how to get rid of my babys dry skin without any heavy steriods
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Cristina - posted on 07/12/2010
Cera Ve it's a great lotion with no greasy feeling hypoallergenic and it works great, it's over the counter, my son has eczema, (I've looked for ages, it seemed) to find a good lotion that worked, well Cera Ve works, and it's totally gone (his Eczema), I use it all day after his bath or after the pool, I use it too, oh, try to bathe the baby with almost room temp warm water and try not to leave the baby too long in the bath, (that helps make the skin dryer) don't use regular soaps use aroma free dye free, a good one I've found is the Eucerin calming bath, great product. hope it helps.
Sally - posted on 07/07/2010
You can also bathe only when dirty and use as little soap as possible. Keep the bath as cool as comfortable and don't soak him for more than a few minutes (5-10) works best for us.
To help with the itch, for us coating her in a paste of colloidal oatmeal works best, but is very hard to rinse off. Adding a cup of strong cammomile tea to the bathwater helps also.
More good luck
Sally - posted on 07/07/2010
Find out what he's allergic or sensitive to and elliminate it from his environment.
While you're working on that--What works best for our daughter is lots of lotion. We've tried dozens and our favorite so far is a couple drops of lavender essential oil mixed into a bottle of organic extra virgin olive oil. We coat her entire body in it every morning and night and at least her arms and legs every diaper change. It will soak in better if the skin is already moist so I either mist her with water or wrap her body in a damp washcloth before I put it on. Also after bath lotion heavily while the baby is still wet and lotion again after they air dry.
Amy - posted on 07/07/2010
My son had dry skin as a baby and the dr. told me it was baby exzema and not to worry about it....but we're mom's and we worry, LOL. I found that giving him a several ounces of water each day (everyday) helped to alleviate the dry skin (yes I was breastfeeding at the time, and they say not too, but it worked) of course check with your dr. but the extra fluid really helped him. i also really like aveeno baby bath products as someone else suggested. really helps, the everyday baby bath and everday lotion
Sarah - posted on 07/06/2010
Have you heard of Halo Technical Comfort clothing? It wicks away moisture and reduces itching and irritation caused by eczema and sensitive skin, and is even approved by the National Eczema Association. My LO doesn't have eczema, but I got it for the SPF 30 and body temp regulating features, and just love how breathable the fabric is.
Cecilia - posted on 07/05/2010
Doctors if they know what they are doing should not be prescribing heavy steroids for a baby. I have had eczema since I was five. Sometimes, it takes growing out of it, sometimes it can be managed. Either way all the options below are good ideas.
Kristel - posted on 07/04/2010
We had the same problem for several months, we changed the laundry detergent to natural detergent and she did better, we then changed her soap and lotion to cetaphil which is really great for ezema. She cleared up and her cousin is super sensitive to other creams and cleansers so this one does the trick. you can find it at costco, and rite aid look under beauty or ask an associate as it is hard to find.
Rachel - posted on 07/04/2010
The first thing, is to find out why he has it. If its fungal, allergies, or simply dry skin.
Allergy-wise: Change your laundry soap to the free & clear versions. Cut down on all scented air freshners, candles and synthetic frangrances in the home. Make sure his diet is from all natural sources and organic dairy sources. And use shampoo and baby washes such as EcoStore brand. All natural, no additives, etc.
Dry-skin: I use doTerra Lavender essential oil (I have the link if your interested) and then cover a thin layer of Lansinoh lanolin overtop of it. Its best to do it at night, as its a sticky emollient till it absorbs. But covering it up with long sleeve/pants pj's always does the trick. I did this, and it cleared up my daughters skin in just a few days.
Everything together allows her skin to be free and clear of all breakouts.
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