S.N. asks from Baltimore, MD on October 19, 2007
Need a Recommendation on a Good Soap for 18 Mnth Old
My daughter is 18mnths old. She has sensitive skin, I used to use Aveeno creamy baby wash on her when she was an infant, which I loved. But I switched over to Dove sensitive skin once she turned one, because I figured that she needed a cleanser that was a little more effective. But, I've found that I don't like the Dove. It irritates me and my Mom. Just something about it that I don't like. I was wondering if the Aveeno baby is still cool to use on an older baby. Or is there some other effective but mild soap or wash that I can try on her. I use safeguard on myself but way to harsh for her. What kind of soap do you guys use on your older babies?
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I read every ones comments and what I found is that I will stick with my good old Aveeno baby and my cetaphil, and also open my mind to organic products.I always loved the idea of organic products, I just didn't know if they would be convenient to purchase or too expensive. But I do see Califonia baby in Target and there is a whole food store in downtown Baltimore,now. I also had no idea that cetaphil was so popular. I use cetaphil on her face with the recommendation from her pediatrician, since she was a newborn. I use it because no matter what breakout she may have on her face from her eczema, the cetaphil always works. But I never thought to use it on the entire body, I didn't know if it had anything in it that would irritate her vaginal tract, but I now realize how gental it is. I'm never using store brand bar soaps agagin (Dove, safeguard, dial etc). Thanks ladies
S.A. answers from Washington DC on April 04, 2008
Look in to soaps that do not have chemicals and parabens in them.
I use Earth Mama Angel Baby products.
Feel free to contact me.
L.W. answers from Grand Junction on December 16, 2007
Hi, My daughter is the same way. She's 20 months now and I still use her baby soap. What I found to be the best is "Lil Goats Milk Petite Chevre Shampoo and body wash" You can get it on amazon.com. They also have a great body butter. I also don't use any detergent or dryer sheets that have fragrances. Those seem to bug her too.
And if you still want to stick with her baby stuff, why not, I would if it works.........Good luck!
P.M. answers from Portland on December 16, 2007
Hey, Moms, I've heard both LAVENDER and TEA TREE OIL mentioned in these replies. USE WITH CAUTION! Both of these ingredients have been implicated in abnormal growth of breast tissue in boys. Google this, or go to WebMD: http://www.webmd.com/content/article/131/118124
I have multiple chemical sensitivities (PLEASE ladies, if you must wear perfume when you go out, I hope you will use a very light touch!!!) and have to be very alert to all kinds of ingredients, including many scents, or I risk illness severe enough to affect my sleep and breathing for several days. So my ears perked up when I began hearing about these two ingredients a year or so back. They are both very popular right now - I don't know how long it will take for the producers to get the message that they might disrupt boys' hormonal systems. I would be inclined to avoid them altogether. They might have subtler, but still undesirable, effects on girls, too.
Great suggestions, by the way. There are some cleansers listed that I might try for my exceedingly sensitive skin. Thanks, all, for the helpful information!
R.B. answers from Los Angeles on December 16, 2007
I don't use any product on myself or my baby without first checking it on Skin Deep the cosmetic data base website. Most stuff out there is toxic in some form or another. This site will tell you what is what and to what extent. I also only use organic with the baby and mostly with myself too. We love California Baby and it smells really good too.
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J.F. answers from Louisville on December 17, 2007
I'm an arbonne indepent consultant... and I don't know if you've ever heard of arbonne, but all of our products are pure, safe and beneficial. We have a line called baby ABC (Arbonne Baby Care), which includes a hair and body wash, body lotion, body oil, diaper rash cream, and sunscreen. The products are great and I have clients who have used it on their newborns to kids up to 15 years old. You can check out our website at www.arbonne.com. If your interested let me know and I can start you off with a few samples to try.
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R.B. answers from Benton Harbor on December 16, 2007
S., please check out Jordan Essentials skin care products at www.jordanessentials.com/8783. It is a safe,affordable, natural solution for skin care. All American made, and none of their products have any harmful chemicals..ie(Mineral oil, Isopropol alchohol, or DEA). Their products have helped my skin immensely as well as many others. Besides liquid soaps with aloe added, their Oatmeal Milk & Honey soap or the unscented oatmeal/glycerin soap may be just what you are looking for.
Glad to help, R. B
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D.C. answers from Washington DC on October 20, 2007
I have been shopping with Melaleuca for the past 3 years, their products are very gentle and safe, no harmful chemicals or solvents. You may even want to switch your laundry detergents, to help her skin. Please feel free to contact me at ____@____.com or ###-###-####. Thanks, D.
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R.B. answers from Washington DC on February 27, 2008
Hi S., I'm not really sure where you are from but a lady in Leesburg, Va has started her own businees with just this in mind because her babies were all allergic to all Soaps......The name of the business is Lavender Moon Soaps located on King St. in Leesburg. I believe she also has a businees in Winchester, VA . I love the soaps for myself and give them to my friends for gifts, which they adore and when they see the wrapping from Lavender Moon, they just smile. Hope this helps. R. Brown
J.B. answers from Norfolk on November 13, 2007
My daughters use Giggles with lavender on my grandchildren in the bath. I keep Johnsons baby bath with lavender here at home. Both are very gentle and they love it.
A.L. answers from Washington DC on October 20, 2007
i used good old dr.bronner's on my baby and she still likes it now, years later. it's a liquid castile (olive oil-based) soap that is super-mild. i have very sensitive skin and it never bothered me or my baby. i find most soaps that are available at grocery & chain stores to be very irritating, even the ones that are marketed for infants. check the selection at a natural foods store. if you haven't one nearby, target sells tom's of maine products, which are quite gentle too. i also recommend weleda products, and both tom's & weleda have bar soaps if you prefer those.
J.M. answers from Richmond on October 20, 2007
I think the Aveeno baby wash is perfectly fine for as long as you want to use it! I know some adults who continue to use baby products because they like the smell or want something gentler. My son is 2.5 and my daughter is 1 and I put them in the same bath and only add some baby wash to their water and then use a washcloth in the sudsy water to get them clean. They are clean, they are healthy, and have no reactions to the soap! Good luck! :-)