Dry skin is very common in baby eczema and is the leading cause for itchiness. This itchiness leads to scratching, which leads to open sores, which then can lead to nasty infections. I can speak from experience that you do
not want your child to get a skin infection. It can be one of the most scariest, heart wrenching, and stressful experience you and your child can go through. Just the thought of seeing your child deal with the pain and the uncertainly of whether they can recover from this conditions should bring chills to your body.
This situation can be prevented by simply by keeping your baby’s skin moisturized. Using just moisturizing lotions may not be suffice to keep their skin adequately hydrated. Baby creams or ointments that help keep the skin lubricated may be needed instead. Creams and ointments are more dense than lotions and create a lubricating layer over the skin, thus preventing the loss of moisture. My child’s skin reacted much better with natural
creams than it did with the manufacture popular creams. I’ve also learned that moisturizing my child’s skin after a bath was the best time to apply.
There are a multitude of great creams available on the market. I personally prefer the California Baby Line.
Lastly, in order for this treatment to work, you should moisturize your child’s skin every day and apply it all over the body for maximum effect. Please refrain from over applying the cream. It can get messy and you can end up having baby cream or ointment stains all over your furniture.
Should you have any question please feel free to leave me a comment or even better, talk to your child’s pediatrician. Happy Parenting!