One of the most frustrating challenge that we were faced as new parents was dealing with Zoey’s extremely sensitive skin. Which came as a surprised as I never thought twice about the possibility of having to deal with this problem.
I was well prepared before she was born. Bought a typical baby body wash and never looked back. Never thought twice. Until one day when we were finally ready to bathe her. Her skin had an extreme reaction to the wash. There was some guilt felt. How did we do this to our baby? No one teaches you to be parents, unfortunately for the most part it’s trial and error.
The most frustrating part of all was that it took forever for her skin to heal and one healing after the other, we kept ‘testing’ different baby washes with just a tiny area of her body. Each one causing the same reaction.
Pediatricians and Dermatologists all had their different diagnoses, which made it even more frustrating that their theories contradicted one another. We also changed her detergent so we can rule that out.
One day I was recommended Live Clean by a mommy friend. It was made w/ purified water and organic botanicals. Most importantly, it was SLS (sodium lauryl sulfate) free, the ingredient which we found common in all the baby washes that we’ve tried. Upon some research, SLS may cause skin irritation.
At this point we had nothing to lose, and after trying 4 different baby washes Live Clean sounded promising. Still extremely cautious, initially just washing her hair with it. Seemed fine. (!) Then we tried her bum. Seemed fine. (!!) Til this day we use Live Clean for all her baths. We are still very careful not to put it directly on other parts of her body (legs, stomach, arms) but since using the product she has not had a reaction like before.
We also use the baby lotion which smells fresh and light of chamomile and lavender scents.
A plus is their great packaging- clean, modern, simple.
I’ve also been recommended to use California baby (available at Target) which I hear was awesome but can’t testify b/c I haven’t tried it. California baby is more expensive at $11 for an 8.5oz bottle vs. Live Clean at $15 for a 25oz bottle.
I’ve only found Live Clean at Walgreens online and currently they are running a buy 1 get 1 free for both the 25oz lotion and wash which comes out to be just $7.50/bottle (free shipping at $25). I believe for the promotion, you can buy 1 wash and 1 lotion and still get the deal instead of having to buy 2 washes and / or 2 lotions. To try Live Clean, go here. To learn about their products go here.
Til next post, Kellie.