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Carol posted this 20 February 2019

My baby is getting eczema and I was wondering if anyone had any ointment recommendations or natural ways to treat it. 

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Ashley posted this 20 February 2019

Aquaphor has really worked for my little one. I recommend it.

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Reba posted this 20 February 2019

I ditto Aquaphor. I also switched my babies to Aveeno products which seemed to help a bit. At one point, one of my babies was on a prescription cream for eczema. Thankfully, they both grew out of it by the time they hit 4 years. I'd also recommend not to bathe them all the time if they are little and to keep the skin moisturized frequently. 

Carol posted this 21 February 2019

Thank you ladies for your recommendations. I will try bathing her every other day instead of daily and I will try Aquaphor to see if it helps. 

Brandy posted this 20 May 2019

We have tried both natural stuff and prescriptions and none of it has worked. The ped finally said if it doesn't seem to bother the baby then don't worry about it but I still do!

Jenny posted this 20 May 2019

Aquaphor didn't work for my little one. Neither did changing the formula. What I found finally worked was 

1) Stopping Dreft. The chemicals/scent in that weren't helping. 

2) Washing my clothes and babies clothes TOGETHER in a perfume-free detergent. I used to wash them separately, but realized that I'm snuggling baby/etc so they were getting my detergent all over them anyway. 

3) Bag balm. Believe it or not, daily applications of bag balm were what eventually saved our bacon and got my son's face and skin all cleared up. 

Hope that helps! 

Randi posted this 06 July 2019

Aveeno worked well on my first but not on my second. I found Puriya: Mother of All Creams off of Amazon to be AMAZING! Worked on my kids and myself. It's spendy, but a little goes a long way.

cara posted this 11 September 2019

The only thing that works for my little one is prescription eucrissa twice a day, ground oatmeal baths, and I have to apply 3 different lotions during every diaper change. Its so severe that at 18 months we can still only do baths once a week or it cracks and bleeds. It doesn't seem to bother him but it sure looks miserable. People are always freaking out asking me what happened to him, I smile and tell them its just eczema and they look at me like I am a terrible mother becuase its so bad. When he turns 2 we will be able to go to a dermatologist and allergy specialist.

Violet posted this 14 February 2020

If you're looking for a natural remedy manuka honey works well! My friend's baby has awful eczema on her face and that is the only thing she uses! Just be careful if your babe is under one that it's not near babes mouth!!! 

Heath posted this 15 February 2020

My son had eczema patches on the back of his legs. It's definitely worth a trip to the dermatologist. She recommended a script and also Cerave!

Mira posted this 17 February 2020

It is the worst!! For us we tried so many different lotions, creams and balms. But the only thing that has worked are prescription creams. Good luck!! 

Jane posted this 17 February 2020

Cetaphil face and body lotion has worked wonders on his patches!

Meona posted this 24 February 2020

Good old Petroleum Jelly has been my baby's best friend for eczema. It keeps his skin moisturized throughout the day and protects his skin from any irritants.  Hydrocortisone is another one I use in the crease of his arms and legs. We also wash his clothes in the free from all dyes, colors, perfume, etc. detergent-- the ALL brand is a good one or 7th Generation. 

I also bath my little one 2x a day with Oil of Olay -either the sensitive skin or Shea Butter bars and they never irritate him.

Tiana posted this 24 February 2020

Ah ah ah!!!! Me!!! My son has the worst eczema and the only thing that works for him is believe it or not, the doctor recommend and we finally found out, Vaseline. There is a kids brand that is petroleum jelly for $5 bucks and has worked wonders. I bought the Honest company, the tubby Todd and all these expensive brands just to find out they made it way worse. Plants and lavender really dry it out! He is 11 months now and has the softest skin ever thanks to aveeno baby wash and Baby Vaseline.

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