3 Quick Tips for Caring for Baby’s Sensitive Skin

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“Baby Skin Sensitivities: What You Should Know.” How do you know if your baby has sensitive skin? What can you do to ensure that her skin doesn’t become irritated?

Our babies are such sweet, delicate creatures, aren’t they? They seem so defenseless when they first arrive in this world, and we fret about anything they come in contact with, fearful of what could happen as a result.

Babies’ skin is especially delicate, much like their immune system, and can flare up for seemingly no reason at all. It can be hard to find the culprit for the sensitivity, but it’s important so that your child is comfortable. Below, we’ve listed some ways to protect your little one’s skin, safely.

  1. Wash baby’s clothes and bedding separately, with a mild detergent. Because their immune systems have not fully developed, the harsh chemicals in regular detergents can irritate your child’s skin, causing rashes and discomfort. Avoid the situation by using a detergent that’s dye-free and chemical-free. You may also want to cut out any itchy tags on baby’s clothes.
  2. Avoid bathing too often. While it may seem you’re doing your little one a favor and keeping him clean, too many baths can dry out his skin and remove the natural oils which protect it. Pediatricians recommend 1-2 baths a week to avoid conditions like eczema.
  3. Know what’s in your baby products. Many hair and skin care ingredients contain additives that can result in irritation, or even an allergic reaction. Limit your child’s exposure to harmful chemicals by reading labels, and garner knowledge about what’s in the products.

Products from Greenplicity are ideal for babies with sensitive skin, because they’re made with food-grade ingredients which feature essentials oils and all-natural ingredients. Gentle and nourishing, they’re products that you can feel good about using on your baby—and yourself!

Eat It Up, Baby: ‘Edible’ Lotion Rubs Little Ones the Right Way

A way to go green that’s good for the little ones.
by Todd Richissin, Del Ray Patch

The dilemma: Baby needs some lotion but lotion gets on baby’s hands and baby likes to put hands in mouth.

The answer: Greenplicity.

Greenplicity for children is the brainchild of Shanika McCloud, who started the product line after seeing a need for loving lotions that wouldn’t hurt kids if they ate it, licked it, bit it or decided to spread it on crackers and chomp it down.

“After realizing that everything I put on my daughter’s skin was going in her mouth, I searched for a product line that would be safe if she ate some of it,” McLoud Says. “Finding none, I decided to create one myself.”

A Show of Hands in Del Ray carries the product, and it’s available and online from $4.75.

“It sells itself,” says Pat Miller, an owner of A Show of Hands. “It walks right out the door. It’s one of those things you explain what it is, and they just pick it up and buy it.”

McLoud uses all-natural, food-grade ingredients so anytime a baby sucks her hands or a thumbsucking toddler needs some lotion love, or a 4-year-old bites her nails to the cuticles, Mom, Dad or whoever can use Greenplicity without fear that it will make the child sick.

There are two products currently on the market, and a few more that will be released later this year.

The Lotion Bar is a coco-citrus scented moisturizer designed to soothe and restore skin. The beeswax helps to naturally seal in moisture twice as long as water-based moisturizers keeping the skin moisturized for a longer period of time. It’s also available in a nut-free version.

The Body Butter is a replenishing lotion that naturally nourishes the skin with a mixture of essential oils blended to soothe and soften at the same time. It’s available in Lavender or Palmarosa scents.

“Using all-natural, and food-grade ingredients lets me create a safe and gentle product for kid’s skin — and tummys! — while being kind to the environment they’ll grow up in,” McLoud says.

originally posted April 1, 2014 at