From CEO and Inventor at CozeeCoo™
Based on my Success Story
I am NOT a doctor. The content is not intended to be a substitute for professional medical advice, diagnosis, or treatment. Always seek the advice of your pediatrician or other qualified health provider with any questions you may have regarding a medical condition.
This guide is to help pinpoint possible allergies and/or eczema triggers for your baby by using the process of elimination strategy in your home. Consider an elimination diet as well. Persistent skin irritation(s) include itching, rashes, redness, weeping, dryness, spots, hives, etc. For swelling call your doctor immediately. In the case of an emergency dial 911.
My Household Minimal Ingredients Notes
- Ointments have less ingredients than creams and absorb differently.
- Consider testing for a penicillin allergy as it is rather common.
- Think enzyme and fragrance free (a mix of vinegar and water can easily clean most things).
- Consider cleaning carpets & the car interior.
- 100% cotton is the best! Go for organic cotton if possible.
- Hemp and bamboo fabrics should only be organic because harsh chemicals are used to make the fibers soft and they remain embedded in the fabric.
- Many products have nut or seed oils.
- Anything absorbed through the skin becomes a part of you and can be transferred to baby either by touch or through breastmilk.
- Opt for fragrance free.
- Cloth diapers don't soak up moisture as well as disposable ones, which can irritate the skin more.
- Lukewarm water and no soap (babies don’t need soap for typical baths).
- Use a bar of fragrance free soap (the lesser ingredients the better) if something needs helps coming off.
- Do not use incense or candles.
- Test for airborne chemicals plus mold.
- If you would like help to quit smoking, please visit: www.smokefree.gov.
Third Hand Smoke
- This is nicotine residue that remains in contaminated household items and/or used items (opt for new baby sheets).
- Third Hand Smoke has been connected to Sudden Infant Death Syndrome (SIDS).
- Room and bath water temperatures should be 68-72 degrees Fahrenheit.
- Avoid dampness.
It can be challenging to figure out a new lifestyle for your whole family. This is not an overnight discovery. Those personal answers will come through and hopefully this post has offered some helpful guidance.
If your little one needs help to stop the scratching, please check out our CozeeCoo™ garment. It was originally invented for babies with skin irritations to help prevent scratching, rubbing off topical medicines and to comfort that natural urge to itch that often interrupts sleep.