OH BABY!

Eczema relief treatments for babies aren’t that much different from treatments for adults.  The basic principles for controlling eczema are alike, but babies have much more sensitive skin and are much more susceptible.  Because of this, parents must be very careful and should be proactive about taking care of their infant’s eczema.  Here are some things to practice everyday at home to help baby keep flareups under control.

-Bathe baby in lukewarm water for no more than ten minutes.  Hot water is bad for eczema because it can dry the skin out more by stripping the skin of it’s natural protective oils.

-Use a very mild and gentle baby soap that’s free of dyes and perfumes.  These two elements can irritate the skin and cause an eczema breakout.  California Baby is a line of organic baby products that’s safe and natural.  The line carries a shampoo/body wash specifically made to soothe baby eczema.  To try it, go to: http://www.californiababy.com/therapeutic-relief-eczema-wash-19-oz.html.  Be prepared to dish some dollars out though for this product.  It costs $32 for 19 fl. oz.  For a budget friendly alternative, try Aveeno Cleansing Therapy Wash

Aveeno Baby Daily Moisture Lotion

-After baby is bathed, pat dry the skin gently.  Don’t rub!!  Immediately after, moisturize baby’s skin (while the skin is still damp) with non-scented, mild, and dye-free baby lotion.  This seals the moisture in the skin.  Try Aveeno Baby Daily Moisture Lotion.  For 12 fl. oz. you can get the lotion at Target for less than $6. It costs more at drugstores and at Wal-Mart, but you can find the lotion there too.

-Wash clothes in a dye-free and perfume-free laundry detergent.  Avoid fabric softener if possible.  The perfumes and dyes in the soap can irritate baby’s skin.  Consider cleaning your washing machine first before washing baby’s clothes and blankets to ensure there are no residuals from previous washes.  Check out Tip #2 in my other blog entry for some budget friendly tips: https://eczemamemoirs.wordpress.com/2012/09/06/first-steps/

-Avoid over-dressing baby.  Putting too many clothes or too many blankets on baby can cause your infant to get too hot.  When baby produces sweat, it triggers eczema flareups and causes itching.

-Be proactive and consistent!!  Don’t give up!!  Being consistent and developing a daily routine will definitely help ease your child’s eczema.  Remember, it may get tough, but watching your baby get worse and suffer is even more difficult.  Be your child’s champion and help them in the healing process.  They need you!!

-Source: Web MD

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Yes, I have eczema. Yes, I'm writing about it. I suppose it's unoriginal, but I hope my work isn't. Please share more of your stories and experiences with me and please suggest topics if you're curious about anything. Hope to hear from all of you soon!! View all posts by jamiesjournals

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