Tuesday, 31 July 2012
I may have mentioned before, but we battle eczema and very dry skin with Ethan. I have tried numerous products, including Hydrocortisone cream, and nothing works.
I was using Dimpleskins Sweet Cheeks Body Balm, and, although it really helps, its darn expensive! A little tin for $13 doesn't go a long way, and in my opinion, wasteful. I use it on his cheeks and the bad spots, but for an all-over moisturizer, it just doesn't float my boat. Plus it's a bit on the greasy side, so I don't like staining his clothes with it either.
So I was using the Bare Organics Healing Balm for a moisturizer. Again, a bit greasy, but does soak into the skin within 5 minutes, but we don't always have 5 minutes when the Little Mister is tired and hungry lol.
Well we went states side yesterday at good 'ol Target, and I found the brand Shea Moisture. She has a line for babies. It's organic, pure, natural and formulated for Eczema prone skin. SO we have been using it and I love it. I have the soap bar and the body butter moisturizer. It smells wonderful too and has some good essential oils - along with Argan oil. And not very greasy. Rubs right into the skin.
During baths, we still do the warm, not hot bath, and I wash him every 2-3 days. His hands and knees always get a wash now due to the constant crawling.
For his bum, I am still using Bare Organics Baby Balm, but only for night time. During the day I have added Gro-Via Magic Stick. It smells soooo good and it's organic and provides a very thin coverage. He is not left long enough in a wet diaper to even think about getting a rash, but I still like to be on the safe side!
Other than that, I don't use much else on him. I think the less the better, but due to his Eczema, we need to take a few extra precautions.