Skincare: For Sensitivity

Sunscreens for Our Precious Ones: Mom's Guide
As we gear up for sun-soaked adventures with our little rays of sunshine, let's make sure they are protected with the best sunscreens out there! Nothing warms my heart more than seeing my kids explore the great outdoors, but as a mom, their safety is always my top priority. So, let's dive into the world of sunscreens and find the perfect ones for our precious little explorers!

  1. Embrace the Power of Broad-Spectrum Protection: Picture this: a sunscreen that shields our kiddos from all the harmful UV rays, and that's exactly what "broad-spectrum" sunscreens do! With these gems, we can rest assured that our little ones are safe from both the sneaky UVA rays and the pesky UVB rays.
  2. Extra Love with High SPF: Oh, the joy of knowing our little wonders are covered with high SPF love! SPF 30 or higher is the way to go, giving our kids that extra layer of protection from sunburn and those rays that mean business. It's like a warm, cozy blanket of defense for their tender skin!
  3. Gentle and Caring Physical Sunscreens: Isn't it heartwarming to find sunscreens that are as gentle as a mother's touch? Physical sunscreens with zinc oxide or titanium dioxide provide a nurturing shield without any harmful chemicals. Say goodbye to worries about skin irritations, and hello to happy faces!
  4. Designed with Our Little Ones in Mind: Mom-to-mom tip: always go for sunscreens designed with our kiddos in mind. Look for labels like "baby," "toddler," or "child," knowing they are made with extra care for their delicate skin. Let's pamper them with the best, shall we?
  5. Unstoppable Fun with Water-Resistant Magic: Our little adventurers love to make a splash, and that's where water-resistant and sweat-proof sunscreens come to the rescue! They keep on protecting even during water play or endless romps under the sun. Now, that's sunscreen magic!

Top 5 Sunscreens for Our Little Explorers (Available Online):

Babyganics Mineral-Based Baby Sunscreen Lotion SPF 50
 : This gentle gem is a mom-favorite! Its mineral-based formula, enriched with zinc oxide and titanium dioxide, creates a protective barrier, perfect for our little ones' delicate skin. With an impressive SPF 50, it offers strong defense against harmful UV rays. Say hello to worry-free playtime under the sun!

Thinkbaby Safe Sunscreen SPF 50+ : As parents, we want the best for our kids, and Thinkbaby delivers! This dermatologist-tested sunscreen is free from harmful chemicals, making it a safe choice for sensitive skin. With its top-notch SPF 50+ protection, it's like giving our little adventurers their own superhero shield against sunburn!

Neutrogena Pure & Free Baby Mineral Sunscreen SPF 50 : Shine bright like a diamond! This pediatrician-recommended sunscreen is a true gem. Boasting SPF 50 protection, it shields our little ones from UVB and UVA rays, helping prevent sunburn and premature aging. Enjoy sun-kissed days with this pure and gentle formula, just like a warm hug from the sun!

Aveeno Baby Continuous Protection Sensitive Skin Sunscreen SPF 50 : Nourishing protection at its finest! This pediatrician-recommended sunscreen is fragrance-free and specially designed for our tiny tots with sensitive skin. Its continuous protection formula ensures lasting coverage while locking in moisture like a cozy blanket on a summer breeze. Say goodbye to dryness and hello to happy, hydrated skin!

Badger Baby Sunscreen Cream SPF 30 : Unleash the explorer within! Badger Baby's natural and organic sunscreen is perfect for nature-loving kiddos. With an SPF 30 and infused with antioxidant-rich oils, it helps nourish and protect their delicate skin from sun and environmental stressors. Like a little adventure buddy, it keeps their skin safe and ready for all the summertime fun!

As fellow moms, let's cherish every sun-filled moment with our little adventurers, armed with the perfect sunscreens made with love and care. So, let's slather on the sun protection and let them shine like the little stars they are! Here's to a summer full of warmth, laughter, and endless memories with our precious ones. Happy sun-proofing, moms!

Little Antidote from Germany that Saved our Nights

Oh, let me tell you about our struggle with finding the right cream for our little one's eczema! It felt like we tried everything – Mustela, Aquaphor, Physiogel, you name it – but nothing seemed to work. It was so disheartening to see our son's skin condition persist despite all our efforts. But then, a friend from Seoul, which is like a mecca for K-beauty and skin health, suggested EUBOS baby cream. Now, I had never even heard of this German brand living in NYC, and even our pediatrician wasn't familiar with it.

So, we decided to do some online research and take a leap of faith. Getting our hands on the cream was a bit of a hassle back then, as it had to come all the way from Germany, but we were willing to wait. As any mom would do, I tested it on my skin first to make sure it was safe. Luckily, I felt really comfortable with how it made my skin feel.

Now, EUBOS didn't miraculously make our son's eczema vanish, but we noticed a significant improvement in just a few days. What made it special for our little one was that it worked quickly enough during the day to give his skin some relief. That way, he wouldn't scratch all night while trying to sleep. With other lotions and creams, we'd see some improvement during the day, but then the itching would come back at night, and it felt like we were stuck in a loop.

We've been so happy with EUBOS that we've recommended it to our friends and family who struggle with sensitive skin issues. And you know what? The feedback has been fantastic! I'd love to know if you have any cream recommendations too – please share!

(*Just a quick note – everything I shared here is purely based on our personal experience, and Pokka Kids has no affiliation whatsoever with the EUBOS brand.)

Itching for a Cure: Art for a Cause
Meet Annabelle, a talented and compassionate teenage artist with a heart full of love and passion. She's on a mission to make a difference in the lives of children suffering from eczema.

As a child, Annabelle experienced the struggles of eczema firsthand. Now, she's channeling her artistic skills to raise funds and awareness for eczema research through her inspiring fundraising campaign for "Itching for Cure." 

You can be a part of this incredible cause by making your donation to the National Eczema Association to receive one of Annabelle's artworks. Your support will help provide hope, relief, and a brighter future for children living with eczema.

Together, let's applaud Annabelle's dedication and join her in making a difference. Visit her page at

to explore her stunning creations and contribute to the noble cause.

Pokka Kids is dedicated to supporting individuals who strive to make a difference in the eczema community. Whether it's through fundraising, awareness campaigns, or advocacy, Pokka Kids stands alongside those working to improve the lives of individuals affected by eczema. We believe in the power of collaboration and are committed to providing support, resources, and products that promote comfort, sustainability, and skin health. Together, we can create a brighter future for those living with eczema.

Eczema Remedies  That “Actually” Worked

For all sleep lacking moms! So, imagine this - you're on this journey, just like me, searching high and low for anything that might help with your little one's eczema. You've tried this, tried that, and guess what? There's no one-size-fits-all answer.

But don't worry, mamas, because today I want to spill the beans on what other moms have found helpful for their kiddos' eczema. You know, sharing is caring, right?

So, there's this lovely mom who swears by Babo Organics, and guess what? It's gluten-free, and that seems to do wonders.

Then, get this, another mom remembers her own mom using regular oatmeal in a sock as 'soap.' No real soap, just Eucerin Intensive Repair with the red cap during flare-ups. Talk about old-school wisdom!

Some moms are waving goodbye to dairy, introducing probiotics, and slathering on Aveeno Eczema Therapy Balm. A Walmart find – Eczema cream by Triderma – is the hero for another mom. And get this, it worked when everything else failed. Mom power, right?

Now, here's a soft touch – Liquid Dove Sensitive soap worked wonders for another mom's daughter. Gentle and effective, just what we want.

Oh, and there's a mom bringing out the big combo – Neem oil and Aquaphor. Talk about a dynamic duo!

More options, you say? How about Aveeno Eczema Cream and Aquaphor? Or Weleda Skin Food – non-toxic and gets the job done.

And then there's the coconut oil fan club. Simple, natural, and oh-so-moisturizing.

Now, brace yourself – bleach baths once or twice a week, followed by Cerave Baby cream and Aquaphor. A little intense, but hey, if it works!

For a tiny bit of flare-up, a dab of cortisone cream mixed with Cerave cream does the trick. And here's a secret weapon – hydrocortisone mixed with Aquaphor. Three times a day during an outbreak, then three more days after it's healed. It's like magic!

But wait, there's more! Cerave everywhere twice a day for daily treatment. Bathe with Dove soap daily, and voila!

And here's a gentle reminder – not every day needs a bath. Always moisturize, and Aquaphor is a go-to for one mom.

Now, here's a cozy routine – warm bath, low-temp hair dryer, and Sudocream Antiseptic Healing Cream. Magical, right? You can grab it on Amazon or even at Walmart.

Okay, I've got something from a pedia-dermatologist – Fluticasone. Better than cortisone, apparently. It worked like magic for one mom's daughter. Controlled eczema for 1.5 years and counting. Talk about a superhero cream!

Oh, and a wise mom suggests figuring out those triggers first. We're all different, aren't we? Once you crack the code, you can keep it under control. Eczema might not vanish, but hey, we can manage it.

And for those cozy nights, there's Aveeno Eczema Therapy Nighttime Cream in the tub. Sweet dreams, little ones!

Remember, these tips came from a moms' social group. And hey, before you go all-in, check with your doctor. Safety first! Wishing your little ones smooth and happy skin! 💖