Our baby girl has very sensitive skin. I have mentioned it a few times on the blog and occasionally on Instagram, but I haven’t really written a blog post about it or shared our story thus far. When Brooke was born, she had two dry spots on her forehead and of the course of a few weeks, she developed dry spots on her cheeks, stomach and behind her knee. The spots on her stomach and behind her knew were more like a rash. We consulted with two of Brooke’s doctors and each of them had valuable advise for us in treating her intense baby eczema. Here are 3 Mom-Approved ways to Help Sensitive Baby Skin:
Change your Bathing Schedule
Yes, that’s right, change up how often you bathe your baby. Our doctor recommended giving Brooke a bath every other day and its amazing how much that helped her skin, especially the rash on her stomach. Every now and then we give Brooke a bath consecutive days, but for the most part, we have stuck to this schedule and it has made a huge difference.
When it comes to bath time, choosing the right products for your baby, makes all the difference when caring for their sensitive skin. Soap can strip skin of nutrients, however, Dove Sensitive Skin Beauty Bar is a cleanser and is proven to be more mild than soap. We choose to switch to the Dove Sensitive Skin Beauty Bar, because it is the #1 Dermatologist and Pediatrician recommended bar. It contains DEFI technology, a unique blend of mild cleansers, and 1⁄4 moisturizing cream to cleanse and keep baby’s skin soft and smooth. It is also dye-free and gentle enough for babies for with eczema. Sidenote: You should wait until your baby is at least 2 months old to switch to this bar.
Use proper Eczema Cream
On top of changing our bath time routine, and using the Dove Sensitive Skin Beauty Bar, we also started using an intense Eczema Cream for the spot behind Brooke’s knee and on her forehead. You can buy a lot of over the counter creams and they work great!
I truly believe these three steps have helped Brooke’s skin issues become non-issues. She rarely has a flare up now and if she does, we use the eczema cream as needed to get rid of the rash. I hope these tips help your baby’s skin. Of course, be sure to consult your pediatrician about their skin issues as well and take their advice!
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