Goat Milk For Baby Dry Skin, Eczema & Cradle Cap

Goat Milk For Baby Dry Skin, Eczema & Cradle Cap

Babies can develop dry, flaky skin as well as cradle cap in their first few months of life.  In most cases, it will resolve by 6 months of age.  In some cases the cause for skin problems can be the formula you are using such as an allergic reaction, a body wash or bad hygiene. 

Dry Skin

Dry skin is quite common in babies and happens mostly when babies are over-bthed.  When giving your baby a bath, do not use a bubble bath or harsh soap.  It is recommend to use a soap thats mild & meant for infants.  If you are bathing your baby more then twice a week in the first few months, it is best to use only water if your baby is developing dry skin.  We recommend if needed as daily soap, the best, non-harsh one to use would be a goat milk bar soap.  Be sure its free from scents & coloring.  Also be sure to keep it out your babies eyes.  Goat Milk has many nourishing properties on the skin & will keep your babies skin soft & moist.  We also recommend when using lotion on your babies skin, that you use a Goat Milk based lotion thats not scented.


Eczema is usually caused by an allergic reaction.  It is genetic & it will never fully go away but can be kept at bay with proper diet or staying away from the allergen causing the flare up.  Eczema is small red bumps that start on the neck and upper back and extend down to the torso and into the arms and legs.  These spots usually are accompanied by dry skin. The bumps may even fill with fluid and burst open when irritated.  For a infant suffering from Eczema, we do recommend trying a Hypoallergenic formula as the proteins are hydrolyzed (meaning broken into to smaller pieces) and easier to digest, parents have found this has helped with eczema breakout.  The use of a Goat Milk Soap & lotion have also proven benefits to helping the skin be less inflamed.  

Cradle Cap

Cradle cap is similar to dandruff in some ways & is very common.  It will usually go away by 6 months of age.  The cause of cradle cap is still unknown.  It may stem from overactive sebaceous glands, a fungal infection, or both. The sebaceous glands are found in the skin and produce an oil-like substance, known as sebum.  The best treatment is to use a very mild, non oil based shampoo or soap to gently clean the scalp.  Be sure to not use baby oil or oily lotion on the cradle cap as it can make it worse.  We recommend using a Goat Milk based bar soap thats unscented & color free.  The healing properties sound in Goat Milk have proven to help out breaks in cradle. 

How Do Goat Milk Soap & Lotions Help?

Goat milk contains alpha-hydroxy acids such as lactic acid which help remove dead skin cells from your skin’s surface. This leaves new cells on the surface of your skin that are smoother and younger looking. Water-based soaps may use harsh chemical acids to accomplish this, frequently with skin-damaging results.

Goat milk contains many vitamins, but is particularly high in Vitamin A, which is necessary to repair damaged skin tissue, and maintain healthy skin. There have been several medical studies showing that creams made with Vitamin A reduce lines and wrinkles, control acne.  Water-based soaps can be artificially fortified with vitamins, but most aren’t.

Goat milk contains important minerals for the skin such as selenium. Selenium is believed by scientists to have an important role in preventing skin cancer. Selenium can also help prevent damage to the skin from excessive time in the sun. 

Looking For Goat Milk Soaps?

Check out Little Moo Organics for a variety.  There are also lotions, bath bombs, skin repair & more from quality, goat milk product manufactures at excellent prices. 

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