What's best for babies with eczema?
The best treatment for babies with eczema is gentle, safe, effective and early treatment. Try not to wait till it gets bad - the earlier you can soothe, stop the itching and help heal the skin the better. Avoiding infection is key. Sometimes you will need to get your doctors or midwifes help to get the right treatment- and don't worry too much if you need to use a steriod cream under prescription for a short time. Our range can be used at the same time as prescription medicine and was developed so we could minimise the need to use steriod creams on our own children who suffered from eczema from birth.
The High Factor Peony Root Skin Remedy is a repair cream - safe for babies and you can use it as often as you need. It will help stop the itching, soothe skin and help the skin heal too. We recommend you patch test first (eg on babies hand or foot) for any sensitivity. If its fine, then you can use on babies face and wherever the eczema is starting to flareup.
We tended to avoid using soaps and shampoo - our Healing Body Bar is the only soap our children could use when they were young. The peony root in it will help soothe skin as well as lock in the natural oils and help keep babies skin hydrated. We have also developed a soothing Bath Soak - ideal to add to babies bath to clean, relax and soothe.
Other things you can do to help are to identify and avoid triggers - common ones are food related (dairy, eggs, nuts), dust mites and animal hair, chemicals or fragrances found in washing detergents, body washes/soaps and getting too hot or dry. Our Peony Root Moisturiser is suitable for babies with dry skin as part of daily skin maintenance.