Oh Baby

Do babies still get diaper rash? Today™s disposable diapers with moisture shields, anti-bacterial additives and techno protection certainly guard against the old nightmares of detergent allergies, ammonia burns and yeast critters that survived washer and dryer dousings. But guess what?

Babies still get diaper rash. Not as often and not as severe but they still happen. And then there are the curses of cradle cap, food allergies and introduction of acidic food to tender skin. That is why the people at Healing Leaf LLC offer Bums ˜n Roses®, a healing blend of rich oils, rose petals and some of the most incredible skin-friendly herbs known.

What exactly is diaper rash and why do babies get it? It™s a combination of their ultra sensitive skin, chemicals from lotions and detergents, and the moisture found in urine and stools. Cover this all up with a diaper that rubs back and forth, (even a relatively safe disposable diaper) and you have diaper rash. This damaged skin is susceptible to the invasion of bacteria and yeast, which can make the rash worse.

How about cradle cap? This problem derives its name from a skin condition affecting the scalps of babies. A form of eczema, cradle cap looks quite severe even when it is mild, with large, oily, yellow scales flaking from the baby’s scalp. There is often a secondary yeast infection in the scaly area. The face often exhibits little red bumps and scales on the cheeks, and this can spread to cover the body. The rash may also become weepy. Cradle cap is sometimes difficult to treat, but it does disappear on its own, usually within a few months. It often emerges in association with a diaper rash. In a few cases, cradle cap is followed by a susceptibility to eczema.

Cradle cap is not contagious, and, like dandruff, is a kind of seborrheic dermatitis. Underlying problems are related to a nutrient deficiency, which is common during pregnancy due to the increased need for nutrients. Lack of vitamin B or zinc in the pregnant mother’s diet often leads to cradle cap in her baby. Since all substances the mother consumes enter the breast milk, allergies and diet should be taken into consideration. Everything from nicotine to Aspirin¢ž¢ adds stress to the child’s body, and the skin is an organ of elimination. Trans-fatty acids from margarine, shortening, commercial salad dressings and other refined oils are detrimental. Children bottle-fed with regular cow’s milk are usually lacking essential fatty acids and other nutrients available in mother’s milk. Also, cow’s milk is more difficult to digest.

Bums ˜n Roses® soothes and clears diaper rash and cradle cap. It is also beneficial for those red patches that appear around the mouth as babies are introduced to new (and more acidic) foods. Ever give a child ketchup and seen that reddened area bloom on the face? It is not a true allergy usually, rather a reaction to new and unfamiliar substance.

Bums ˜n Roses® is an indispensible addition to any nursery. Its clean floral scent combined with actual rose petals and other botanicals in the richest possible oils, heal, sooth, and calm your baby™s skin. Safe, earth-friendly and all natural, there is no gentler way to pamper your child™s early skin needs.

Beverly Vines-Haines is the Marketing, Research and Text Coordinator for Healing Leaf LLC.‚ This is a company that tackles the toughest skin and nail conditions known to man.‚ A best-selling author for years before she became a part of Healing Leaf LLC, she is dedicated to natural healing and creating pure products that are both safe and earth friendly. To learn more about these effective products, visit www.NoFungusAmongUs.com.


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