Top Skin Irritants for Baby

Top Skin Irritants for BabyThere’s nothing quite like baby skin. Perfectly soft and smooth, it hasn’t been tarnished by age, environmental stressors, or damaging pollutants. So when it comes to caring for your baby’s skin, you want to do everything you can to protect it. That’s why it’s important to know about skin irritants, so you can avoid using them on your baby’s skin. California Pure Naturals is pleased to provide the following information on skin irritants, so you can provide your baby with the best skin care possible.

Baby Wipes

Some baby wipes include an ingredient called methylisothiazolinone (MI), which is a preservative that may cause allergic reactions in some children. If you notice that your baby has red, crusty, or oozing patches around the diaper area, mouth, or other skin the wipe has touched, check for this ingredient in your wipes. Replace your baby wipes with an all-natural, more gentle product that does not contain MI.


Laundry detergents are often retained in washed clothing and may cause irritation to your baby’s skin. Many detergents contain fragrances and dyes, which can cause rashes, especially if your baby has sensitive skin. Check for a pink or scaly rash on areas where baby’s clothes come in contact with skin and consider only buying laundry detergents that are free of these irritants. You can also double rinse baby clothes to prevent detergent from remaining beyond the wash.


Many fun bubble bath products, washes, and baby soaps contain ingredients that can cause excessive dryness or inflammation in baby skin. Avoid products with fragrances and harsh ingredients like sodium lauryl sulfates, which are commonly known to irritate the skin. Opt for a gentle, natural baby product like our Baby Gentle Foaming Cleanser, which is free of sulfates, phthalates, artificial dyes, and fragrances. It features organic and locally sourced blackberries, aloe vera and chamomile to soothe red and irritated skin, so you can give your baby the best care possible.

Saliva & Stool

Believe it or not, your baby’s own drool and poop can be the biggest skin irritants and cause the worst rashes. To avoid drool rash, keep a burp cloth or rag handy to keep saliva from dripping to the chin and neck. Change diapers frequently, and take extra care to change poopy diapers quickly, as stool combined with urine can cause the skin to become inflamed. Consider using a natural product like our rich Baby Lotion which features skin-soothing butters, borage and rosehip oils to nourish baby’s delicate skin and protect against dryness and chafing.


While sunscreen is vital to protect skin from sun damage, many SPF products contain oxybenzone, which can cause an allergic reaction in children. Don’t skip the sunscreen, but do use a product like our Natural Baby Sunscreen SPF 30, which contains cranberry and rosehip oils—both rich in antioxidants—to protect baby’s skin from the harsh rays of the sun.

Natural Baby Products For Perfect Baby Skin

At California Pure Naturals, we’re committed to taking the best of nature and creating nourishing products with nothing but the purest ingredients. We focus on local and organically cultivated agriculture with California-grown fruits and botanicals, so you can trust that our natural baby products are perfectly balanced for your baby’s delicate skin, and free of synthetic fertilizers and pesticides. Each of our natural baby products is consciously crafted with at least 70% organic ingredients, and contain no artificial sulfates, phthalates, parabens, or silicones. We welcome you to browse our online store today or explore our FAQ page for more information. You may also reach out to us at our contact page to get in touch. We look forward to helping you provide your child with the best skin care possible.