Few things are more sensitive in this world than babies’ skin. The littlest thing can set off a rash or some sort of skin irritation. So it’s no wonder that so many little ones suffer from baby eczema (AKA really dry skin). Poor things!
In extreme cases of eczema, a trip to the doctor and some prescription ointment may be in order, but in many other cases, eczema can be alleviated and/or cured with a natural remedy.
Here are six natural ways to treat baby eczema
Oatmeal baths help alleviates itching from eczema and other skin irritants. To make one, simply blend about 1/3 cup of oats on the highest setting until you have a fine powder. Sprinkle the powder into a tub of running water and stir until water looks cloudy and feels “silky”. Let your little one soak for around 20 minutes.
Use a Humidifier
Dry air only makes dry skin (eczema) all the more dries. Moisten up your child’s bedroom air with a humidifier when they go to sleep at night.
Use Moisturizers with All-Natural Soothing Agents
Moisturize your little doll until you can’t moisturize anymore! There are a million plant-based lotions and oils out there, which contain naturally soothing ingredients like chamomile and calendula, but personally I’m partial to the California Baby line. They even have an eczema cream!
Bathe Baby Less
Aside from giving your baby a few oatmeal baths here and there, try bathing your baby less than you normally do since bathing can dry and strip skin. Also, make baths shorter and cooler than usual; and switch to an all-natural, organic soap, if you don’t use one already.
Some moms swear by rubbing coconut oil on the affected areas when eczema strikes. And it doesn’t get much more natural than that.
Breast milk! Applying a few days of “liquid gold” on baby’s dry patches a few times a day should definitely speed up recovery.