Tips On Soothing Your Child’s Eczema

*This post is not providing medical advice its simply suggestions on products that I have tried on my children.

Do your children have eczema? It’s very common in infants and toddlers. At about 5 months both of my children started developing dry, itchy patches on their ears and arms. When I had seen this at first, I’d thought that my daughter my, first born, might have gotten an allergic reaction to something outside that she may have had touched… She was very irritated by it and just kept rubbing her hands by the itchy spots. I just could not figure out where it came from? When I took my daughter to the doctors they told me that she had atopic eczema which is very common in infants and toddlers. When my son started developing these same dry patches on his arms and ears I knew that he was getting atopic eczema too. 🙁

So how do you control the eczema?

There really is not a cure for eczema, it just takes its course and cures usually on its own. Although it is said that eczema can cure itself, there is always the possibility of it coming back. If you notice that the condition isn’t getting any better on its own, it may be best for you to do some of your own research to find out more. We all know that everyone’s skin is different, but the similarity that you would be looking for is how people manage their eczema. From watching some videos online of people trying out various products for a week and seeing whether it has made any difference, to finding the time to read this top review by HerbMighty.com for Green Roads CBD, with consistency and determination, I’m sure any sufferers of this condition will be able to find a method that works well for them and allows them to manage their eczema effectively.

Although you can, and should, take steps to mitigate the irritation caused, to start you may want to learn more. Atopic eczema begins in the first two years of a child’s life. Doctors and researchers say that the cause of eczema is unknown, but it is thought to be linked to an overactive response by the body’s immune system to an irritant. It is this response that causes the symptoms of eczema. Also, eczema is commonly found in families with a history of other allergies or asthma. “Atopic eczema begins in the first two years of a child’s life. The good news is that many children grow out of it by the age of 3, and 90% will do so by the time they are 8 years of age” (dr.hilaryjones.com).

Here are a few topical ointments, lotions, bath products that helped control my children’s irritated skin:

Curel Ultra Itch Defense Lotion


(A great lotion to use after baths everyday because the consistency is thick which keeps my children’s skin moist)

Boudreaux’s Baby Butt Smooth Dry Skin Ointment

(An amazing topical ointment to put directly onto the dry patches of the area, very natural)

California Baby Calendula Shampoo and Body Wash

(A shampoo and body wash to use daily on your children’s skin, keeps the skin very moist)Take a look at chaimommas cali baby products post

Cortizone-10 not recommended for everyday use

(Another topical ointment that can be mixed in with any of the above products, which relieves itchiness.)

*If the eczema is severe the doctors will prescribe you ointment or creme that is stronger.

So there you go, these are a few products that I have been using since my kids were born. Products have helped my children’s dry, itchy irritated skin.

Have any suggestions on products you have used on your child’s eczema skin??

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  • Bindhu Davis

    You chai mommas keep writing about things that relate to my life! anyways, the one wonder treatment I found for my daughter’s ecsema besides the 0.05% hyrdrocortisone ointment is CERAVE. It is AWESOME!!! When she has an outbreak, I put it on several times a day and then follow it up with morning and night and it made a difference right away. I hate putting cortisone on her, and I was so happy when I found this product.

    • Reena

      Hello Bindhu,
      I have heard of CERAVE, I always wondered if it worked or not? Good to hear it did for your daughter! I completely agree on putting cortisone on everyday on your child’s skin, its not the best, but it does soothe the irritation. 🙂 Thanks for letting me know about CERAVE! 🙂 Just hoping my kids will grow out of their eczema phase soon…..

  • Asmita

    I guess your post came right in time! Shaya just ended up getting her first case of eczema, on her arm 🙁 She itched it so bad one day that it started bleeding, poor thing. That was the same time I saw your post. I went out and bought the Curel and also noticed the Aveeno eczema cream in the baby isle so I picked that up as well. They both seem to be working well for her. I also have a feeling it all started when I made changes to her body wash. I plan on going back to her original J&J body wash to see if it stops. I myself have pretty sensitive skin so I have no doubt that I may have passed that gene onto her 🙂 Thanks for the tip! If that doesn’t work, I’ll also have to try the Cerave that Bindhu mentioned above.

    • Reena

      Hey Asu,
      I am glad that the Curel lotion is working. I love that lotion! This lotion has done wonders on my kiddos skin, it always helps soothe the irritated dry patches. 🙂 Thanks for recommending the Aveeno eczema cream, I have seen it but not tried it yet. Let me know how it goes. Sorry to hear Shaya has eczema, I hope she feels better soon. 🙂

  • Anu

    hi ladies,

    just wanted to share my experience briefly with you. my son developed horrible eczema around 2.5 months of life. this was not your run of the mill eczema…it was bad. he would rub his head raw b/c it was so itchy that his skin would ooze and leave marks on the crib sheets. i wanted to cry b/c i felt so bad for him. he would wake up every 2 hours, i had literally NO sleep (lost lots of weight…yay, not really, it was awful). we basically ended up going to the pediatric dermatologist. we’ve done the whole gamut of all the lotions and potions you have described above. we were on prescription steroid cream, antifungals, even stronger prescription strength meds (protopic). all of this helped but i think time is honestly what really helped him.

    so for those of you who have a milder-moderate version of eczema, i’d highly recommend using Eucerin or CeraVe. buy them by the jar from Walmart or CVS, etc. get the thick ointment kind, not the lighter version. lather it on after baths, anytime you change baby’s diaper or clothes, etc. only use cotton clothing.

    use cetaphil instead of baby soap. our pediatric derm also recommended Dove (for sensitive skin). they were very skeptical of J+J and Aveeno products for babies with sensitive skin. i honestly don’t really even use soap on my son (who is now 14 months old and doing much better). i just use cetaphil around his diaper area during bath time. the rest i just rinse with water. i do use baby shampoo for his hair though.

    i hope this helps someone out there. i remember how miserable i was during my son’s first year of life. he now has a soy allergy, btw…eczema kids tend to have allergies (seasonal or food) and possibly asthma. scary stuff, but better to know and be prepared.

    • Reena

      Hello Anu,

      Thank you so much for sharing your story. So sorry to hear that your little one had it tough in the beginning :(but glad that he is doing so much better! Thank you for the suggestions on products you have used on your son! It is good to hear that we are not alone, and that their are many other parents out there that are going through this! Thanks once again 🙂

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