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Either store bought or homemade recipes welcome! Baby #1 arriving sometime in May!

I'm a little overwhelmed by the choices, and am particularly stuck due to my chemical sensitivities. There's little I can put on my own skin without slowly building up a respiratory reaction.

I'm sensitive to aspirin and other salicylates, and even though it's possible a little aloe in wipes wouldn't be too much for me, I don't feel good about exposing my baby them. Unfortunately, aloe is a great anti-inflammatory precisely because it's loaded with salicylic acid!

I'm not sensitive to lavender or tea tree, I can use castille soap to a degree (it's harsh), and Whole Foods' 365 Lavender shampoo, and while Daddy's skin is even more sensitive than mine, that seems to be food allergies.

Jojoba is great for us, so I'm hoping that'll be a good one for LO.

I probably won't spray anything, since there are so many respiratory sensitivities in both families (and even if I spray on wipes away from baby, it'd bug me).

No parabens, benzoic acid either - they're related to salicylates it seems.
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Water works perfectly fine as a wipes solution. Just use cloth wipes and get them wet first.
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Yep, I 2nd the water suggestion. I never used a solution - just had my cloth wipes and a spray bottle full of water, and sprayed the wipes as I needed them Super easy, and no need to worry about sensitivity!
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I 3rd water!!! Can't go wrong there. Olive oil is nice for baby, imo. I like jojoba, too.
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4th it! We used water with regular ol' washcloths and olive oil as a moisturizer/barrier/diaper cream.

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I 5th it!

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We used water with regular ol' washcloths and olive oil as a moisturizer/barrier/diaper cream.
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And I'll 6th it. My guy is 6 mos and we've never used anything else.

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We use plain water. I keep it in a peri bottle and squirt it on to cloth squares as needed. This works for my 4 month old and my two-yr-old.

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Wow! Thanks!
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Yup, also just water here. We have one of those larger pump-top thermos' by the changing table, so the water can be warm. It stays warm for 2 days, then we just refill.

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Another one here who just uses water out of the sink.. works great and no sensitivity issues to worry about

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the only kind of wipes we can use on Teagan are huggies unscented natural, there is no alcohol, any types of acid or anything in it.
also parents choice unscented but the huggies are my favorite.
however in both i believe there is aloe.

but if you are that sensitive i would do like the other ladies said and just use water.
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We use plain water. I keep it in a peri bottle and squirt it on to cloth squares as needed.
Ditto! Well, I used to use a peri bottle. Now my changing table is in the bathroom so I wet them at the sink.
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Jojoba is great for us, so I'm hoping that'll be a good one for LO.
I don't have a wipes idea for you, but I just wanted to say that I think ds is sensitive to sals (and benzoates), and it's good to know that jojoba is fine for you! That gives us one more option.

eta- not an actual "idea" but I just use water to wipe ds. When he was much littler, I tried some wipes solutions, but I always got the feeling that they made his rash worse (his symptom). That was before I had any idea that salicylates even existed! I gave up so I just use water.
On the occasion that water doesn't do a good enough job, I stick him in the bath. I did find baby wash that doesn't seem to bother him (though it's loaded with sals- I guess it's not as bad because it's rinsed off quickly? I only use a teeny bit)

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