft as if she never had irritated skin..... Good luck :)

Katarina - posted on 10/19/2009

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I would also say it's the detergent's fault. You have to use detergent wthout dyes or scents. Also try to brew chamomille and add that to your baby's bath water. I also use olive oil to massage my baby's skin....really helps !

Brandy - posted on 10/19/2009

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Gerber makes organic onesies that I saw that don't use artificial fibres or colors but really it's more likely the soap you are using than the clothing. We use ivory laundry soap. It's the white bottle with the baby on the front. And if the rash gets worse or persists, you should take her to a doctor because it might not be that at all. It could be an allergy or something too.

Natalie - posted on 10/19/2009

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to be honest its not the clothing that affects sensitive skin its washing them in a non bio like persils before placing them on your baby. if that helps.

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