Please Note: This is me sharing our experiences and what worked for us personally. I am in no way a medical professional and you should always seek the advice of your own doctor should you have any concerns.
So we are all going to agree that there really is nothing like the soft skin and smell of a baby – am I right, or am I right ladies?!?! But being so little and often have sensitive skin, babies and young kids can sometimes experience some skin issues and irritations.
Both my girls have suffered from cradle cap, the dreaded bum irritation from teething and some seasonal eczema issues! So I’ve put together a little list of the remedies and products we’ve used to help ease these issues!
So instead of bathing the girls every night, we actually do two-three baths a week and quick showers the rest of the time. This meaning we’re not always using products that strip the skin of their natural oils.
I’ve also started giving them a bath in slightly cooler water, which seems to irritate their skin a lot less.
Rashes and Eczema
Since Annabelle was a baby she’s had issues with eczema. We didn’t want to go down the road of steroidal creams if we could avoid it and luckily with a few simple non invasive treatments we haven’t had to!
Throughout the year we go to salt therapy sessions at Salts of The Earth. This is not just great for resolving eczema but for coughs and colds too.
Also using a body lotion to keep skin hydrated helps, we use the Stelatopia Moisturising Cream from Mustela.
So another thing we changed was the washing power we used. Before I used to buy a generic bulk powder that I wasn’t sure of ingredients. But after many people made suggestions we switched to Eco Store Laundry Liquid and it’s been amazing. Clothes are much softer and it doesn’t appear to be irritating their skin at all.
So I know a lot of parents will know all about the dreaded bum rash that comes from teething. The red raw, sometimes even bleeding from what seems like acidic poo!
Both my girls suffer really bad from this and I’ve found that some products can irritate it more, or just wouldn’t even stick when it was so bad! We use the Mustela 1,2,3 Barrier Cream to treat any kind of skin irritation caused by teething or nappies and it works super well!
So again, both girls had this from birth quite bad! I tried all the tips and tricks other mums gave me like olive oil and coconut oil, even a soft baby toothbrush to remove it – nope just mangled it in some more haha
We started using Mustela Baby Foaming shampoo and it worked really well to ease the flakiness and eventually resolved it completely!
Sunscreen is a hard one I think, so many out there that either irritate skin or just don’t even work. So I’m still yet to find something I love yet. The closest is Ego Sunsense Sensitive, but it goes on so thick and white and takes about 500 showers to get it off, but at least it gets the job done and this is one of the only ones that doesn’t irritate my girls skin!