Trying a certain product and finding out that it is “hiyang” for my kids really makes me happy as a mom. I’ve written on my previous posts about certain products and brands that our family has tried, but this is the first time I’m dedicating my post to skin products that my two-month old baby uses.
Unlike his Kuya, Baby Sean has sensitive skin. In fact, when I saw his skin for the first time, I was disappointed that it had none of the beautiful skin I saw when I gave birth to his Kuya Elijah. Sean’s skin was “kulubot” , peeling and had lot of blotches. I knew these would eventually disappear, but hey, I’m a mom and I had expectations as to what my baby’s skin would be like at first sight.
When we brought Sean home from the hospital, it seemed that more rashes and blotches appeared. I was worried that I might be using the wrong skin products on him so I consulted with our pedia and asked her opinion.
I’m excited to share my discovery of these products to you; the first two of which are recommended by our pedia and the third has been a staple in our home for several years now. Here they are:
Lactacyd Baby Bath. I bought a different brand of baby bath while I was still pregnant but only a few days of use and I knew that it wasn’t good for my baby’s skin. Our pedia suggested Lactacyd and I’ve been a fan of this product since then.
The good thing about Lactacyd is that it’s not only a baby bath but a liquid antiseptic as well. The bottle says that it is for infant hygiene, diaper rash, prickly heat and used as an antiseptic for skin problems such as dermatitis, pruritis, mycosis, eczema, intertrigo, and dandruff. I love Lactacyd’s scent; my baby, especially his hair, smells like baby powder. I call it “amoy baby“.
Unlike the other brands of baby wash, Lactacyd’s consistency is watery rather than concentrated. I don’t know if I like this or not, it’s just that I expected it to be “mabula” and concentrated. And because it’s watery, I tend to use a lot on Baby Sean’s bath. The 250ML bottle (about Php175.00) lasted for about three weeks used twice a day. Not bad for a mom who wants an affordable baby wash for her baby’s sensitive skin.
Cetaphil Lotion. I’m the type of mom who doesn’t use baby powder and baby lotion on my baby. I just don’t think it’s necessary. Maybe when Sean becomes older and more physically active like his Kuya but not when he’s just a baby and not when I believe that powder and lotion can cause more harm than good on his skin.
I stood firm by this belief until our pedia advised to use Cetaphil Lotion after every bath on Sean’s peeling skin to soften it and make the peeling less noticeable. She also said that when used with Lactacyd Baby Bath, the rashes and blotches will heal faster.
Cetaphil is non-comedogenic, non-greasy, and non-irritating. I love that it’s fragrance-free and so easily absorbed by the skin. It’s so mild that even Sean’s sensitive skin loves it.
I noticed that Sean’s peeling skin, especially on his arms and legs became less noticeable and peeled faster than before. The rashes and blotches also disappeared and his skin has been looking good since then.
Cethaphil is quite pricey (about Php600.00) but it’s sulit and it’s the only lotion I’ll use on my baby’s sensitive skin.
Calmoseptine. My sister-in-law recommended this when Elijah was just a few months old (as recommended by her baby’s pedia) and this little wonder has been a staple in our medicine cabinet for several years now.
As the label says, Calmoseptine is a multi-purpose moisture barrier ointment which protects, soothes, and helps promote healing of skin irritations from urine, diarrhea, perspiration, wound or fistula drainage, impetigo, incontinence, diaper rash, minor burns, cuts, scrapes, chafing, itching, hemorrhoids, fungal infection, eczema, prickly heat, allergic rashes and acne. It also temporarily relieves discomfort and itching.
What I love about Calmoseptine is that it is very effective in healing diaper rash and prickly heat. Because it’s a moisture barrier ointment, the ointment I applied in the morning is still there doing its job when I wash Baby Sean in the evening and I only have to re-apply a very small amount. The rashes and prickly heat disappears the next morning. It’s also very good in healing red spots and itching caused by mosquito bites.
The ointment is so creamy and thick that only a very small amount is needed to chase those diaper rashes and prickly heat away. At Php40.00 per sachet, it’s a winner.
I hope this post will be helpful to you on your quest for baby skin care products for your little angel’s sensitive skin. :)