Thursday, July 7, 2011

Sophie is a California Baby

Sophie has sensitive skin. We have known this for a long time, since last August when she sat in a plastic outdoor chair that had pollen on it and broke out in hives. She has to wear a certain kind of diaper, and every time she gets sick she breaks out in a rash.

This week we are repairing our bathroom floor, and the toilet is in the bathtub. This makes it hard to bathe. So last night, Emma and I put Sophie in the kitchen sink. Since her California Baby tea tree and lavender shampoo/body wash was in the tub still, we used her old Johnson's Head-to-toe wash. We used to use it often, but since she gets random eczema patches and the tea tree wash keeps it under control, I just use that on her all the time now. I had been debating about continuing to use it, though, since it is a bit pricy (but lasts a LONG time).

Anyway, she was confused at first. She hadn't had a bath in the sink since she was a little baby in her infant tub! This was NEW. She quickly realized it was even easier to splash water on her sister, though, and played with her cup while I washed her down. To rinse her off, we stood her up and used the sprayer. As she turned around, we saw her back. And arms. And cheeks. She was turning red and breaking out all over! So Emma ran into the bathroom for the California Baby wash and I quickly washed her down all over with it. Thank goodness she didn't seem to be in pain, but it looked awful.

We dried her off, took her to her room, and Emma entertained her by singing and dancing along to a VeggieTales CD while I put calendula cream on all the spots.  She didn't even notice what I was doing, and clapped and cheered for her sister at the end of the song.

It's settled, though. Sophie is definitely staying a California Baby.

1 comment:

  1. Hi Christine,
    Thanks for sharing this! California baby is a great product indeed.

    ~Pauline @Kallony