Does anyone know good baby lotion?

Chrissy - posted on 03/13/2010 ( 105 moms have responded )

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My son has BADDDDD eczema. He has a prescription lotion, but the doctor said we can't use it all the time because it can thin his skin.

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Melissa - posted on 05/18/2012

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My review on the other product we tried.
Aveeno baby products - burned the baby
Aquaphor - truly a Vaseline based product...helped maintained, didnt help much in improving
Cetephil -- didnt help
Hylunia Healing Creme -- great product, has NO crap in it--- didnt do much for my baby
Shea Moisture Baby balm (for eczema) - super grisly
Johnson & Johnson All Natural Lotions/Soaps -- still has some chemicals in it, it didnt do much for my baby.

everybodys baby's skin is different, one product may work for one baby while the same product doesnt work for another. Trial & error is my suggestion. :) Good luck!!

Brandy - posted on 03/23/2010

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Food allergies and eczema will go hand in hand...if you eat something you are allergic to it cause your eczema to flare up, we are in the same boat as well. If my daughter eats something she is allergic to, her eczema will go into overdrive! Also, just a tip that I have recently found out, that dairy products even if not allergic can cause eczema to flare up. Best of luck to you!

Shonquita - posted on 03/21/2010

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Try using Witch Hazel. It has natural healing properties that work with the skin and is safe to use. I use it on my face and when my daughter gets a diaper rash it clears within 1 day of using the witch hazel! Hope this helps!

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Melissa - posted on 05/18/2012

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My 11 wk old daughter has been dealing with a mild case of eczema & craddle cap...we're going on 4 wks now..trying multiple Lotions, cremes, oils, diet changes. We FINALLY found products that worked , and I can say as of this morning her eczema is FINALLY CLEARED!!!!!
I went to our PD a couple wks ago for this all she had suggested Aquaphor, olive oil and Corizon 10 (topical steroid). I like looking into natural routes as much as possible, topical steroids has HORRIBLE side effect & there is NO WAY Im puttting that on my 2 month old baby (however, everyones "breakin point" is different, I have no judgment here)..plus it just gets rid of the surface rather than helping the issue of whats CAUSING the eczema. So this is what I did.
(side note: Im breastfeeding my little one)
ME:
Changed my diet -- No Dairy (proteins are hard for our bodies to break down), No Gluten, NO Soy( too processed, too much estrogen, Ladies should stay away from soy as much as possible), No nuts. I take a PROBIOTIC every day ---I really enjoy drinking local kombucha which is packed full of probiotics & a natural supplement GasTrex from Whole Foods. Belly stuff is directly related to skin stuff. All this will get to the baby since Im breastfedding.
BABY:
I use lotion - Curel Anti Defense Itch (works AMAZING!!!!!!) all over her body. I rub Burts Bees Mama Belly creme (almond & Coconut oil is in this which helps) ..do this after every diaper change.
For bath--- I use California Mom organics "Calenda" Oil Shampoo &Wash & Shea Moisture Baby Organic oil rub in her tub water. I then wash her head to toe in Dove Sensitive fragrance free bar soap, then wash her with California Mom Oil Shampoo & Wash. After bath, make sure her body stays damp. I put the whole lotion regiment on lastly, I put Shea Moisture Oil Baby Rub on her feet and head :)

Hope this helps, this what answer I was searching for for the past 4 wks. Hopes it not too long. the key to this all was totally my diet (nuts) & the CUREL Anti Defense Lotion!!! -- which you can buy ALL this stuff at Target!!!

If you have any questions or response, I would love to hear!

Karen - posted on 12/28/2011

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step one, remove dairy, wheat ( gluten) and synthetics from his diet

step two, do not use any chemically preserved lotions or washes. Oatmeal is very soothing in the onset stage, real oats, foget aveeno, they use all manner of synthetic preservatives. use organic sunfloweroil applied to freshly washed skin

we make a group of products just for newborns that work very well on eczema www.trilliumorganics.com/ogbaby

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I've put milk and oatmeal in my son's bath and rubbed him down with coconut oil (found usually next to popcorn in the grocery store-I don't know why, but that's where I usually find it). Nothing has ever worked better (or cheaper)!.

Tinker1987 - posted on 12/15/2011

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Wellkins Glaxol base, they even use this cream when mixing prescription creams,you can find it at any drugstore or walmart. also take a look at this website,this product is getting popular from where i am from,saying its done wonders for their childrens delicate skin,im yet to try it. still thinking about it http://www.todayshealthyhome.com/vitasho...

Lori - posted on 12/15/2011

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We love the Aveeno Eczema body wash and lotion! Worked wonders for my baby! And once a week I bathe him in Aveeno oatmeal bath :) We tried the steroid creams and antibiotics too but nothing helped like this!

Natasha - posted on 12/14/2011

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there is something i use called baby aquaphor and it works, u can get it anywhere a

Natasha - posted on 12/14/2011

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there is something i use called baby aquaphor and it works, u can get it anywhere a

Jacqueline - posted on 12/12/2011

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what was the prescription your doctor gave you? .. my son and daughters have eczema but its not that bad just a few patches here and there. They use hydrocortisone and it works really good.

Heather - posted on 03/31/2010

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my son had a rash and thedoctor called in ELIDEL (its a cream) but the pharmacist said it was for eczema and she used it qall th time on her kids and their fine! might ask the doctor about it!!!!! might bea very helpful product!!!

Christina - posted on 03/28/2010

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My son's skin gets so dry it bleeds! Aquaphor is the only thing that has worked for him. It's amazing... I put it on once and in a few hours the difference in his skin is SIGNIFICANT. I really, really, really recommend it.

Siobhan - posted on 03/28/2010

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My daughter has eczema on her face, arms and legs. I've been using Aveeno Baby Eczema Care cream and it seems to work. She cried whenever I used any other creams or lotions but she doesn't even flinch when I use this one. I had a prescription hydrocortisone cream for her but after reading the information I got with it I was afraid to use it in case she started scratching and then put her fingers in her mouth.

Liberty - posted on 03/28/2010

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Oh, don't put petroleum jelly on your baby's skin! It seals up the pores and won't allow the skin to breathe--the molecules in petroleum jelly are too big to be absorbed and won't do anything to help the situation.

Cami - posted on 03/27/2010

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My son has eczema as well and I use Aveeno Baby products--the unscented bath wash is sooo creamy and I put the lotion on him at every diaper change. This regimen has really improved the condition of his skin! Hope this helps--good luck!:)

Liberty - posted on 03/26/2010

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If you have an Arbonne consultant (I am one), I'd recommend the baby lotion and the baby oil in tandem. They're fairly inexpensive (I think total before tax & shipping is less than $30) and they're botanically based. My daughter has very bad eczema and this has helped keep hers in check--and is PH balanced so it's not going to wreak havoc on young skin.

Emmy - posted on 03/26/2010

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Renew is a great lotion! I just gave some to a friend of mine, her baby also suffers from eczema. It took about 2 weeks but now he is completely better! E-mail me if you would like to know more- emmy.settlemyre@gmail.com

Tiffany - posted on 03/26/2010

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Well my daughter has extremely dry skin I tried soooo many lotions the ony one that did work was the "vaseline intesive rescue extra strength hypoallergenic lotion unfragranced". It's not a baby lotion but that was the only one that worked for her. Hope that helped :)

Yeimy - posted on 03/26/2010

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I have noticed that putting on lotion or baby oil while the skin is a little wet works the best. I did it on my son and his skin has never had problems. I read on a magazine that skin absorbs lotion best while in the shower or wet.

Tanya - posted on 03/26/2010

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we mix a little bit of johnson's baby oil into the johnson's baby lotion. that works really nicely. i had the doctor ask what we were using on his skin since it was so soft.

Rochelle - posted on 03/26/2010

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My son had it too. I used Aveeno Baby and washed him in Head and Shoulders it helped.

Stephanie - posted on 03/26/2010

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Aveeno for babies is Gr8. My daughter gets eczema as well, I noticed that benadryl ointment also works well. But you should ask your doctor if he/she may have any suggestions for lotions that won't interfere with your son's condition...better safe than sorry right ? :)

Laura - posted on 03/25/2010

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i'm not glad that other little sweet babies are suffering from eczema, but i'm comforted that it's more common than i thought. 100% i agree that aveeno is the best! my daughter's arms and legs looked HORRIBLE this winter and with the aveeno bath wash and lotion- she has baby smooth skin again!! i wish they came in gallon jugs...

Andrea - posted on 03/24/2010

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My son has eczema and i found that the body shop's buriti baby collection is really good for it (just about cleared it right up) they have lotions and shampoo and bdy wash. Then i was recomended to use the body shops hemp body butter for the few stubborn bits that were left and it has now completely gone! I now just moisturise him once a day with the buriti lotion and if any dryish looking patches appear i put a bit of the hemp butter on and they go away without getting bad.

Christine - posted on 03/24/2010

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Hi, there are quite a lot of responses on here so I'm not sure what you plan to listen to. I took my son to the dermatologist when he was 6 mos after my pediatrician tried to tell me I just had to deal with my sons eczema with lotionss and steroids and less bathing. The dermatologist was a life saver!
First off she said he should get a bath every night with no soap, just to hydrate his skin since kids with eczema don't have the ability to maintain moisture (that's what all the creams are for). Immediately after the bath only pat the skin and put on a cream, in the winter it should be a little heavier and in the summer a little lighter. I used Triple Cream for Exzema which the large jars can only be purchased online so it's up to you if you want to fm that route. But for right now and summer the doc advised CeraVe which you can get at Walgreens and it's Great! It's formulated with the stuff that kids with Eczema are missing so that it helps to keep that moisture barrier all day long. Use it after a bath and again the other time of day depending when you do your bath.
My sons ski. Is amazing now. Every once in a while kids will have a "flare up" which will need some steroid foam or cream (depending what you use) and make sure you always apply it on the skin before you apply the lotion, ohherwise that lotion barrier will block out that medication from working to the fullest.
Hope this helps.

Ells - posted on 03/23/2010

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i find aqueous cream or e45 quite good for eczma. or you could try johnsons soothing naturals. it's a rich moisturisin cream and it smells absolutely lovely. they are about 2 to 3 pounds in asda. best of luck x

Deborah - posted on 03/23/2010

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Ok my son had really really bad chapped skin and we couldn't find anything to help so his doctor told us about cerave. this is the best I have found. It works great but it is kind of expensive.

Tamara - posted on 03/23/2010

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my son had bad eczema too when he was a baby. I used Eucerin its more like a cream than a lotion but it works wonders especially on that late night itching. Also have you had your son check for food allergies? when the doctor test my son to see why was his eczema getting worse they did an allergy test on him and he was allergic to half the foods that I was giving him and once we got that under control his eczema has been no problem.

Sierra - posted on 03/22/2010

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You can buy anything that has Calendula in the ingredients (it will say it on the front of the bottle if it does) and it works like MAGIC! There is a cream at Meijer you can buy (if you're from the U.S. haha), it's called Gentle Naturals Baby Eczema Cream. It's only $5. I used it once and saw great results. And it's better than any lotion bc it's not a lotion, it's thicker and more concentrated with aloe and vitamins. My baby also had it soo bad all over her body..ugh. We tried Aveeno, Johnson's, Eucerin..everything!

Eliza - posted on 03/22/2010

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My daughter has bad eczema and the lotion that I find works the best is baby aveeno. But not the kind with the light blue cap, the dark blue. Its thicker and lasts longer. The only thing is that you have to apply it 2-3 times a day until the rash is gone, then once a day should be good. And definitely right after a bath. Don't use prescriptions, they are not good for long term use, so what's the point? Hope this helps :)

Michelle - posted on 03/22/2010

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@ Christina Prato
Eczema is a funny thing and the doctors took 5 years to not treat mine very well. It is interesting how many people on this post frequently say be careful using the treatments the doctors prescribe because they are potentially harmful (Scaring for example). I suffered from skin bleaching as a result of the prescribed steroids for my ECZEMA.
Maybe the doctors misdiagnosed my weeping and dry rings of inflamed skin on my wrists, inside of my knees, elbows and other places. Maybe. But the food allergies was not something that i always had. It is very recent and sure enough...If i eat peaches, i develop what a doctor would call eczema on my face for a week. not my mouth...my face.
Please don't discredit my advise like i have not dealt with it personally for the last 10 years. I believe my numerous visits to the dermatologists, allergists, homeopathic care provider and family doctors warrants a little savvy into managing eczema.
Like i said eczema is a funny thing and i noticed that if i eliminated things that stress my body, my eczema was better. I tend to be more careful about food allergies during the spring because some of the spring blooming plants aggravate my sinuses. Whereas i can get away with consuming more alcohol or wearing wool in the winter (both are stressors to my body) simply because i dont have the added stress of spring blooming plants for example.

All in all Chrissy - find what works for your baby and make the necessary changes in your home. It maybe as easy as stop wearing perfume. Good Luck and be patient. It will get better.

Carla - posted on 03/22/2010

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i get really bad eczema and even worse when i was prego, so i sued shea butter and it worked for the most part and even Eucerin worked for me

Allison - posted on 03/22/2010

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I agree with Bonny vanicream worked miricles on my daughter severe eczema. Mix with cortisone twice a day and use the vanicream after every hand washing.

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Yes use vanicream. Walgreens or Rite Aid. Alcohol free, so it doesn't burn and when flare ups are really bad just use some cortizone cream.

Francinne - posted on 03/22/2010

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My Son had bad ezma and the first lot of cream we had made it worse, so does Any johnstons product he just cant use any of them or baby oil makes it worse too. The only thing he can use to bathe in is Curash baby wash, or After his ezma is cleared up Virgin Olive oil. He is fine now after illiminating most of what we used. Also use curash baby powder and Sudocrem for nappy changes now.

C. - posted on 03/22/2010

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@Michelle Johnson.. Allergic reactions from foods and eczema are not the same thing. There are types of eczema that can be caused by an allergen, but it's by contact, not ingestion. Here's the link where it explains the different types of eczema. http://heartspring.net/dermatitis_eczema...

Michelle - posted on 03/20/2010

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I have suffered from eczema and a trip to the allergist to find out that i am allergic to certain foods helped a lot. It also helped that i switched to fragrance free and all natural house hold products. When it comes to the skin...there is no playing around. It is the largest organ of the body!
Stay clear of petro-chemicals including MINERAL OIL and PETROLEUM JELLY. They suffocate the skin!
Your skin needs to breath. I recommend only using products that are safe to eat on the skin. Olive oil, grape seed oil, jojoba oil, cocoa butter, coconut oil, neem oil are all great and even better if you use organic versions. Neem and calendula (marigold) are excellent for the skin. Weleda makes a great calendula shampoo and body wash for babies. It is the only soap i use for my baby and no eczema on him so far!

Starla - posted on 03/20/2010

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depends on how irritated his skin gets- thers is a natural store- i dont know where u live but in florida here its a place called "bady shop" and it makes all kinds of lotion shampoo acne stuff bath stuff for adults as well as children and they have lotion that is really nice just ask the person who works there they will know what im talking about- but i dont know if its ok for ur sons skin condition you can check what the ingedients are and verify with the Dr.

Allison - posted on 03/20/2010

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Just wanted to concur with Joanne and say that our son is 3, but we only bathe him once per week, and don't use any soap. Still the bath makes the eczema flare up, but the Aveeno overnight lotion helps. He hasn't used soap in 2 years (except on his hands), and is still very clean - occassionally a little shampoo, but it turns out soap ins't really necessary for little kids :) Also, like she said, many lotions (even those for eczema!) can make it worse, as can fragranced laundry soap, cleaning products, perfume - we threw it all out and went to all-natural/homemade products, which saves a bundle of $$ too!



Also, the steroid creams work by turning down your immune response, so it makes them more susceptible to infection - watch out for that. My guy got a really bad staph infection under his skin from scratching his knees. It wouldn't go away with antibiotic ointment, so we saw the Dr, who said the steroids increase risk of infection by shutting off natural immune system. And I found out these infections are fairly common for kids with eczema, due to the scratching. He had to have oral antibiotics, and it still left some little scars :( So that's just another reason to limit the steroids as much as possible! Hope you can find a lotion that works!

Amanda - posted on 03/20/2010

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I find that Aveeno Baby & Triple Cream work well on my 9month old son. I use it after every bath & when I get him dressed for the day. Hope that helps you. Good luck

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Both of my daughters, and myself also have eczema. It can get really out of control if we dont watch it closely...believe me I have suffered right along for the last 3 years. After trying a lot of products...and wasting a lot of money I have found that the Aveeno products are THE BEST! Also, for really bad patches I use eucerin lotion. Its a little greasy, so I avoid putting it on their faces, but for arms, legs and the rest of the body it is great. Hope this helps. Just also keep in mind that bathing too often can dry the skin out. ( I know what you are thinking...they get dirty. lol) Use the Aveeno eczema care 2xs a day from head to toe and you should see a differance.

Jasmin - posted on 03/20/2010

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My little boy was born in the middle of summer and the heat didnt go well with his skin. He came out in a really bad, sore rash. All over his arms and legs and neck :( Mixing Bi-carb soda with water to form a paste takes away heat and sooths their skin temporarily, but using AlphaKerri lotion and washing him in AlphaKerri oil really helped. It was almost completely gone within the week :)

Kristine - posted on 03/20/2010

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my son has eczema on his legs and I found that palmers coco butter body butter (the thick stuff in a jar) works really well it hydrates the skin really well and takes away the dryness.

Carol - posted on 03/20/2010

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beezwax is the best thing ever my daughet suffers from it really bad and that is the only thing that will keep it at bay and she is happy to have it on too.

Joanne - posted on 03/20/2010

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I have suffered excema since i was a baby, i have used so many steriod creams for so long that nothing else works anymore. I use betamethasone, and dermovate almost everyday. As a personal sufferer my advice to you would be;

Do not bathe everyday, water and heat dries the skin out the most, and sometimes it feels like it burns more.

Apply moisturising lotions at least 4 times a day, it will stop the skin from cracking, weeping and bleeding, and may even prevent any break outs from occuring. This means your baby won't need prescription creams as often, and it's important not to use them alot as they do MORE damage than just thinning the skin (i know!). Also, excema feels very uncomfortable and applying lotions easies some of this for a short time.

If you take your baby to the Dr for prescription creams, you can ask for ointment versions of the creams you are offered. The ointments can re-hydrate the skin alot faster, clearing the skin in 1-2 days. Yes, they are greasy, but in reality the skin needs this extra to heal quickly, it's for your babies comfort.

Homemade remedies like olive oil, liquid parafin and vasaline mixed together really help alot, it's messy but it works everytime amazingly! It's all natural ingredients too, so you don't have to worry it won't make it worse.

Alot of the lotions actually contain ingredients that inflame excema, it's important to monitor closely what affects your child. Another problem the doctors won't tell you is that creams like aqueous, and doublebase are perfect breeding grounds for bacteria, so it's extremly important you keep it clean! Pump dispensers are the safest, otherwise the babies skin can become infected.

Finally, all the cleaning products used in houses can causes excema flare-ups, stick with non-bio washing powder, and be aware of the soaps and shampoos you use on your baby.
Working out what causes your babies flare-ups is the key to keeping it under control, and your baby will be happier ...... Good Luck x

P.S to the lady using elecon, that is very strong steriod, when i used it, it actually caused scarring because i used it for to long.

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