If you have a child with sensitive skin, allergies, eczema, or other skin irritations, you’ve
probably already found out that sometimes choosing the right product to bath and
moisturize your child’s skin can be confusing. There are more baby bath products on the
market right now than ever before, and all of them claim to be the best! So which ones
are really great for your child’s sensitive skin, and which products will help cut down on
itching, sooth irritations, and keep your child’s skin hydrated and soft?
The first thing you should look for in finding the perfect bathing products for you baby
is ingredients. You aren’t going to have to master any Latin or learn any technical
languages to understand what’s in that bottle, though! The truth is that the more plain
and simple the list of ingredients is, the better off you are. The old rule that ‘if you
can’t pronounce it, you shouldn’t use it’ may definitely y apply here! Look for products
that contain the bare essentials. Oatmeal, real essential oils, pure water, zinc and other
minerals, herbal formulas, and all natural cleansers are the way to go, and you’ll be
thrilled to find how easy it can be to get these products even at regular shops these days.
Another thing to keep in mind when selecting bath products for children with sensitive
skin is moisturizers. One of the best things you can do after giving your child a soothing
bath is to lock in the hydration with a gentle yet effective lotion or full body moisturizer.
Make sure to avoid the thick, chemical-filled, and highly scented stuff – it usually isn’t
what works well. Instead, opt for products that use all natural, organic, non-comedogenic
(won’t clog pores), and light ingredients. It’s better to have a gentle lotion that needs to
be applied several times each day than a thick or heavy product that claims to last the
whole day through. Chances are if a lotion stays on that long, it’s using heavy petroleum
or mineral oils – and those simply make things worse.
Taking a few extra minutes to get to know the brands and ingredients you use will keep
you in the know, and will ensure that you always have high-end bathing products for your
child on hand. It’s amazing how much bathing and moisturizing can help control all kinds
of skin issues all year long!
What are your favorite soaps, shampoos, and lotions? Please share them below in
the comments section!