Any suggestions on lotion for an 18mo who has extremely sensitive skin?

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Summer - posted on 06/23/2012

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Rodan + Fields Dermatologist's Sooth Moisture Replenishing Cream! We are obsessed with it it solves a variety of skin issues. It is great for mom and can be used on baby too! I have seen it get rid of that dry baby acne on a toddlers cheeks and arms in 5 days. You can but it at https://summermayer.myrandf.com/Shop/Soothe

Rachel - posted on 02/10/2009

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My daughter has exsima (can't spell it, sorry) and exstremely sensetive skin.I've found for her the best stuff is Curel original. If i put it on her everyday she has little to no break outs. The best time to put it on her is right after her bath, the skin will absorb more of it.I use it myself and have used it on my kids since they were tiny. hope you find something that works for you!!

Johanna - posted on 01/04/2009

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Start with a body wash that will be delicate on their skin. My husband swears by Cetphil. You can buy it at any pharmacy or WalMart. My husband is super sensitive but his lotion is prescribed so I don't think that will work. Anyways, start with a gentle body wash. Good luck!! I feel your pain with the skin issue just mine isn't a child, it's my big baby, my husband. I say that out of love.

Becky - posted on 01/04/2009

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Eucerin or Aveeno unscented cream (not lotion) immediately after bath while skin is still moist. Also try bathing in Aveeno unscented bodywash (much better than Johnson's) or using pure Goat's Milk bar soap.

Ismay - posted on 01/04/2009

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I used Oilatum when my sons condition got better, so its' less likely to come back. Its like, it soothes any itchiness and protects it then (a bit like vaseline)

Jen - posted on 01/04/2009

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California Baby has a great line for sensitive babies, Earth Baby/Angel Mom ?not positive of the name? is great too.

Calli - posted on 01/04/2009

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As a nurse and mom with a daughter with eczema really bad, we use plain dove soap, then always follow with lotion, original Aveeno is awsome for this. Hope this helps.

Claire - posted on 01/04/2009

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Aloe vera propolis creme is excellent and all natural, good for all the family!

Nicole - posted on 01/04/2009

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I would suggest olive oil, coconut butter or shea butter. No chemicals to irritate the skin, and not very expensive. These work great as hair conditioners/anti-frizzers too. Not bathing every day will help a lot, and using a gentle soap like Aveeno oatmeal or Burt's Bees will keep from stripping the skin of it's natural oils.

Tanya - posted on 01/04/2009

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My daughter had HORRIBLE skin as a young girl. We tried everything. If its in the diaper area Butt Paste works wonderfully! If its on the body Eucerin works great too. I still have two bottles in my house for when she gets dry and I'm using it now on the baby. It costs a bit more than other moisturizers but worth every penny.

Jennifer - posted on 01/03/2009

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My children all (I have 4) have or had sensitive skin as babies & some still do into their childhood years & I suggest Neutrogena body wash as soap & Eucerin Calming creme as lotion. Both of these were suggested to me by their pediatrician and I have never been dissappointed.

User - posted on 01/03/2009

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my grandson gets eczema, so i made up a lotion 4 him... i mixed acouple of drops of tea-tree oil & some sorbelene together & it worked like a treat.

Vanessa - posted on 01/03/2009

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MY SON AND DAUGHTER ARE PRONE TO ECZEMA. AVEENO 24 HOUR MOISTURE LOTION WORKS GREAT. ANYTHING THAT IS SOMEWHAT HEAVY AND IS 24 HOUR, WILL SHOW YOU THE MOST RESULTS. DESITIN OR ANY OTHER ZINC OINTMENT WILL ALSO DO THE TRICK FOR ANY RASH. HOWEVER,ONLY USE THE ORIGINAL WHITE TUBE OINTMENT. THE OTHER HAS A FRAGRANCE AND CAN BURN.

Tracy - posted on 01/03/2009

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I have found that the renew lotion is THE PERFECT solution for dry skin or eczema or sensitive skin. For more information contact my sister Melissa @ dewittms@msn.com.

User - posted on 01/03/2009

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My son is now 4 years old but had very bad eczema and dry skin starting at 5 months old. These are the tips my doctor gave to me and it has helped greatly. Use bar soap like dove for bath and washing hair. The liquid soap has a component in it that irritates sensitive skin. That also goes for laundry detergent. I was using the liquid dreft but it too has the irritate component when in the liquid form. Buy powder dreft instead. This change alone gave my son his greatest relief. We also use Eucerin lotion all over his body everyday. For the real itchy bumpy spots we use 1% hydrocortizone cream but wait until your baby is older to use this, we didn't start that until my son was 2years old. I hope this helps.

Melissa - posted on 01/03/2009

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I always liked Aveeno. My son has exzema and it's really bad in the winter. He scratches until it bleeds at times. They have oatmeal bath packets and lotions in the baby isles in most stores. It's not greasy and spreads easily. They even have diaper rash treatments as well.

Robbii - posted on 01/03/2009

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Thank you everyone! You have all been extremely helpful and very informative. I will more than likely try the Aveeno or Eucerin. I was also reminded that cocoa butter does wonders as well...I think this (Cirlce of Moms) is the first thing I REALLY like about facebook, lol!

Nicole - posted on 01/03/2009

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My daughter has sensitive skin and eczema. We use cetaphil soap and lotion. I buy it at Sam's Club as a two-pack in pumps. Eczema is often associated with allergies - so that may be something to bring up at your next doctor appointment.

Harmony - posted on 01/03/2009

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Apricot Baby Oil from Burt Bee's is great and there a whole line from Mustela that is made with almond oil and all-natural stuff.

Barbara - posted on 01/03/2009

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My daughter has extremely dry skin, eczema and tons of allergies. She has had great success with Vanicrean. You can buy it at any department store.

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My son is 5 and has a couple different skin issues, eczema being one of them, and we use Cetaphil soap bar (dry/sensitive skin) in the bath, Eucerin lotion on the whole body (even face) and Aquafor where needed in the winter months. My daughter uses the Cetaphil face moisturizer (in a big tub) if you are looking for something good for the face. All of these products are recommended by their dermatologist. We also use Tide Free and Downy Free without dyes and perfumes to wash clothes and give baths every few days during the winter to not dry out the skin. We also are sure to lotion daily and right after baths. Overall, anything with dyes and perfumes in it are sure to irritate very sensitive skin, so whatever you go with, try to stay away from anything that is scented or colored which have unneeded irritants. I also am sure to wash any new clothes from the store before putting them on the kids because they are preserved with fermeldihyde and could irritate as well. Hope this helps you out!

Candi - posted on 01/03/2009

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Cetaphil works really well too. I use an aquaphor if my son is having a excema flare up, but cetaphil is amazing for maintinence and it is really cheap.

Julie - posted on 01/03/2009

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My kids both have sensitive skin, and I just tried Triple Past eczema cream...it's new and I found it at babies r us...it is thick, but not greasy and rubs on nice when you warm it in your hand...and it's odorless too!

Heather - posted on 01/03/2009

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i would suggest a lotion called Renew. i used it on my 2 year old, who had eczema, and it cleared up in 3 days. my cousin, who is 17, has severe eczema. she uses it every day, and it has helped her tremendously

Stacy - posted on 01/03/2009

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My kids all have sensitive skin and one has ezcema. Our ped. has suggested Aveno and Eucerine which has worked wonderfully.

Michelle - posted on 01/03/2009

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I always used Aveeno for my little one and Vitamin D Ointment for diaper rash...

Hope this helps!

Kelly - posted on 01/03/2009

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Organic Shea Butter..contains no chemicals, you have to stay away from products that contain propylene glycol...baby lotions and even hair washes contains this...even baby wipes...google Propylene glycol and read what it tells you...very dangerous...Organic Shea Butter is not expensive...and it does wonders for adults and children. I use this on my two children. I also have a friend who's daughter has extreme excema...and I made a lotion with the organic shea butter and lavender essential oil and it is gone. ...and if you do try this...let me know..take care...

User - posted on 01/03/2009

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eucerin can be found in most local drug stores and it works wonders especially during the winter hope this helps!!!

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Oh, I forgot, it's only oily for a minute or two and then it soaks in, so I didn't have any problems with it staining her clothes or anything. I also changed my baby soap to Arbonne baby body wash, which I found irritates her skin the least and works well combined with the olive oil. :)

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My daughter and I both have extremely sensitive skin and eczema and I tried a tonne of stuff, Arbonne, Aveena, etc, but you know what ended up working best... Olive Oil (just regular, extra virgin is too thick). It was suggested to me by a doctor and a grandmother and then a friend of mine who is Greek said, "oh yeah, we use that to heal everything it's great!" just rub it in 2-3 times a day at first and then gradually you will only need it once in a while (or use it more on really dry / eczema spots to help them go away faster). The other added bonus, it's all natural and WAY cheaper than pretty much every other baby lotion.

Nicole - posted on 01/03/2009

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Try Arbonne products. They are a little costly, but work wonders! If you can't find a consultant near you, please e-mail me and I can refer one to you. We're in OH/MI but I'm sure she can helpyou find someone local to you! Best of luck!

Tonya - posted on 01/03/2009

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I use the Buriti Baby line by The Body Shop on my daughter daily. When she gets a bad spot of eczema or her cheeks get really dry from being out in the cold I then put hemp hand protector by The Body Shop on her. This is a great product that I discovered because my own hands were so dry and chapped from all the hand washing I do as a nurse. Both of these products are kinda expensive but a little bit goes a long way so they last forever. You can get them online at www.bodyshopathome.com.

Pamela - posted on 01/03/2009

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Vanicream! I know they have a bar soap and a lotion. Not sure what other products they make. It's all natural, dermatologist recommended. It's a little pricey - but worth the relief from the itching.

Reena - posted on 01/03/2009

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My son at VERY dry skin and sever Eczema and I use baby Aveeno on him and it work amazing. Also I only bath him every second or third night because to much water will dry their skin out. Also if you break open vitamin E pills and rub that on the dry area that helps as well. I would also get to see a dermatologist my derm was awesome the creams he gave me worked no joke pretty much over night.
Good luck, hope I helped a little

Carla - posted on 01/03/2009

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hemp body butter fro,m the body shop, its excellent, bit pricey but i find its the only thing that keeps my sons ecsema at bay

Burchlove1974 - posted on 01/03/2009

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I have 2 boys who have snesitive skin with excema and the Aveeno products have been wonderful. The Aveeno bar that is usually with the face products is a little less expensive than the botle of body wash. Hope that helps!

Luisa - posted on 01/03/2009

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One of my twins has really sensitive skin, we started using Aveeno body wash and lotion for him and it helped a lot! The regular Aveeno one works fine, and has identical ingredients to the one for babies...less expensive too. Also might try using a natural fabric softener too.

Tara - posted on 01/03/2009

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I used to use olive oil on my kids after a bath when their skin was dry. They loved the massage as it was relaxing for them. It's all natural and you don't have to go out and buy expensive specialty creams or lotions for babies only.

Nichole - posted on 01/03/2009

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A new cream out called Triple Cream, you can get it at Target. Kinda expensive 10.99 but has worked great and I have tried many. Good luck let me know.

Lisa - posted on 01/03/2009

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Aveeno Baby. Myself and my daughter have very sensitive skin. The lotion is a little expensive but has helped a lot. I've also stopped using scented detergents ( Ivory Snow was bad too) I now use Natural Detergents. If you live in Canada I have a great one that's good for clothes and even cloth diapers, and can be purchased at the Canadian Superstore!!

Jackie - posted on 01/03/2009

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Try to avoid any products with Lanoline in it. When checking for the ingredient be diligent the word can be hiden inside a larger word. I made that mistake once buying no name wipes on our way to our cottage with no road access!!! My poor boy had a rash on his face for a week!

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