The issue is actually far less my son's skin than mine. I have had eczema as long as I can remember, along with acne. Since I had my son (he's 15mo), the acne has been a lot better, and without my doing much to help it along. However, my eczema - which had been somewhat worse in bursts over the last few years - has gotten much, much worse - particularly on my hands. My fingertips are all cracked on three fingers on my right hand, which is a real problem for getting anything done when it's particularly bad. (I've had this particular issue on various fingertips off and on for years, but this is the worst it's been for the longest in a while.)
Needless to say it's really hard to avoid contact with substances on my hands - even too much water aggravates the skin on my hands sometimes. But I have a toddler, so no choice a lot of the time but to get my hands wet, wash them, etc! We've been using commercial baby wipes for wiping our son, but I know for a fact some of them irritate my fingertips rather badly, although they almost never seem to bother my son's skin. I can't do anything that involves my hands in water - or even in plastic gloves - for any length of time, or my skin goes crazy.
So, I'm thinking I should try to make paper-towel-based wipes solution to use at home, at least. I don't think plan water will work. Obviously I'll be washing my hands as soon as I can after changing him, but I still shouldn't use anything that might leave ANY residue or acids on my fingers or his skin, but it still needs to work to get him clean. My son's poop is sometimes sticky (I guess depending on what he ate the night before, ), and even with baby wipes it can be a bit of a challenge to get him fully clean, so just plain water won't work. I would prefer something in a pump bottle that I can spray on him and/or the wipe, rather than something with a container of water where the wipes sit.
Any suggestions on what I could make that would be gentle, but would work?
Thanks in advance!