If you have been following along for a while, then you already know I spend a good amount of time trying to help Lila fight eczema. We have tried so many different things to help her skin get back to normal over the years and I have definitely learned a few things that do the trick. Recently she had a terrible flair up and it really had me evaluate all the products we were using once again. Below are a few tips that have worked for me and our daily routine for keeping the eczema to a minimum.
Eczema Relief For Babies And Toddlers
- Bathe Daily with non-scented products. I am a super fan of this No Fragrance Super Sensitive Bubble Bath. You only need a tiny bit to create a wonderland of bubbles. It’s pretty magical! Bath Drops are good for adding moisture to the bath. Just a drop or two will do the trick.
- Before Drying Off After Bath time I mix in the palm of my hand about a quarter size of No Fragrance Super Sensitive Body Oil and a quarter size of No Fragrance Super Sensitive Cream. With that I give my little lady a massage in all of her eczema prone areas. The body oil really adds a lot of moisture to her skin, I can notice a difference if I don’t add it in.
- It Is Best To Dress her in long sleeve and pant pajamas so that her whole body is covered and the moisture stays locked in. (Also make sure your laundry detergent is fragrance free and plant based. It took me a long time to figure out that our detergent was irritating my poor baby’s skin.)
- Don’t Be Afraid to ask your doctor for a prescription for eczema. We had to do this recently after a big flair up and it helped significantly. Her entire flair up was completely gone in 2-3 days, after I had tried home remedies for about a week on my own. I now can also use the prescription for spot treatment when I need it, but do not use it often. The skin with eczema is already thin and irritated that putting medicine on it isn’t the best way to get rid of it. You really want to baby the skin and pack it with moisture.
- Add Cream 1-2 More Times throughout the day. During diaper changes or outfit changes I will always spot treat her problem areas with cream. In my diaper bag I keep a travel size cream so that I can dab some on when we are out and about. I notice a huge difference in her skin and her overall happiness (less scratching and less irritation) when I spot treat on the go or at home.
- Remember To Relax. Most eczema cases disappear over time. I find myself stressing out all the time over her red patches, but it is actually very common in babies and toddlers. I have to remind myself to slow down, stay calm, and if I need to feel in control of the situation to just apply some cream. 🙂
I really do believe that having the right routine and finding the right products can make a huge difference. So much so that I have fully committed to this, No Fragrance Super Sensitive Line. A few of their products even come in gallons and half gallons, so you can save big bucks when shopping for the good stuff. We use this shampoo/bodywash and buying one gallon is equilvilant to buying like 15 bottles. Talk about saving a trip to the store! I find myself using it too because the pump on it is easier than my own body wash and I think it’s good to use the same soap as her since we are always in close contact. I also share the same detergent as her for the same reason.
I hope this helps someone else that is eczema prone. If you have any questions please leave them in the comments and I will make sure to answer them.
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