I am finally semi happy to report back on our journey with toddler eczema (atopic dermatitis)! I don’t know how you get eczema, and I haven’t figured out the cure for eczema, however, I HAVE found something that is working for Michael. Woo hoo!
You might remember last year Michael had an allergy blood test for his toddler eczema. Then I found out his toddler rashes weren’t caused by any of the common childhood allergens. *sigh* That meant I was left to figure out how to get rid of the rash on my own!
I told you I was starting with Aveeno Baby products because it’s Aveeno; I trust Aveeno, and it works for tons of people. The problem I ran into was Aveeno Baby just maintained the patches on his skin, it wasn’t improving his overall toddler eczema. (Mom-0 Eczema-500 million… just kidding! That is how it felt to me.) Dang that mom guilt!
The suspense is over…
Cetaphil is helping Michael’s toddler eczema!
I’m hoping Cetaphil continues to work for him so I’m not throwing away any more money trying to figure this out. I don’t know which is more frustrating: not knowing the cause of eczema, spending oodles of money finding the miracle lotion, or watching him scratch his skin right off. (Obviously it is the latter, but you get my point.)
Every new mom also wants to know what laundry detergent is the best for their baby’s skin and the jury will give them many different answers. As you can imagine, I am a big Free & Clear or bust type of gal because I play it safe. I recently said what the heck and tried Purex Baby detergent on Michael’s clothes because we love Purex detergents. So far so good, but I’m still leery because of the mild scent and how incredibly sensitive Michael is to everything. I guess you could call me paranoid!
I promise to update you with the effect it has, either way, on Michael’s toddler eczema. You know I’m not one to blow product review smoke up your perfectly toned tush because it’s a good time!
Purex provided me with a sample of Purex Baby detergent in exchange for a product review. All opinions and pictures are my own.