Attention: This post is NOT sponsored and the extreme excitement is real.
Last week, after 5 months of suffering, Zuri finally found relief to her itchy and dry skin. Because she inherited this skin condition, from both sides might I add, she got it bad.
It was heartbreaking to see my 3 month old scratching her little arms as best she could at that age. Scratching in the night interrupted her sleep. And we all know that nothing should dare wake a sleeping baby! This sounds like a ghost story. Well, it is. And the monster?….Eczema.
TRIED AND NOT TRUE
Here’s a list of things I used consistently to soothe her eczema, each for a period of time, with mediocre results:
- Vitamin E Oil
- Coconut Oil
- Olive Oil
- Shea Butter
- Aveeno Baby Daily Moisture Lotion
- Aveeno Baby Wash and Shampoo
- Aveeno Baby Soothing Relief Creamy Wash
- Aveeno Baby Soothing Relief Moisturizing Cream
- Aveeno Eczema Therapy Moisturizing Cream
- Prescribed: a Hydrocortizone Ointment
I used them separately; I mixed the oils with the lotions, the ointment with the lotions, the ointment with the oils…you get the point.
I was a chemist trying to find the right solution to soothe my baby’s skin.
I wasn’t able to find a solution for my daughter’s skin until now. And I’m thrilled for her, me, and the whole family because we don’t have to see her in such discomfort anymore.
Notice the flakes on her forehead and scalp. I don’t even have a pic of her belly and chest, but she had hives due to her excessive scratching.
Cetaphil Moisturizing Cream
Cetaphil RestoraDerm Eczema Calming Body Wash
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Look at this gorgeous thick cream
A third gone and I’ve had it for 2 weeks. Keep reading for how I use it.
HOW I USE THEM
The Body Wash
In the first 3 days, of getting the wash I bathed her once each day, patted her skin dry to retain the moisture from the water, then applied the cream immediately afterward.
The Moisturizing Cream
I cream her entire body down every time I change her diaper. She and I enjoy these massages. It’s a little treat for after changing her diaper, which she doesn’t always like.
USE FOR THE FUTURE
I saw that her skin is getting a bit more flaky again, probably because I was going overboard with the body wash…I was just so excited to find something that works.
So, from now on, I’m going to bathe her with a dallop of the wash once a week and continue to lotion her after baths and every time I change her diaper.
Now, folks….the body wash is about $12 and the moisturizing cream is about $15. I was a bit stunned at the price of the cream. BUT, there is no price that can be put on your child’s comfort and happiness.
I spent the $12 and $15 and will continue to buy as many tubs of this glorious cream until I don’t need to purchase it anymore…Hint hint, eczema is treatable, but not curable so this could be a long while before that happens!
PIN IT, PIN IT REAL GOOD
A sweet thank you to my sister Shara for the recommendation and persistence in finding a solution to soothe Zuri’s skin. Zuri and I will never forget it.