My little one has my same allergies. It breaks my heart. I prayed the entire pregnancy that she would be my miracle baby. She wouldn’t have ANY of my allergies or my husband’s allergies. She has all of them. She’s an overachiever! Anywho. It’s been a very steep learning curve, with lots of tears, pain, anger and resentment to hidden allergens….BUT we’re overcoming the allergies one homemade item at a time! I try to only use organic products that have had minimal processing.
ALL OF THE COMMERCIAL, DISPOSABLE BABY DIAPERS AND WIPES HAVE CORN IN THEM!!!!! The Seventh Generation diapers are supposedly corn free but I’m not convinced. Also, a lot of the commercial diapers have latex. Be Careful!!! I buy the Yipiyuk 100% Organic Egyptian Cotton Diapers from Green Mountain Diapers. I purchase her LATEX-FREE diaper covers from Kawaii Diaper Covers. She had a terrible rash, bright red hoo-ha area, and a horrible yeast-like diaper rash. If latex touches her skin then the raised, yeast rashes flare again.
I use small cotton towels in a wipe warmer (let the wipe warmer air out for a few days, the plastic stinks). I make her wipe water and pour it over the wipes. There are no allergy safe wipes, even the hypoallergenic wipes contain corn. Here’s the Recipe (Thanks Shannon!), store the left over in the fridge. I have a travel wipe warmer for trips.
- 3 cups filtered water
- 3 tbsp Organic Jojoba oil
- 4-6 drops of safe soap (Earth Friendly Dish Liquid – Lavender)
- 16 Drops Tea tree essential oil (Mountain Rose Herb)
- 16 Drops of Lavender essential oil (Mountain Rose Herb)
- 8 Drops of Peppermint Essential oil (Mountain Rose Herb)
Updated Baby Wipe Water Recipe
Baby Booty Paste
I could not find any butt paste or rash cream that was corn free, gluten free, wheat free, soy free, etc. I decided to make my own when her yeast rash went Gangsta on her booty. It was during the “mommy didn’t realize the baby was allergic to latex as well” phase of this allergy mishigas. Here’s the recipe, essential oils have medicinal uses:
- Bowl full of shea butter (GFSoap – pre-whipped)
- Organic Jojoba oil for consistency
- smidgen of Zinc oxide (Amazon)
- 4 drops of Tea tree essential oil
- 4 drops of Lavender essential oil
- 8 drops of Peppermint essential oil
- Blend together with a hand blender
I make her baby powder, of course. I use 19 parts Arrowroot Powder (Mountain Rose Herb) and 1 part Zinc Oxide (Essential Depot).
The Complete Potty Pail System (we made our own)
Here is the toothbrush I was using for the Yipiyuk. They are latex free.
Toothbrush I currently use for the Yipiyuk is by POH. I alternate between #5 (Adult Soft) and #8 (Junior)
Toiletry (Soap, Lotion, Hair Care, etc) Items
All of our toiletry items are on the Personal Care Products Page. If you have any specific questions about toiletry items please comment below.
I shop for 100% Organic cotton clothing as much as possible. I’m going to start keeping a tab of everywhere I shop and I’ll update this site as I go. Please be aware that a lot of clothing companies use latex in their elastic.
I just ordered 100%, organic, unbleached cotton, latex free undies and lounge pants from Cottonique. I’m going to experiment on myself before experimenting with new clothes for the Yipiyuk.
I plan to order a few skirts, pants and undies from Cottonfield USA. I will update here as soon as I place/receive my first purchase.
Many companies are beginning to use bioplastics and latex in the production/manufacturing of toys. This is not a good thing for the corn and latex allergic. Here is a list of common items in the hospital, home, and community that contain Latex.
I replaced the Yipiyuk’s latex balls with Oballs. She LOVES them! They would be great for all latex allergic and non-latex allergic kids. They are so much fun. She can easily grab, throw, spin, and roll them with her pudgy little fingers.
Teething rings. The Yipiyuk loved her old teething ring; unfortunately they were made from latex and started to cause reactions. I ordered safe, latex free teethers. She still plays with them to this day (almost 27 months). She LOVES them!
Fisher Price, Little Tykes seem to be working well. They are supposedly latex free. I have not checked with the company directly.