Is your little one dealing with uncomfortable eczema? As a parent, guardian, or caretaker, dealing with newborn eczema can be emotionally challenging.
Fortunately, many infants naturally outgrow the condition. However, we want to help you manage your baby’s symptoms so that they can sleep, play, and grow more comfortably.
Read on to discover the best natural newborn eczema remedies.
Does my Baby Have Eczema?
The first thing you need to do is determine whether your baby has eczema or a similar looking condition. For example, many people may confuse newborn eczema vs acne as the two conditions share similar characteristics.
However, while they both cause rash-like patches on the skin, baby acne usually develops on the forehead, neck, back and chest. Newborn eczema is more likely to appear on the chin, cheeks, and forehead. Baby acne also typically develops in the first 6 weeks after birth while eczema can develop anytime between 6 months and 5 years of age.
Symptoms of Newborn Eczema
- Dry, flaky skin
- Rough Skin
- Intense itchiness
- Red or inflamed patches
- Oozing skin
How Did My Baby Get Eczema?
As with adult eczema, researchers aren’t exactly sure what causes this chronic skin condition. However, it’s likely a combination of genetics and environmental factors. For example, a baby is more likely to develop eczema if a parent has the condition too.
A damaged skin barrier that has trouble retaining moisture can also lead to dryness and itchiness.
Your baby’s sensitive skin can be easily irritated by contact with environmental factors such as hot or cold weather, rough fabrics, pet fur, certain foods, and chemicals found in soaps. That’s part of the reason why it’s so important to treat the delicate nature of your little one’s skin with clean beauty products.
Try These Natural Newborn Eczema Remedies
To help your little one soothe their itchy skin, we recommend trying this natural Organic Manuka Skin Soothing Cream. All ingredients were handpicked by an eczema mother who was desperate for a solution to heal her son’s eczema.
Your baby’s sensitive skin will love its soft, buttery texture and the fact that there’s no burning or stinging.
We love this pot of goodness because it’s safe and effective for even the most delicate skin.
Another great idea is to dress your newborn in eczema-friendly clothing like this Remedywear™ Long Sleeve Baby Onesie with Mittens. Made with TENCEL and embedded with anti-inflammatory zinc, it’s soft, breathable, and comfortable to wear all day or night long. It even features fold-over mittens that help stop your little one from scratching their skin raw.
For full body protection, we recommend this Remedywear™ Baby Coverall. The hypoallergenic material of this soothing coverall does wonders for those with sensitive skin. Wear it to combat symptoms of eczema, psoriasis, seborrheic dermatitis, rashes, and more. Your baby will love how soft and soothing it is.
When it’s time for bathtime, we recommend using lukewarm water and limiting bath time to 5-10 minutes. You should avoid scrubbing the skin as this can provoke irritation. When it’s time to dry your little one, be sure to pat dry the skin with a towel.
Of course, you should aim to use mild, fragrance-free cleansers to reduce the risk of a flare-up or irritation.
When it comes to soap, we recommend trying this Coconut and Sunflower Oil Soap Bar. It offers a naturally light, clean smell without added fragrance or perfume. Made with just 3 ingredients, it’s the perfect choice for the delicate nature of newborn skin. Embrace the gentle nature of this nourishing soap bar today and marvel at the difference in your little one’s skin.