So, this blog is a little different from the rest of my blogs. I wanted to share with you some information about the products I use on Alfie’s skin, I can promise you this is all genuine, this isn’t an advert, well it kind of is because I love the product so much. I think this will help other mums out there that may be at the end of their tether with their baby’s sensitive skin. I was at this point with Alfie’s. As a baby, from day one, Alfie had sensitive skin. It’s really weird because he didn’t react to different wipes it was just soaps. The only thing I could use was Johnson babies’ soap, but unfortunately this still made his skin dry. So I started the search, I went through so many different products, trying everything with his skin, but everything made it worse. My next port of call was the doctors to try to get some cream to help. I really didn’t want to have to use steroid cream on Alfie’s skin so asked for something else to start off with and we went through lots of different creams, most of which made it worse.
I continued to try different soaps to see if any would help his dry skin but nothing did. I was completely at a loss, so I went back to the doctors to ask for the steroid cream he told me we needed at the beginning. I was really reluctant to use it even when I had it and would only put a small amount on his skin. The steroid cream worked but not completely and his skin was still somewhat dry. It made it better I will admit, but the minute I stopped using it, the dry skin would be back in full force the day after. I honestly wanted to cry and all Alfie did was itch, bless him.
This was until a friend of mine introduced me to Aveeno cream. This stuff is a miracle cream. I put it on after Alfie’s bath one night and, no word of a lie, the next day his dry skin had got so much better and was barely even there. Within 3 days of using this cream the dry skin, redness and itchiness had gone altogether and I was over the moon. I had to use it every night because I was still using Johnson’s baby which made his skin flare up, but it was keeping away his painful dry skin which was heavenly.
For a long while I was completely caking him in Aveeno cream every night after the bath, until a few months ago. I was at Tesco and saw one of these product testing stands where the people show you the products and I noticed that it was Aveeno that they were showing. So, being nosey, and if I’m honest wanting a voucher or free product, I went over to take a look and there it was Aveeno baby. I felt like jumping up and down screaming, they had bath and shower wash, barrier cream, soothing lotion and eczema therapy. I didn’t need to know any more, I bought them straight away. I didn’t tell you that as well as bad skin, Alfie also gets flakey, itchy scalp due to the shampoo. So, now not only did I have a soap for him but a shampoo too.
This cream is perfect, it is made out of all natural ingredients, like colloidal oatmeal, that have all been tried and tested to ensure that they are the best, safest skin care ingredients for babies and toddlers. I will list at the end of the blog what is in Aveeno so you can see yourself what goes in to it. I would honestly recommend this product to anyone who has any type of irritation to their skin, adult, child, toddler or baby, it’s great for everyone. Whenever my eczema flares up all I need to do is use this for two days and it has gone again, the itching stops within minutes of putting the cream on. I honestly don’t know how they have made such an amazing product. Me and Alfie are over the moon about having these to use and not having to have the irritation of trying different creams and soaps anymore. The amount of soap I have had to waste or give away is ridiculous, and not only that the amount of money. So, not only has Aveeno saved both mine and Alfie’s skin, it’s saved me a lot of money.
Here’s some information from the website about each of the products that I have mentioned in my blog:
AVEENO® Eczema Therapy for Baby & Toddler Soothes like a parent’s care. Relieves itch with our most gentle care.
AVEENO® Eczema Therapy treatment for babies & toddlers is clinically proven to help relieve dry, itchy, irritated skin with eczema. The formulas, either with ACTIVE NATURALS® Oat or Colloidal Oatmeal, intensely moisturize and help strengthen the skin’s natural ability to protect against moisture loss and prevent recurrence of extra-dry skin. It’s steroid free, fragrance free and allergy tested. For grownups with eczema,
AVEENO® Baby Daily Care
You know your baby has sensitive skin. We’re extra sensitive to that.
AVEENO® Baby Daily Care products are formulated with ACTIVE NATURALS® Oat blended with rich, moisturizing ingredients to help protect your baby’s delicate skin for a full 24 hours. Hypoallergenic, phthalate and paraben-free, and gentle enough to use every day – even on newborns.
My next try is defiantly this one, apparently it helps to calm your baby before bed and I really need something to help Alfie sleep:
AVEENO® Baby Calming Comfort®
A little comforting care can help baby have a restful sleep. (And you, too.)
When combined with a warm bath, AVEENO® Baby CALMING COMFORT® Bath is clinically shown to comfort your fussy baby before sleep with relaxing scents of lavender and vanilla. The soap-free, tear-free bath formula contains ACTIVE NATURALS® Oat Extract, and the lotion softens skin too. Both leave skin feeling clean, soft, and healthy.
Finally here is the ingredients that is in Aveeno products: