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What kind of soap should I be using?

Got a 1 year old with sensitive skin. I don't want to use just wipes this winter. I think I need some antibacterial soap. What do you use to fight off the germs?

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dubes

Asked by dubes at 2:13 PM on Oct. 1, 2010 in Kids' Health

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  • Ivory?
    mompam

    Answer by mompam at 2:15 PM on Oct. 1, 2010

  • any natural food store will have a wide varied to gentle hypoallergnic choices.
    rfurlongg

    Answer by rfurlongg at 2:18 PM on Oct. 1, 2010

  • dove
    dancer

    Answer by dancer at 2:23 PM on Oct. 1, 2010

  • Are you concerned about eczema or infections? Antibacterial soaps aren't that good for you to be using all of the time, so I would avoid those when possible. If eczema is your concern, the key to prevention & treatment is to avoid letting the skin get too dry. So, no long, hot baths and no harsh soaps (ivory, dove, or a natural/organic baby soap is good) and use a hypoallergenic, all-natural, preferably organic skin cream/lotion everyday. You mentioned wipes, so I'm thinking you might mean baby wipes? If so, you can make your own cloth wipes & wipe solution:

    •2 Tbsp Baby Wash
    •2 Tbsp Olive Oil or 1 Tbsp Calendula Oil
    •2 Drops Tea Tree Oil
    •2 Cups Water

    Mix well in a spray bottle or add to your wipes box. If using a spray bottle, spray a bit on a wipe before wiping. This is mild enough to use all the time, plus the tea tree oil has disinfectant properties and smells clean & fresh, too.
    mom2aspclboy

    Answer by mom2aspclboy at 2:32 PM on Oct. 1, 2010

  • dove is gud
    chulafromhtown

    Answer by chulafromhtown at 10:04 AM on Oct. 2, 2010

  • I use aveno
    krystal2010

    Answer by krystal2010 at 9:09 AM on Oct. 7, 2010

  • something hypoallergenic
    Ashlynnsmommy07

    Answer by Ashlynnsmommy07 at 11:59 AM on Oct. 17, 2010

  • Melaleuca's antibacterial soap is very gentle - but, I usually just use the regular Melaleuca liquid soap and spray surfaces with Sol-U-Guard - it is a natural disinfectant and kills 99.9% of common household germs plus the H1N1 virus! We have been illness free since switching to these products :)
    Dew1

    Answer by Dew1 at 9:21 AM on Nov. 2, 2010

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