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#1 WhimsicalDragonfly

Posted 31 December 2012 - 03:16 PM

I have sensitive skin and am preparing myself for the baby possibly also having sensitive skin, so thought I'd ask for some recommendations for brands/particular baby products - washes, lotions, nappy creams etc for the various ages/stages from newborn up.

#2 Feral_Pooks

Posted 31 December 2012 - 03:22 PM

DS has terrible eczema, he is 10 months old. We use...

Sudocream for nappy rash
QV bath oil and nothing else for the bath
QV kids balm for moisturizing and massage
Fragrance free wipes, either Aldi or Big W homebrand ones. I did use some huggies ultra sensitive wipes for DS as a newborn in hospital as they are very thick and great for cleaning of merconium.
Soft cotton face washers only, these are great as wipes too if you can be bothered.
Cotton clothing and bedding as much as is possible.
OMO sensitive laundry powder, you can get massive packets from big W for around 30 dollars and one of these lasted us 6 months.

#3 Isolabella

Posted 31 December 2012 - 03:29 PM

QV bath oil.

Moo Goo Scalp Cream as general moisturiser ( aso great for cradle cap).

Amolin baby laundry liquid. We use this for the whole family since DH and I had reactions to the OMO Sensitive.

Sorbeline cream on cotton makeup pads ( large ones) initially for nappy changes. Then EU Pampers Sensitive wipes ( plus EU pampers nappies) purchase at http://pampersnappies.com.au/mobile_index.php

Nappy cream sudo cream. No need for powders.

As my kids get older we use Gaia or the French Mustela items

Eta our kids were damned both DH and I have skin troubles. Whenever I go to the Dr they say " what did you expect?"

Edited by lsolaBella, 31 December 2012 - 03:44 PM.


#4 tick

Posted 31 December 2012 - 03:36 PM

My six month old has been washed in water only.  No shampoos or lotions.  I use avocado oil for moisturiser and after trying about 7000 different nappy rash creams I finally found "David Hosking's soothing and healing nappy rash cream" (from here http://www.hoskingspharmacy.com).  I also use it under the neck when the baby gets dribble rash.  Brilliant stuff!  Mind you, since I cut out dairy and soy from my diet, the nappy rash (and other rashes) are a thing of the past.  




#5 kwiggle

Posted 31 December 2012 - 03:41 PM

Keep in mind that your child could have skin that's tough as nails before you spend too much money on specialist products - the gene pool is a funny thing!

#6 podg

Posted 31 December 2012 - 03:49 PM

We love our stash of cloth nappy wipes. They clean SOOO much better than commercial ones, and use water only. We just put them in a bin lined with a waterproof washable bag, and hot wash them every few days.

#7 WhimsicalDragonfly

Posted 31 December 2012 - 03:52 PM

Kwiggle - haha, I know, they may win in the genetic lottery more than I have (and I'm hoping they do!), but looking at my gorgeously fair-skinned DH across from me, my hopes aren't that high!  I won't buy anything too fancy to begin with, I guess I just need a few recommendations for basic products to start with, then have ideas for other products up my sleeve if the baby is super-sensitive.

#8 CupOfCoffee

Posted 31 December 2012 - 04:10 PM

Another fan of QV bath oil (for my daughter who has eczema).

I use goats milk soap for her.

And unscented wipes (the curash unscented wipes didn't seem to bother her skin).

I don't go near Johnson and Johnson products.

#9 Camizebra

Posted 31 December 2012 - 04:30 PM

As an eczema sufferer my whole life, my poor little DS (3.5mo) now has the curse.  I wonder if it's hereditary or not?

Anyway, for him we use:

* Purity laundry liquid
* Huggies unscented wipes (but warm water and muslins with a squirt of wash for his epic poopsplosions)
* Gaia nappy cream.  He's never had nappy rash but I just use a smidge.
* Moogoo milky wash (I used to only wash him twice a week, with daily top and tails before bed, but now he's older and more active I'm doing a bath or shower every night as he seems a bit clammy/sweaty by the end of the day)
* Moogoo scalp cream (for some strange reason this works heaps better on his eczema than the actual Moogoo eczema cream)
* Lucas's pawpaw ointment on his eyelids to keep them hydrated
* Paediatric dermatologist prescribed 1% cortisone cream on his nasty red 'hot spots', which tend to be the corners of his eyes and lids and behind his ears.  I use this maybe twice a week if that.  The paed didn't want to mess around with eczema around his eyes apparently.

Good luck!

#10 WhimsicalDragonfly

Posted 31 December 2012 - 05:25 PM

Thanks everyone!

#11 Isolabella

Posted 31 December 2012 - 05:42 PM

Camizebra where do you get Purity from. Our woollies and Coles no longer stock it. It is my preferred item over the Amolin

#12 spear_maiden

Posted 31 December 2012 - 06:11 PM

HI WD

DS only now at almost 3 appears to be growing out of his eczema.  Getting out of nappies almost full time has been the only sure thing that has helped with all his rashes, eczema, on his bottom half etc.

We tried a few things with bad results when DS was little as it turned out not only does he have sensitive skin and a tendency for eczema, but he's allergic to zinc oxide.  He had a terrible reaction to the Moogoo scalp cream, and the sudocream the hospital insisted we put on him was actually giving him the rash not soothing it.  I felt awful we'd put him thru that when we realised sad.gif .

Things that helped DS' skin when he was a bub:
- instead of wipes, using soft cloths and water only for nappy changes (did this until DS was about 12mths, after that it was fragrance free wipes, first am nappy change is still a wet cloth tho)
- cloth nappies were better than disposables
- warmish water only in the bath
- bathing him every 2-3 days
- slathering him in sweet almond oil or jojoba oil nightly
- bepanthen nappy cream was/is the only cream that suits DS' skin
- lots, & lots, & lots of nappy off time on soft cotton/bamboo blankets
- used earth choice sensitive skin clothes detergent, and no other detergents/in wash stuff (still do this, tho can use other detergs now if they're "natural")
- a tied muslin cloth of rolled oats in the bath water we discovered when DS was a little older
- not using heater too much in winter, but layering clothes instead


A tip I've heard that is meant to help with lessening sensitive skin is not wiping bub's skin after birth until all the vernix has basically gone (a few days, a week).  In saying that, DS was 1.5wks old on receiving his first wipe down and bath; he still ended up with sensitive skin.

That's all I can remember, hope some of it helps if bub ends up with sensitive skin.
Cheers original.gif

#13 Tenacious C

Posted 31 December 2012 - 06:19 PM

DS has pretty sensitive skin like mum original.gif

No products in bath until 6 months. If his skin was dry I would just ad some olive oil to the water.

After 6 months I found moo goo milk wash to be good.

DS reacted to ALL commercial baby wipes so I use cloth wipes with water.

No powder for the bottom.

Cloth nappies rather than disposables.

Stay away from Johnsons products!

#14 FeralLIfeHacker

Posted 31 December 2012 - 06:21 PM

You've had great advice, something we found excellent when they get a little older (not sure how young it can be used) is Dermeze - it's in a tub at the chemist, it's clear and gooey but works a treat, it cleared up eczema several times on all my boys.

I also can't find Purity, I thought it was discontinued? I would so buy it again if I could find it.

#15 WhimsicalDragonfly

Posted 31 December 2012 - 06:29 PM

Thanks guys - I really appreciate all this info coming in!

#16 cira

Posted 31 December 2012 - 06:41 PM

we use QV bath oil but after reading a PP we might try olive oil instead.
We also use the Sukin range.

#17 noonehere

Posted 31 December 2012 - 06:45 PM

QV, goats milk or moo goo in this house. wipes are coles brand thick unscented


#18 indigo~

Posted 31 December 2012 - 10:22 PM

I use Purity for my DD's clothes and bedding etc as she also has eczema and I find it readily available at a few different Woolies stores. I'm in Brisbane.

#19 Camizebra

Posted 01 January 2013 - 09:23 PM

QUOTE (lsolaBella @ 31/12/2012, 06:12 PM) <{POST_SNAPBACK}>
Camizebra where do you get Purity from. Our woollies and Coles no longer stock it. It is my preferred item over the Amolin


I get it from Woolies at Unley in South Australia.  I agree with you as preferring over Amolin.  More than happy to try and ship some to you if you want  to PM me.  I know the shipping might be ridiculous due to the weight of the bottles, but it's great stuff!

#20 Isolabella

Posted 01 January 2013 - 09:29 PM

I have since found some wholesalers who sell it. Thanks for the offer.

#21 Klinkalink

Posted 01 January 2013 - 09:29 PM

We use a mixture of cloth and disposable wipes on DS1, who has very sensitive skin. The only dispoisable wipes that he doesn't react to are Wotnot wipes.

Otherwise, I wouldn't worry about bath products, plain water is just fine to wash them in. QV cream is wonderful as a moisturiser.

#22 WhimsicalDragonfly

Posted 06 January 2013 - 08:37 PM

Thanks everyone, I've learnt a lot about alternatives to usual J & J stuff and baby wipes. Much appreciated!

#23 Jaelyn123

Posted 24 January 2013 - 12:57 PM

Looks like you have had heaps of advice  happy.gif
but thought id quickly add my cents as I myself have sensitive skin and found my daughter did also.
I have found using sensitive laundry detergent at half strength, Natoy's Nature's Bub Baby Balm and Massage Oil, Gaia baby body and hair wash all good.  Babies not really need soap though so I would only use it now and then. Hope this helps  original.gif

#24 Charli73

Posted 02 February 2013 - 03:46 AM

Just adding my DS skin flared up with QV oil so we use Gaia hair and body wash..

Moo Goo scalp cream and their eczema/psoriasis lotion is fabulous too for nappy rash esp when it's fungal based..

#25 ~Supernova~

Posted 02 February 2013 - 06:47 AM

Gaia and Moo Goo here.




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