I am using Episencial's Playful Foaming Wash, and it's working very well. My DD has eczema and horrible cradle cap, and it seems to be taking care of both issues. Plus, it's scented with orange essential oil, so it smells great. :-)
For lotion I use Aquaphor and Gentle Naturals Eczema cream. I combine them. For bath I use Huggies Natural Care wash. They both work great on my 7mo old son.
We use the Mustella (sp?) foaming shampoo. Will was "cured" in one week! Plus, one bottle lasts FOREVER!
I use Burt's Bees shampoo/body wash and body lotion on a daily basis. All natural and smells so good. For the serious rough patches I'm just trying Weleda calendula calming cream. Seems to be helping. Adding additional humidity to the air also helps.
We have used T Gel, recommended by our peditrician. It smells awful but really helps. One of my twins has awful Eczema but has been controlled nicely with a topical steroid on his body and T GEl for the head.
We used Petit Chevre Lil Goatsmilk wash and it really helped his skin
Sounds mean, but our doctor recommended head and shoulders for our son when he was less than a year old. When things get bad we use that and are just really careful with his eyes since it is far from tear free. When not using that we use Aveeno or the Suave kid's shampoo that is dye and frangrance free. For lotion there is nothing better than the big tub of Aquaphor at our house.
I use mustella foaming shampoo for cradle cap and both of my 4 month old twin girls were cured within a few weeks.
Step one, per pediatrician, was STOP bathing them so often! Once a week, maybe twice a week, was plenty, according to the doctor. Daily baths were way too hard on my babies' skin. Next, stop using "baby" shampoo (or anything scented.) We used Cetaphil cleanser (just a drop) and then loaded on the Cetaphil moisturizer. My younger two are blonde with blue eyes and their skin is much more sensitive than my older two (brunette with brown eyes.) During the winter, I use the Cetaphil moisturizer on everyone, especially when they get that chapped ring under their lips (doesn't burn like blistex.)
We were JUST at the pediatrician's office on Monday, and he recommended using Selsun Blue - but only twice per week, and be very careful to not get it in the baby's eyes as it is not "baby proof". He also prescribed a steroid topical cream (desonide) to apply twice per day. We started it yesterday, and it's already cleared up 99%!
We used California Baby Calendula cream (not a shampoo) on my DD's cradle cap and it worked wonders. Got it at Target.
My son didn't have cradle cap, but he did have eczema. Someone gave me Arbonne baby wash and it seemed to help. What seemed to make the biggest difference was Burt's Bees Apricot baby oil! I tried cream five or six times and day and it really didn't do anything. The apricot oil got rid of it and keeps it away. I now use Soothing Naturals, but that alone doesn't seem to do the trick.
I just stopped using shampoo at all on her hair. All I do is rinse with water and her scalp has cleared up almost completely! And her hair never seems dirty, even though I don't wash it.
I would place a little Arbonne Baby Care Body Oil on the dry area at the beginning of the bath and let it sit. At the end of the bath I would wash his hair with ShakleeBaby Gentle Wash. Worked AWESOME for the dry scalp at the front of his head and eyebrows. He still has a dry patch in the middle of the back of his head that just doesn't seem to go away, but this treatment keeps it from getting worse.
We have not had to use a special shampoo or body wash with Avery since she was a newborn. We use Johnson's for her wash and shampoo. For lotion, we use Vaseline Intensive Care. WOW, it makes such a difference for her. If you happen to have a CVS near by, you can get the Vaseline when it is on sale, with ECB's, and using coupons and get it for practically nothing.
Not sure about eczema, but my daughter had serious dry scalp - we used an over the counter dandruff shampoo (head & shoulders was mentioned, Selsun blue is another) every day or every other day until it was under control, (which is a short time - a week or two) and then once a week for a month or two. If there is a flare-up we break out the dandruff shampoo for a couple days, and it goes away. Eventually she grew out of it. I also recommend it to my patients for stubborn dandruff- those who aren't worried about chemicals on a short term basis. Chemical free shampoos would be Burt's and California baby, both sold at Target. I'm not convinced they are as effective as the dandruff formulated shampoos, though.
We used Neutrogena T Gel Shampoo every couple of washes & it absolutely took care of it!
Borage oil is what helped the Man Cub's cradle cap & eczema. This is a baby oil from Rainbow Naturals (I think) that has borage oil in it. I would rub it in before bath and use a baby brush or washcloth to scrub with California Baby shampoo. I still use the oil on his body when he gets dry.
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