I participated in an Influencer Activation Program on behalf of Influence-Central to talk about toddler eczema for #AveenoEczemaTherapy. I received a sample to facilitate my review and a thank you item for participating.
The beauty of writing about our battle with eczema is knowing that I’m not alone. I see how often toddler eczema is typed into a Google search. (In a totally non-stalker kind of way.) I know our struggle hasn’t been in vain. I know that so many of you are also on high alert when it comes to what goes on your child’s skin. This is real life, folks, and quite a nightmare at times.
This past summer was pretty calm in the skin arena. Our biggest struggles involved the scrapes and bruises Michael wore like medals of boy honor. We didn’t think much about toddler eczema. There was no need. Well… there was, but the need had turned into something a bit more manageable. I didn’t nag about daily lotion applications, and Daddy Michael became lazy when it came to Michael’s laundry detergent. He even used his body wash on Michael a time or two.
For the record… I freaked the firecracker out. Like, World World style because I would have been the one dealing with the flare up. Amirite, or amirite?
Then Mother Nature decided it was time for autumn weather. Mother Nature decided it was time to turn on the oh so dry furnace without consulting me. I grew anxious. I knew what would follow: dry skin, countless lotion sessions, oatmeal baths, and a flare of toddler eczema. My baby turned into an alligator in a blink of an eye. His poor, rough skin started itching again. There was no smooth as a baby’s butt in this house.
Which is why I knew it was time to step it up to Aveeno® Eczema Therapy products. Again.
It is no secret that Michael still uses Aveeno Baby Wash. Why switch from a product that has worked so well for us over the years? Why switch when I have a bundle of joy on the way who will soon be doused in baby wash by his/her older brother? I refuse to learn about toddler eczema the hard way again. Just, no.
We lived. We learned. We are not willing to wait for our next baby to have an eczema flare before becoming aggressive.
Michael’s skin may never be silky smooth but he will never have to worry about fearing lotion because it hurts. Well… that’s the game plan anyway. I hope you are able to find the same peace of mind.
There is only so much wine one can purchase, ya know!