Posts Tagged ‘baby skin’

Winter Skin Remedies

Wednesday, January 22nd, 2014

DSCN1277During the winter months my babies have always tended to have dry skin; we live in a dry environment so that makes matters even worse. Not bathing your baby every day and not using harsh body washes is one way to help prevent their skin from getting too dry, but sometimes the dryness or skin rash will still happen.

One of our first lines of defense is daily organic coconut oil. We love this as it is super moisturizing and great for our babies’ skin; coconut oil is wonderful because it can not only be used for babies, but can be used for many other things around the house. Coconut oil is also easy to find you can either buy online or at most grocery stores.

For eczema, acne, dry skin or chapped lips you can always use breast milk. This is an awesome option as it is both economical and always readily available from a breastfeeding mamma. You can just pump or hand express some milk and put on your baby’s skin. This is only one of the numerous benefits of breast milk.

If you are using cloth diapers, you may also want to try some of your cloth diaper rash creams for extra dry skin. We have always used Yum Bum Butter or CJ’s Butter for our diaper rash cream and we love both. Just grab a bit and massage onto your baby’s dry skin to get it moisturized; on a side note these come in multiple scents and smell fabulous. If you have any extra on your hand you can just rub it right in for baby-soft hands. Our youngest crawls everywhere and refuses to wear socks; this winter the tops of his feet have been red and super dry. A couple of doses of diaper rash cream a day really help keep the dryness at bay. If your baby is dealing with dry feet and will wear socks you can slather on some diaper rash cream and then put socks on them every night for healthier skin.

Kristen Beggs is a breastfeeding, cloth diapering mom of two who lives in dry, Midland, TX.

Monday Funday Giveaway: Charlie’s Soap Laundry Powder

Monday, October 15th, 2012

Charlie’s Soap Laundry Powder always gets rave review from cloth diapering mamas! That is because there are honestly sooo many things to love about this laundry powder. For starters the price can’t be beat. Only one tablespoon per large load is needed (really….just ONE!). If you do the math it ends up costing you only a few pennies per load!

Now you may be wondering with such an economical price tag, does it actually work effectively? And the answer across the board seems to be a unanimous, YES! The super cool thing about Charlies’s Laundry Powder is that it really cleans! Many laundry soaps merely cover up stains and odors with scents and brighteners, but Charlie’s non-toxic and completely biodegradable formula utilizes coconut-based detergents and high-grade, completely soluble, Green River washing soda to get your diapers (and clothes) super duper clean. These ingredients are perfect for gentle baby skin. Plus make it is safe to use with all fabrics including wool, linen, cotton, high-tech microfibers and even silk.  Charlie’s Laundry Powder is compatible with High Efficiency/Front Loading washing machines.

Would you like to win a FREE 2.64lb container of Charlie’s Soap Laundry Powder? Enter this week’s giveaway below for your chance to win! Winner will be notified via email on Sunday, October 21 and is asked to respond within 48 hours in order to claim their prize.

Good luck mamas!