Less is More (When it Comes to Using Products)

After weeks of using Aquaphor Baby Gentle Wash and Shampoo and Eucerine Baby Wash and Shampoo and Aveeno Baby Cleansing Therapy Moisturizing Wash (with colloidal oatmeal and soothing oat essence) for Tamia’s bath time in efforts to be more proactive in preventing atopic dermatitis flare-ups, I decided to make a change. As she hadn’t had a flare-up in weeks I decided that perhaps using all those products was not necessarily in her best interest. After all, since the doctor has already suggested (more than once at this point) that taking fewer baths was better for her eczema than certainly shorter baths were better than longer ones for the same reason. Shorter baths would mean less time that the water was drying out her skin and causing or contributing to atop dermatitis breakouts.

Making changes in our skincare routine

I discontinued the use of the Aquaphor Baby Gentle Wash and Shampoo and Eucerine Baby Wash and Shampoo and decided to only use the Aveeno Baby Cleansing Therapy Moisturizing Wash (with colloidal oatmeal and soothing oat essence). It seemed to be soft and gentle on her skin but also beneficial in preventing and or irritating her eczema. I decided to keep the Baby Aquaphor and Baby Eucerine on standby to be used in the event that a severe atopic dermatitis break out was to occur.

I also started using Dr. Teals Pure Milk and Honey Epsom salt once a week in her bathtubs and letting her take a long bath to soak in the Epsom salt. After bath time, I stopped using the Hydrocortisone and Aquaphor or Vaseline. My doctor informed me at my four-month visit that the hydrocortisone was only really needed for actual atopic dermatitis flare-ups or irritation, particularly when my baby, Tamia’s face, stomach, arms or legs, or anywhere else on her body had red, inflamed, irritated, or had fine bumps on it.

Why I chose to use certain products

After her nightly bath with the Aveeno Baby Cleansing Therapy Moisturizing Wash, I would pat her dry gently with a towel and then I would use the Aveeno Baby Eczema Therapy Moisturizing Cream (with colloidal oatmeal skin protectant) and Aveeno Baby Eczema Therapy Night Balm. I choose to use these products because the consistency of using the same type of product seemed most appropriate and beneficial to my baby girl and her sensitive skin. I also felt that the combination of the three products would be an excellent fit. Moreover, the Aveeno Baby Eczema body wash, Aveeno Baby Eczema Cream, and Aveeno baby Night balm were all accepted by the National Eczema Association which reassured me that they all must be good products for those, like my baby girl, who struggled with atopic dermatitis. While the months that followed were not without atopic dermatitis struggle, the products worked wonders and proved to be extremely calming, gentle, and satisfying to my baby’s needs. I currently still use all three Aveeno baby eczema products as part of her every other night bath time and after bath time routine.

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