There isn’t anything more beautiful than a new baby’s soft, pure skin. We believe that a simple, gentle approach is best when treating and managing baby’s common skin issues.
Please find below the many wonderful ways you can incorporate our Three Ingredient Family Skincare into your baby's daily routine.
Everyday Diaper Care
At every diaper change, apply a thin layer or Organic Barrera (or Barrera Nut Free) to baby’s diaper area, especially where skin folds. Our products help to both soothe irritation but most importantly, prevent diaper rash before it appears.
Baby acne is a common, usually temporary skin condition that develops on a baby’s face or body. It results in tiny red or white bumps or pimples. Apply a little Organic Barrera or Barrera Nut Free to affected areas to help soothe and protect the skin.
Dry Infant Skin
Apply Organic Barrera or Barrera Nut Free directly after bath while baby’s skin is still damp. Dress baby in 100% cotton clothing to allow the skin to breathe.
Baby eczema is a very common skin condition that affects one in every five children. We feel that with a little diligence, love and care, eczema can be easily treated without a prescription.
- Wash your hands to remove any irritants, fragrances or perfumes.
- Bathe baby in clean, warm water, avoiding soap.
- While baby’s skin is still damp, apply Organic Barrera (or Barrera Nut Free) by warming first in your clean hands and massaging it into baby’s skin, especially rough patches and folded areas.
- Dress baby in 100% cotton clothing.
- Reapply morning and night and as often as possible.
Bath Frequency: During eczema flareups, we recommend limiting baby’s baths to every three days and only 3-5 minutes.
Even after the symptoms disappear, continue to treat your child just like you did before to minimize flare-ups from occurring.
Please take the time to read our Kind Eczema Routine where you will find simple and helpful eczema prevention tips and ideas to help keep your family eczema free!
Cradle cap is a very common skin condition that can develop after the first month or two of your baby’s life. It can begin as red, irritated skin with a greasy, yellowish crust on top with flaking. It is not painful nor contagious for baby. While it most often forms on a baby’s scalp, it can also appear on or spread to your little’s face, neck, armpits, and ears.
Using a very soft bristle brush, remove any released flakes. Massage Organic Barrera (or Barrera Nut Free) into the affected areas of baby’s scalp to soothe any irritation and help lift additional flaking, You can leave our products on baby’s scalp overnight, gently brushing again in the morning.
During teething times, baby’s skin can become more acidic which can cause irritation around the mouth, chin and neck. Gently wash baby’s face after meals with clean, warm water and apply Organic Barrera (or Barrera Nut Free) to soothe irritation and keep baby’s face protected.
During colder temperatures, the skin when exposed to elements can become dry, red and irritated. Before heading outside, apply Organic Barrera (or Barrera Nut Free) to face and cheeks to keep skin moisturized and protected.
Should I choose Organic Barrera or Barrera Nut Free? If baby has a tree nut allergy, there is a history of tree nut allergies in the family, or baby has yet to be exposed to tree nuts, we recommend Barrera Nut Free as an alternative. Many of our families start baby with our Nut Free option and when ready, make the switch to Organic Barrera or happily continue with Barrera Nut Free, it is up to you!
What is the difference Between the two? The two common ingredients are Organic Canadian Beeswax and Cocoa Butter; Organic Barrera uses Organic Sweet Almond Oil and Barrera Nut Free uses quality Cold-pressed Grapeseed Oil. Both have wonderful anti-inflammatory properties, Barrera Nut Free is a slightly lighter product.
Patch Testing: It is recommended that any new products used on baby’s skin are patch tested first to look for any irritation or allergic reaction.
How do I properly patch test? Clean area on arm or leg with warm water (no soap), apply a small amount in a 1” area and observe over a 24 hour period, looking for redness or bumps. Irritation may take several hours to appear, an allergy (although rare) is likely to show immediately within the area.