Shea Butter For Baby's Sensitive Skin

By Dr. Robyn Tisdale Scott | Submitted On October 25, 2007

Doing everything possible to take care of baby's skin is something that all mothers and fathers do. They want to have the most protective lotions and creams, and the best quality products. There are products for diaper rash, regular rashes, to help calm your baby, and keep his or her skin healthy and soft. Many mothers and fathers are turning to natural products to put on their baby. Recent studies include frightening results for parents and others alike. Many of our products that we use everyday are pumped full of chemicals, preservatives and toxins that are damaging to health. It has prompted people to turn to something different.

Shea Butter that is all natural and unrefined is one of the best things you can put on your baby's sensitive skin. It has healing properties and is amazing for many things. Here are some of the things that it is good for.

Diaper Rash -

Shea Butter is great for treating and preventing diaper rash. For irritated and red skin that's caused by diaper rash, it can be smoothed on for relief and comfort. To prevent diaper rash, all a parent has to do is smooth it on just like they would their old diaper rash cream. It creates an effective layer that will keep wetness off of your baby's skin, and prevent diaper rash.

Calming -

Shea Butter which has had a great essential oil, like Lavender, is great for soothing your cranky baby. After a warm bath, it can be rubbed on your baby, and the Lavender will sooth him or her and promote a good night's sleep. The Shea Butter will protect baby's delicate skin while the calming Lavender does it's work.

Lip Balm -

Shea Butter can be rubbed right on baby's lips to keep them from becoming cracked if he or she has chapped lips. Often times, this can result from teething and constant moisture around the mouth. It contains latex, which provides a natural barrier against moisture while it soothes dry, chapped lips.

Protection against Sun -

Shea Butter contains Cinnamic acid, which naturally protects baby's skin against the sun. While it's not a replacement for sunscreen, applying Shea Butter can help protect your baby's sensitive skin. This is great for normal inside days when you wouldn't apply sunscreen. UV rays can still reach your baby in the shade, on an overcast day, and even indoors with the windows open.

Baths -

You can add Shea Butter to a warm bath to soothe your baby's skin. Just heat the Shea Butter a bit until it's melted and add it to the running water. Make sure that there are no 'hot spots' before you place your baby in the bath water. This is great for helping maintain your baby's soft and healthy skin.

There are many things you can do with Shea Butter to help your baby's sensitive skin. You can do some great things for his or her skin, and your own peace of mind. You know that you are not placing anything harmful on your baby, and that is a valuable thing to know.

For more information, please visit Purely Shea at

Dr. Robyn Tisdale Scott is a Clinical Pharmacist who used her clinical expertise and pharmacology skills to develop Purely Shea, a Certified Organic Shea Butter based line of skin care.

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