I’ve suffered from dry skin and eczema for years. I guess it runs in families because Piper’s skin flares up with dry, rough patches. on occasion.
Before having Piper, I never even knew that little ones could also suffer from eczema. Last winter, the rash was so prevalent that I brought her to her pediatrician to make sure her skin issues weren’t anything more serious. Thankfully, the doctor instantly diagnosed her rough baby skin as eczema, and told me to change her baby wash exclusively to Aveeno baby wash.
After the weather warmed up around here, my husband and I stopped using Aveeno wash on Piper. The bottle was empty and we reasoned that the warmer weather brought some much-needed humidity into our environment. Were we ever wrong! Today is probably the worst Piper’s skin has ever been, and we only have ourselves to blame!
By sheer coincidence, Aveeno just sent us a nice care package containing products made specially for babies. I couldn’t be more thrilled that we actually received Aveeno Baby Eczema Therapy Moisturizing Cream, along with other Aveeno Baby products! I’m used to slathering Piper with a petroleum jelly-like product, so a soothing cream will be a welcome change to our normally greasy bath time routine!
We also received Aveeno Baby Cleansing Therapy Moisturizing Wash and Aveeno Baby Essential Moisture Shampoo, which we’ll start using at bath time tonight. I’m 99% positive that a “regular” baby wash caused Piper’s eczema to return, so I’m crossing my fingers that these creamy, gentle cleansers will be the first step in getting Piper’s soft baby skin back.
Finally, we have some travel planned for the next few weeks. If Piper’s skin is cleared up, I’ll be taking along the Aveeno Baby Wash & Shampoo so I don’t have to pack multiple bottles of products for her.
I’m so happy our Aveeno supply has been replenished! If you’re looking to treat your baby’s dry skin, try using Aveeno Baby moisturizing products!
Aveeno sent a selection of products for my family to try in exchange for this blog post. My opinion wasn’t influenced by the samples; all thoughts and opinions remain my own. Thanks to Aveeno for providing the Aveeno Baby products!
MB, have you tried it on your eczema (if you still have it)? I wonder if it would help me…
My doctor insisted we use nothing other than Cetaphil for our daughter’s eczema. It is fabulous!
My daughter has eczema and the doctor also recommended aquaphor or cethaphil. Both did not work, cetaphil actually made it a lot worse, it really flared up and she screamed after I put it on her. Then I tried the Aveeno moisturizing cream and it did wonders for her skin! The eczema is almost gone!
We use cetaphil and aveeno for our kids also dove for sensitive skin can work really well-it’s often a little cheaper. Just wanted to mention that petroleum jelly is suspected to increase the risk of cancer when used long term on rashes/dry skin. My doctor who is usually quite laid back insists we do not use it regularly. It was nice seeing your post cause we’ve been fighting this a lot lately with all three of our kids =) Somehow it’s nice to know others are in the same boat.
Samantha Bender says
My youngest has terrible eczema…when he was a couple of months old, his entire body broke out in it. We used every OTC lotion available and none of them would help. Then, my mom gave us some Renew lotion from Melaleuca (all natural products.) After only a couple of times using Renew, my son’s eczema is so much better. If I don’t use the lotion for a couple days, I can see it starting to return so I know it is making a huge difference. I highly recommend it!