How to Treat Eczema for Babies | 7 Natural Treatments
by Mumu Bath
What is Eczema?
Is your sweet little one suffering with eczema? You are not alone! Eczema is a common skin condition that leaves itchy, red rashes on your skin. While many adults suffer with eczema, it is most common in infants and children (Healthline). Eczema can be extremely frustrating and uncomfortable, but don’t stress. With the right treatment you can greatly improve symptoms over time, and many kids grow out of it as they get older.
7 Natural Treatments to Treat Eczema for Babies
Morning Dew Eczema Relief Bar
This is the bar that started it all, created from a mama's mission to heal her baby's eczema naturally. Mumu Bath’s Morning Dew Eczema Relief Bar is specially designed for your baby’s sensitive skin. It is a super mild facial and body bar that gently cleans and provides long-lasting moisturization to itchy, irritated eczema-prone skin. The formula of this bar contains ingredients that relieve skin irritation and provide Vitamin C.
This basic ingredient is more than just a fibrous breakfast food. Simply add 1 cup of oatmeal (works best when blended down to a powder) to your lukewarm bath water, and let it soak for 10-15 minutes. Then, place your baby in the bath and gently rub the oatmeal/water mixture into your baby’s skin. This will provide instant itch relief for your sweet little one!
Keep Eczema-Prone Areas Dry
Another key to keeping eczema at bay is to make sure the rashes stay dry. Long exposure to water can really dry out your skin, so it’s very important to use moisturizer often to keep the skin from drying out and getting itchy.
Eczema tends to flare up during the hot summer months with the combination of heat and sweat. The most common areas are underarms, inside of the elbows, and behind the knees where the skin rubs. Try to keep those areas cool, dry, and prevent rubbing if possible.
Tea tree and lavender essential oils make for a wonderful healing balm. They also smell amazing together. Made with all-natural botanical ingredients, Mumu Bath’s Wonder Balm combines super-moisturizing cocoa butter and organic olive oil along with vegan wax to safely nourish and protect even your most dry, sensitive, or irritated skin. Simply rub the balm on your baby’s eczema, and let it instantly soothe their itchy skin.
Try an Elimination Diet
Many doctors believe that eczema flare-ups can happen based on our diets. Try eliminating ingredients such as dairy, gluten, soy, eggs, and nuts to see if your baby’s symptoms improve. While food allergies generally do not cause eczema, they can make the flare-ups worse if your baby already has the condition (Healthline).
Apply a Moisture Barrier
Keeping your baby’s skin hydrated can greatly reduce itching and inflammation on the skin. By adding a simple ingredient such as coconut oil to the skin, you create a moisture barrier that greatly protects the skin from drying out.
Use Anti-Inflammatory Products
When dealing with your baby’s eczema-prone skin, it’s important to use products that won’t cause flare-ups. Be sure to switch to hypoallergenic laundry detergents, and use soaps and lotions that do not contain chemicals or fragrance. While this alone will not cure your baby’s eczema, it will help keep symptoms under control.
Soothe Your Baby's Eczema Naturally with Mumu Bath
Eczema can be frustrating. But thankfully, it isn't harmful to your baby's overall health, and it isn't contagious. By using safe and effective skincare products from Mumu Bath, and by implementing our other suggested remedies, you can retake control of your baby’s skin health. With daily continued use, your little one’s skin will begin to improve in no time!