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Eczema help! MyLittleOnes 2 kids; WI, WI, United States 859 posts
18th Mar

Both my babies have eczema. My 6m old currently has it on her booty and it's spread down her legs. I have prescribed cream for her, I also just picked up some aveeno baby eczema lotion. If your child has it, how do you treat/prevent it? I don't know if it matters, but we use Johnson's bath products, and baby magic lotion. 

Good Queen Bess 2 kids; Ontario 45800 posts
18th Mar

Personally, I would stop using the prescription cream.

Add olive oil (or you can use baby oil) to bath water.  Once you get her out of the water, immediately use a moisturizing cream while she is still wet (within 5 minutes of getting out of the bath).  Twice a day, use moisturizing lotion.

Moisturizing cream is thicker than lotion, and will help protect the skin. Use creams and lotions that are scent free and dye free.  Aveeno is a good one.

Minion Due September 30 (girl); 2 kids; ., GA, United States 21213 posts
status 18th Mar

We don't give her hot baths. We keep lotion on her and use mild soap, plus her Rx cream when needed. 




I also have this home made beeswax body butter that works like magic.
MyLittleOnes 2 kids; WI, WI, United States 859 posts
18th Mar

Quoting speaktruth2powr:
Personally, I would stop using the prescription cream.

Add olive oil (or you can use baby oil) to bath water.  Once you get her out of the water, immediately use a moisturizing cream while she is still wet (within 5 minutes of getting out of the bath).  Twice a day, use moisturizing lotion.

Moisturizing cream is thicker than lotion, and will help protect the skin. Use creams and lotions that are scent free and dye free.  Aveeno is a good one.



I will try this. I don't like using the prescription, plus it doesn't seem to be helping. 

MyLittleOnes 2 kids; WI, WI, United States 859 posts
18th Mar

Quoting Minion:
We don't give her hot baths. We keep lotion on her and use mild soap, plus her Rx cream when needed. 

I also have this home made beeswax body butter that works like magic.


How do you make the body butter? 

Zeke's Mama Due September 26 (girl); 1 child; Pensacola, Florida 5711 posts
status 18th Mar

We don't use scented things on his skin, and if it looks like he's about to break out we use his Eucerin and hydrocortisone cream. We also use Burt's bees lotion for sensitive skin on him. It works really well.

Good Queen Bess 2 kids; Ontario 45800 posts
18th Mar

Quoting Michelleandbabies:

I will try this. I don't like using the prescription, plus it doesn't seem to be helping. 


Our doctor doesn't recommend using rx creams for baby eczema. My DD has it all over her body, it's especially bad behind her knees, on her hands, and her forehead.

We use Burt's Bees Nourishing Lotion, BB Shampoo/Body Wash, and BB baby oil for bath time, and we apply Aveeno twice a day.  For her hands, we use Lanisoh (which is originally to help with dry/chapped nipples for breastfeeding mothers since she is putting her hands in her mouth all the time now.)

MyLittleOnes 2 kids; WI, WI, United States 859 posts
18th Mar

This may be a dumb question but, do I need to use baby lotions? Will any type of unscented lotions be ok for everyday use? On this aveeno bottle it says as needed, can I use it for their everyday cream? 

Good Queen Bess 2 kids; Ontario 45800 posts
18th Mar

Quoting Michelleandbabies:
This may be a dumb question but, do I need to use baby lotions? Will any type of unscented lotions be ok for everyday use? On this aveeno bottle it says as needed, can I use it for their everyday cream? 


Baby lotions have a tendency to be more gentle and contain less chemicals.

If you don't want to use a baby lotion, look for something that is all natural (or close to it). That's why we use the Burt's Bees stuff, plus it smells amazing.

The Aveeno would be good to use right after bathing because it is really thick. I would find something else for their every day cream.

MyLittleOnes 2 kids; WI, WI, United States 859 posts
18th Mar

Quoting speaktruth2powr:

Our doctor doesn't recommend using rx creams for baby eczema. My DD has it all over her body, it's especially bad behind her knees, on her hands, and her forehead.

We use Burt's Bees Nourishing Lotion, BB Shampoo/Body Wash, and BB baby oil for bath time, and we apply Aveeno twice a day.  For her hands, we use Lanisoh (which is originally to help with dry/chapped nipples for breastfeeding mothers since she is putting her hands in her mouth all the time now.)

It's in the creases of her little chubby legs, all over her butt cheeks. My son only gets a little patch on his face so his was always easy to manage. I didn't know it spread like this. Thank you very much for this advice. 
Good Queen Bess 2 kids; Ontario 45800 posts
18th Mar

Quoting Michelleandbabies: It's in the creases of her little chubby legs, all over her butt cheeks.
My son only gets a little patch on his face so his was always easy to
manage. I didn't know it spread like this. Thank you very much for this
advice.


The creases on her legs are the worst for my daughter as well.
I feel so bad for her.

~mama~ 4 kids; Susanville, CA, United States 1545 posts
18th Mar

My sister gave me Equate Intense Therapy (fragrance free, dry skin lotion) because she thought it was too oily for her, turns out it is AMAZING for eczema. My kids have been on prescription creams their whole lives and now as long as I put this lotion on nightly they don't break out :) 

Sarah ♥ K&K 2 kids; 2 angel babies; South Land, CA, United States 117114 posts
18th Mar

My 6 year old gets it really bad on his booty/scrotum, neck and inner elbows.  Hes had it for about 3 years and we threw out the prescription creams awhile ago.  We use the aveeno eczema relief lotion when it flares up and vani cream as an everyday soap and lotion. We dont use most soaps marketed toward kids or babies because they tend to have more chemicals that irritate his skin.  We can use the brand Shea Moisture on him though which is marketed toward kids but adults can use it too if you're looking for something the whole family can use as it can be pricey. 

Have you done any food allergy testing?  Sometimes they go hand in hand but not always.  Stress is a big factor in my sons flare ups and he has a dairy sensitivity.  

MyLittleOnes 2 kids; WI, WI, United States 859 posts
18th Mar

Quoting Sarah ♥ K&K:
My 6 year old gets it really bad on his booty/scrotum, neck and inner elbows.  Hes had it for about 3 years and we threw out the prescription creams awhile ago.  We use the aveeno eczema relief lotion when it flares up and vani cream as an everyday soap and lotion. We dont use most soaps marketed toward kids or babies because they tend to have more chemicals that irritate his skin.  We can use the brand Shea Moisture on him though which is marketed toward kids but adults can use it too if you're looking for something the whole family can use as it can be pricey. 

Have you done any food allergy testing?  Sometimes they go hand in hand but not always.  Stress is a big factor in my sons flare ups and he has a dairy sensitivity.  


We havent done any food or allergy testing yet. With my son it's so mild, he rarely has flare ups. My daughters to me seems pretty moderate. I will mention that at her next appointment though. 

MyLittleOnes 2 kids; WI, WI, United States 859 posts
18th Mar

Seriously, thank you everyone! There's so many tips I'm bound to find something that will work for them. Thank you, thank you Super Happy