Parents! Don’t you sometimes feel like your life revolves around your child’s skin? Sometimes it’s a struggle to find products that play nicely with your baby’s skin! Here are some products that I absolutely LOVE for Baby G.
- Drapolene Diaper Cream
Drapolene is a much loved product among my family members! It is a diaper cream that my Grandma used in Scotland, and often brought it back to Canada from Scotland for her kids and grand-kids (and now her great grand-kids like Baby G). I don’t want to overgeneralize and say that this cream is miraculous, but it is! I have been lucky enough to say that G has not had any bad rashes in his 3 1/2 months, and I can thank Drapolene! While I use Coconut Oil for G’s normal days, I put a bit of Drapolene when he seems a bit red or spotty, and they don’t last a full 24 hours! I have even used it for some of his baby acne and other rashes that have arose, all short lived! It is also good for burns, though I personally haven’t tested it on G because he’s never been burnt.
2. Aveeno Soothing Relief Creamy Wash
Poor G, he got his Mum’s sensitive skin, which means that his skin reacts to a lot of soaps and lotions. We stocked up on this soap while I was still pregnant, and I used it on myself for a while to test it out (and to get Bomber used to baby smells) and it is so gentle! Neither G or I have had any reaction to it!
I mix this soap and a bit of baking soda in G’s baths to keep his skin at ease!
3. Skinfix Gentle Eczema Balm
As I said before, G has his Mum’s sensitive skin, and my Dad found this lotion and it has had such a different from the lotion we had when he was a newborn! It definitely helps with the dryness in the air here in Northern Manitoba, we’ve been hitting -30 to -40 C lately!
4. Aveeno Calming Comfort Lotion
For good skin days, and before bed, I often put this Lavender-Vanilla scented lotion to help him calm down for bed (which all mums know is sometimes a struggle!) This is the only scented lotion that I haven’t had a reaction to!
5. Baby Oil with Aloe Vera Gel
G has gotten a few bouts of Cradle Cap (or as I’ve been affectionately calling it, Cradle Crap) and while I tried coconut oil and a few other methods, using a bottle of Baby Oil Gel that I was gifted that I never thought I would use has given me the fastest results! All I do is put a dime sized amount on the problem area 2-3 a week and after rubbing it in I massage his head by rubbing a baby brush (which he got as a gift from his cousin L) in circular motions over the problem area, then I wipe the excess away and brush his hair normally. I then make sure I wash his hair really well the next bathtime!
What products can you not live without? Let me know in the comments!
Until next time,
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