May 12, 2008

Caring for baby's skin

We should be aware that baby's skin are very sensitive. It is prone to any kind of allergies due to reaction of whatever being put in their skin (which it didn't like) or due to the food the they eat.

My baby has some kind of allergies which it has hypopigmentation (skin lightness) in some parts of his body (mostly on his both arms). We have it checked by a dermatologist and she said that it could be a Vitiligo: A Common Cause of Loss of Skin Pigment. But since my son is still young, he can't undergo a biopsy yet. What we can do about it for now is to treat the skin. She gave us a cream that should lessen the problem.

I was thinking what could be the cause of that problem to my baby's skin and I realized that he was starting to have that pigmentation when we change his bat soap. Prior to that problem, he was using Cetaphil® Gentle Skin Cleanser. It is a soap-free formula that makes it gentle to the skin and perfect for sensitive like for babies. He's back to using Cetaphil now and the hypopigmentation he was having are lessen now.

So, I suggest for every Mom out there that it you're not certain which soap to use for your baby, especially for new-borns, use Cetaphil® Gentle Skin Cleanser because it has no side-effects and is proven gentle by dermatologist and pediatrician. In fact, it was my son's pediatrician who recommend us to use Cetaphil® Gentle Skin Cleanser when Dion was born.

Plus adults can use it too. Cetaphil® Gentle Skin Cleanser is great for daily makeup removal or as part of a skin care regimen to treat the dryness caused by topical medications used in the treatment of acne, fine lines and wrinkles. Originally formulated for dermatologists, it is gentle on your skin and sensitive to your skin’s needs. Cetaphil® Gentle Skin Cleanser will not strip the skin of natural protective oils or emollients, or disturb the skin’s natural pH balance. It is fragrance-free and non-comedogenic, making it an excellent choice for daily facial cleansing.


  1. hi. my baby has these whiter shade spots on his chest and forehead. i took him to the dr yesterday and he said it's because of dry skin and called it a mild form of eczema and hypopigmentation. he also told me to use cetaphil. his regular dr had told me it was nothing and to use cetaphil, so i did but it didn't seem to be a good body wash so i started using baby wash again and just the cetaphil lotion. but now i will use the wash again. this dr also said to use lubriderm lotion.
    i'm glad i found your article because now i know that the cetaphil CAN work if i just keep using it.
    THANKS!! =o)

  2. Hi Diane, we thought the same about Cetaphil before. My son was using it when he was a newborn until like 3 months, I switched him to a baby milk soap because I was thinking that Cetaphil doesn't washed that well, but I was wrong coz when I had my son's skin checked with two dermatologist, they suggested to use Cetaphil so I switched back to it.

    It really worked but not overtime though. It would take some time for it to show the real result. When I did some research, Cetaphil is really something that most dermatologists would suggest for sensitive skin, most especially for babies.