February is dragging on. And, baby, it's still cold outside! A plummeting temperature paired with windy conditions has left our skin dry, sensitive, and eczema prone. Your baby’s skin is even more vulnerable than your own,
Eczema typically appears as an ill-defined red, scaly rash that affects different body areas based on age. From 1 month old to 2 years old, eczema most commonly affects baby’s cheeks and outer sides of the arms and legs. From 2 years old to 10-12 years old, the flexural areas like the antecubitals and popliteals are affected. From youth to adulthood, eczema can appear as small round spots randomly on the body called nummular eczema to focal eyelid or hand eczema.
If you spot eczema, you'll want to start treating and soothing right away. Here's what you can do:
- Humidify the air. Get that humidifier running at night to moisten the air and skin.
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- Minimize the duration of bath time. Water might feel soothing in the moment, but it actually dries out the skin. Make it short, sweet, and luke warm.
- Moisturize and moisturize more. Products like Baby Pibu’s Hydrating Ointment provide protective barrier while locking in the skin’s natural moisture.
- Do your due diligence. Use fragrance-free products and products carrying the Seal of Acceptance by the National Eczema Association that are typically hypoallergenic and irritant-free.
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This is not a sponsored post. Tips courtesy of Baby Pibu.