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I'd love to hear what everyone's favorite skin care products are for infants. I'm talking diaper cream, powder (does anyone use that anymore?), soap, lotion, and shampoo.
Is there a certain brand you love - Burt's Bees, California Baby, Honest, Babyganics, something else? It would be great if I could buy it at Target and/or Walgreens. Thanks mamas!
kiwi / 705 posts
We love burts bees soap/shampoo and lotion. Gentle and smells good
eggplant / 11824 posts
The hopital and our pedi both said not to use diaper cream or powder unless LO had diaper rash, so we never have used either (and she never had diaper rash).
We started with CA baby shampoo/body wash in one, but they changed the formula of that and I don't like the new one as much as in the past. I do like Honest Co. shampoo/body wash in one.
You might start with all fragrence free products, in case your baby has sensitive skin.
For lotion, I love both Cetaphil and CeraVe. I also have a couple of recommendations for some excema cream if that ends up being needed.
grapefruit / 4418 posts
We use burts bees. The only thing we use is baby wash and diaper cream when she starts getting red. which is rare!
watermelon / 14467 posts
I use Dove sensitive skin bar soap and J&J/earths best shampoo. We had a hard time finding products because I couldn't use some of the ones we were gifted due to skin allergies. These work well for us.
honeydew / 7622 posts
I like the Honest Co. Also per my hospital no go on baby power, they can inhale it (it is cornstarch) which is not good. We have been using butt paste for diaper cream.
pear / 1547 posts
Burts bees shampoo/wash.
Grovia magic stick for diaper cream.
Burts Bees baby oil or Aquaphor for lotioning (would prefer a more natural version for aquaphor but it works for her eczema!).
persimmon / 1316 posts
I got the free sample kit of honest company and then registered for burts bees bath stuff so I could see which of the two I like better.
grapefruit / 4712 posts
We use babyganics but are looking to switch to ava Anderson.
clementine / 856 posts
I've tried Aveeno and CA Baby wash, and much prefer Aveeno. I'll be trying Honest Co next to see if it's worth the cost/hype.
We also use Aveeno lotion or Aquaphor as needed, and Butt Paste or AD ointment for diaper rash.
pineapple / 12234 posts
I love Noodle & Boo shampoo and lotion (baby stores, Nordstrom and Amazon carries it). Mustela also makes a foam shampoo that I like (from target).
pear / 1599 posts
I love the California baby for sensitive skin. The only others we tried were J&J and Aveeno and they just didn't work for her sensitive skin. For creams we use desitine if there is a rash and aquaphor. We were told no baby powder at all by the hospital because it can cause certain types of cancer.
pomegranate / 3192 posts
I love California Baby and Burts Bees wash.
I don't regularly use any diaper cream, but if he has a diaper rash I use Sudocrem.
GOLD / wonderful apricot / 22276 posts
Ava Anderson is what we use for the girls
hostess / watermelon / 14932 posts
We use ava anderson too.
Def avoid powder! Unless you get one made of Arrowroot powder, healthier alternative to cornstarch even so, I only use sparingly and I put it on my hand, then apply.
wonderful grape / 20453 posts
CJ's BUTTer for diaper cream (cloth safe but Man, I LOVE it)
Wash: A&A, but I just bought a new kind called Live Clean Baby, from walgreens, based on a friend's recommendation. Haven't used it yet, but smells awesome. When she was little, we used babyganics exzema wash and it was GREAT
Lotion: plain Cetaphil
Other: aquaphor. For super dry skin, abrasions, or a nasty (rare) rash. I use it often myself!
wonderful pear / 26210 posts
I like Weleda Calendua. It's a specialty product in the US, but I find my son does really well with it, especially their diaper cream.
honeydew / 7909 posts
Earth mama angel baby baby bottom balm & foaming soap.
clementine / 812 posts
Baby Wash: Mustela http://www.amazon.com/gp/aw/d/B005277OSM/ref=mp_s_a_1_15?qid=1427111574&sr=8-15&keywords=mustela
Lotion: Coconut Oil or Lubriderm (pediatrician recommendation)
Diaper Cream: We have Desitin, but haven't needed it yet. *knock on wood*
We don't use baby powder due to allergies and asthma. IMO it isn't safe and is unnessecary. We try to do some diaper free time and also try to make sure her bottom is dry before putting a clean diaper on her.
squash / 13764 posts
triple paste for diaper rash
aquaphor for prevention/any random skin dryness
cetaphil lotion for every day body/face lotion
aquaphor body wash and shampoo for bathtime
grapefruit / 4997 posts
Aquaphor works wonders for DD's super dry skin. I also like the mustela foam shampoo and body wash. The diaper cream that works for DD is triple paste.
grapefruit / 4663 posts
We love california baby for body wash/shampoo, lotion, and sunscreen. For diaper rash we use Bordeaux butt paste!
We're the rare ones that use goldbond baby powder but I also have a little boy who gets hot easily which is the perfect conditions for yeast. The ped's decision was that powder has been used forever and unless we're using way too much he's not going to inhale it and it keeps the yeast away so win.
pomelo / 5720 posts
CJ's BUTTer for diaper cream, Mustela for shampoo, hydrolatum for lotion (DS has eczema).
pear / 1570 posts
CA Baby for baby wash - LOVE the calendula smell
Hydrolatum (behind the counter at CVS) for winter cream
Vanicream (Target/Walgreens) for every day cream
Mustela hydrostick to battle chapped winter cheeks
Balmex for diaper cream
All work well for my sensitive skinned babe!
honeydew / 7463 posts
Aquaphor for every day barrier with diaper changes. If he has a rash (we had a few due to a night time pooping spree!) I swear by Triple Paste. We tried aquaphor and butt paste on it and Triple Paste was the only one that helped.
I love the smell of Mustela baby products. You can get it at Walgreens where I am (NYC) and you can register for it. Specifically love their newborn foam shampoo. It got rid of his cradle cap right away and it never came back.
We had to stop using scented because he has some tiny amounts of eczema. But they have an eczema line too, which is what we now use.
For shampoo (I still need to use scented shampoo on him, Eczema isn't anywhere near his head/face) I just started using Noodle & Boo. It's on diapers.com and it smells aaaaaamazing.
Lotion we use the mustela eczema line, but again if you don't have to worry about scent their regular lotion and the noodle and boo both smell awesome.
I got scolded by my sister for having baby powder on my changing table before he was born. So I don't use it. But I know a mom who does use it and it works best for them and their ped said its fine. So just do some research and make a decision for you! I think they make safer powders now and there are ways to apply it so it's safer (to minimize particles near their face).
blogger / nectarine / 2608 posts
I love things that have more than one use, and I am a fan of not over-loading my bathroom cupboards with a million products for a million people. Which may or may not be the reason my husband and I share a shampoo and both smell like a pretty man.
For the girls we use Nature's Baby Organics shampoo/bodywash (which can also be a bubble bath!), and Booda Butter for basically everything else. I use the Booda Butter on scrapes, diaper rash, for cream, to spot treat eczema spots before they get bad, lip gloss... you name it. It's awesome and it smells like chocolate. Which is probably why we have to keep the dog at least 50 feet away any time it's open so he doesn't eat the jar.
coconut / 8079 posts
We used Mustela products for his hair for the first few months. You can get them at Target. He had the tiniest bit of cradle cap and when we started that it cleared up and never came back.
wonderful kiwi / 23653 posts
Aquaphor for sure! I love that you can use it pretty much anywhere for anything!
cherry / 229 posts
We use Ca baby for just about everything. I started with Aveeno but it gave her a terrible rash.
grapefruit / 4988 posts
We have a sensitive skin LO and we use:
Shampoo/body wash - California baby sensitive (have also used Mustela when LO was younger and had cradle cap)
Lotion - California baby sensitive in summer, Aveeno baby eczema in winter
Diaper - Old school A&D ointment is the only thing that doesn't cause her to break out, and we only use it if necessary
coconut / 8861 posts
J&J all over body wash/shampoo. We use their lotions too. For thicker lotion, we use Aquaphor baby cream/Aveeno Baby Eczema Therapy. I use the Aveeno stuff for myself with my dry winter skin. For diaper cream, I use Desitin.
coconut / 8472 posts
I really like the Aden & Anais skin products - we use the Mum and Bub ointment all the time. It's a great moisturizer, great on rashes, etc. I also just started using their head to toe baby wash and I like that a lot too. We were using a J&J naturals one, but it's a little too drying to his skin.