Good Baby Stuff


Good moisturizer for baby eczema: Aveeno Soothing Relief Moisturizer Cream

 

Mommy uses this on my sensitive skin and it works!

Mommy uses this on my sensitive skin and it works!

Baby eczema must be one of the more frustrating conditions to watch your child suffer from. Watching your baby scratch himself like he has fleas is quite upsetting. I’ve tried many different remedies for baby C, and just about every cream on the market, but my favourite so far is this Aveeno Soothing Relief Moisturizer Cream.

Updated: Oops! Actually it’s called Aveeno Baby Ezcema Skincare Moisturizing cream. And it’s about double the price (but still worth it).

I was sent a sample, and it’s the best baby eczema moisturizer we’ve used so far. In fact, I used it all up in a week. You can buy it at Well.ca for $6.59. And the site offers free shipping in Canada. Definitely worth it. I’ve tried Eucerin, SpectroKids Eczema ointment, and they’re ok but not great. This works well, goes on easily (the SpectroKids is so difficult to squeeze out of the tube) and seems to offer little C some relief. It’s so hard to know, cause ezcema flares up and recedes, and you don’t always know why. For me, right now, my elbows are a mess again. Sigh. 

-GBS

What Cillian is doing now: Pushing his high chair around. He’s standing, going up stairs quickly, pushing stray tidbits of food into his mouth with his finger, all kinds of new and exciting developments. He can say “meh meh meh,” too. And he doesn’t mind being babysat either, he loves to play (I went to see Coco avant Chanel with my friend Y and my mom watched him, then Janet watched him yesterday so Niall and I could eat dinner at the Drake.).


Eczema treatment for babies: Spectro Kids Eczema

 

We were skeptical, but this stuff is pretty good for eczema!

We were skeptical, but this stuff is pretty good for eczema!

Baby eczema. It’s all about putting the moisturizer on WET skin.

Part of me thinks I shouldn’t jinx it, but C’s baby eczema is relatively under control. Many thanks to my friend L who cottoned me onto the practice of wetting the skin and then moisturizing, three times per day, and to my mom who said she read that you should bathe baby every day (tepid/warm water, NOT hot) and moisturize. Using a combo practice, C’s eczema is under control. He also has Betaderm, too, but I’m needing that less and less.

I like this Spectro Kids Eczema product, though initially I thought it was just a gimmick. It’s very difficult to squeeze it out of the tube though. Really quite annoying, they should change the toothpaste tube style to a pump or a soft tube. It’s one of those metal tubes.

The thing about baby eczema though is it can flare up out of nowhere, for seemingly no reason. So while I’d like to believe it’s strictly the wetting/moisturizing of the skin, it may just be that C’s skin is calmer, too.

Fingers crossed.

-GBS

What Cillian is doing now: He’s watching the rain stream down the sliding glass doors in the kitchen. He is also alternately banging on something, though I’m not sure what and I’m not inclined to find out. I figure if he’s making noise, he’s alive. He’s teething again. He’s got two teeth but drooling like a hot puppy on a sunny day.


Baby eczema treatment

What a weekend of eczema-fighting it has been. Poor CC has had this dreadful condition since birth, practically, and has had a flare up on his cheek for the last month or so. At least I think it’s eczema. It responds to his 1 per cent cortisone ointment treatment if I stay on top of it all night long, reapplying and reapplying everytime he swipes it off…which is often. 

It goes away, then comes back with a vengeance. Unfortunately, I have it too, if you saw my elbows you’d probably barf. They’re all cracked and bleeding. Yuck. So I’ve been creaming them and using Eucerin and vaseline (on CC too), etc and so forth.

Probably will take little guy to the doctor. Would love to treat this naturally with just calendula or something, but natural treatments, frankly, take too long if they work at all (I’ve never had any luck with them). Will update with what the doc says.

-GBS

What Cillian is doing now: slapping a book of Baby Faces. We also discovered that when he drinks water out of a sippy cup or regular cup and you hold it for him, he holds his little hands up when you do it. Too cute!