I never thought I’d have a child with eczema because it’s never been an issue in my family. But then I forgot that skin conditions and things can be passed down from the daddy’s side too, and of course when I ask around Rob’s brothers both had eczema as a baby.
I always knew that babies were born with super delicate skin and I anticipated the baby acne, possible cradle cap and flaky dry skin, but I never expected eczema. Logan had always had dry skin since he was a newborn, and for that, we used Johnson’s baby products in the bath and before bed, which worked.
L’s eczema never really flared up until his 1st birthday, he came out in this awful, red itchy looking rash/spots on the back of his neck and over his back and down his arm, we had no clue at first what it was, so we took him to the doctors many times to get an answer.
At first, I posted to social media asking what they thought it was and a couple of my friends indeed said eczema, others said might be molluscum contagiosum, and only a few said it could be chicken pox. We took him back to the doctors, and they said chicken pox and just advised to give Calamine lotion, which did absolutely nothing if anything it made it even worse and was still itching. Weeks passed and he was still so itchy and we decided to go back to the doctors, after being told the same thing by 2 different doctors, that they “think it could be chicken pox” so we were fed up and complained and asked for another doctor, and only the 4th time where we were given some sort of hope if you will as he said that it may be eczema and gave us some products to try, were surely glad of this as nothing so far had worked.
Weeks passed and he was still so itchy, so we decided to go back to the doctors, after being told the same thing by 3 different doctors, that they “think it could be chicken pox”, we were fed up with being fobbed off, we complained and asked for another doctor, and only the 4th time where we were given some sort of hope if you will, as he said that it may be eczema and gave us some products to try, we were sure glad of this as nothing so far had worked.
The Diprobase emollient didn’t do much to help but the Oilatum was amazing and helped to soothe his itching a lot, the hydrocortisone is a steroid cream which did help but not as much as the following 3 products.
In this post I am going to share with you the top 3 products we’ve found have helped with L’s itchy eczema prone skin. So without further ado, let’s crack on…
1. Coconut Oil
After hearing great reviews about Coconut oil to help treat eczema, we were really wanting to give it a go as I’m all up for anything natural and as you know Coconut oil has many different uses. A week after trying coconut oil on L’s skin we noticed a marked improvement, it wasn’t as itchy, and also helped reduce the scarring which was left from him constantly itching before.
2. Oilatum Junior bath additive
This stuff is so great, we never really tried it before as it was so expensive, but having got it from the doctors prescription we were really impressed with the results. I’ve always been so wary of what products we use in the bath for L, normally we use Johnsons bedtime bath which I feel is great and does relax him ready for bed, but Oilatum is a must when his skin is really itchy and sore as it does a fab job at soothing his skin and is very moisturising for his eczema.
3. Child’s Farm Baby Moisturizer
Now I am pretty sure most of you have seen or heard about this product all over social media, and for weeks even months this “miracle” cream has been sold out everywhere, and some people have noticed the popularity and have been trying to sell it for a ridiculous price on eBay. We finally managed to get some Childs Farm moisturizer from Tesco and we have been using it on Logan’s skin every day for the past month and the improvement has been amazing, it’s no lie it is a miracle!
Hope some of you have found my article useful, and if you’ve had problems with your little one’s eczema, then I urge you to give these 3 products a whirl, and if you do let me know what you think.