Sensitive Skin Bath Routine for Kids
Do your children suffer from sensitive skin or eczema? I know my son’s skin is super sensitive and will break out from the slightest contact with certain lotions, soaps, cleaning products, and even acidic foods. I have pretty much had to overhaul any and all products I use around him because his skin is so delicate and prone to contact dermatitis which is a form of eczema. From laundry care products, to bath time essentials we now are super cautious with what we expose his fair skin to.
If you are a parent to a child with sensitive skin, you know that bath time can be super stressful if your child doesn’t have the right soaps handy for their delicate skin. This gets especially tricky for myself because as a woman, I have many soaps, and shampoos that I love, but my children cannot use. After many trips to the dermatologist it was discovered that my son can only use products like Dove Sensitive Skin Beauty Bar because it is actually not soap, and proven less harsh that it’s soapy counterparts.
Since my son, and youngest daughter suffer from eczema we have our very own Sensitive Skin Bath Routine for Kids. Our routine was made from trial and error but it seems to work well for my children to keep their skin healthy.
I limit baths to 2-3 times per week max. Since my children are young, and mainly stay indoors so they actually do not smell very often. I wash them with sponge baths in between soaking baths to prevent their skin from drying out. We also keep their bottoms fresh with hypoallergenic moist wipes.
I use Dove Sensitive Skin Beauty Bar which is actually the #1 Dermatologist and Pediatrician recommended bar. The Dove Sensitive Skin Beauty Bar contains DEFI technology, a unique blend of mild cleansers, and 1⁄4 moisturizing cream to cleanse and keep baby’s skin soft and smooth. Plus, it is dye-free and gentle enough to use for infants (2 months and up) and children with eczema.
We limit bath time to about 15 minutes. Too much soaking can make sensitive skin flare up!
I towel dry them immediately after their baths, and blow dry their hair so that their scalps do not get itchy. I noticed that if my kids allowed their thick hair to air dry, it would cause rashes behind their necks sometimes.
Tub time for little ones can still be a fun experience once you learn what products work best for their skin care routines. If you have not tried out Dove Sensitive Skin Beauty Bar, I suggest picking some up. You can find it at stores like Target for under $4.
I was selected for this opportunity as a member of Clever Girls and the content and opinions expressed here are all my own.