Many pediatricians and dermatologists recommend that parents’ bathe their baby every other day, preferably with just plain water to allow the natural oils and good bacteria to thrive on the baby’s skin which in turn will helps strengthen their skin’s immune system. This is especially true for children suffering from eczema who have extremely sensitive skin. When choosing the best baby soaps and shampoos for eczema, know that many products contain harmful ingredients and harsh chemicals, so it is important to research and read the ingredients on products before use. The goal is to find the best baby soap for eczema that will help preserve the moisture on your baby’s skin and allow the good bacteria (yes, there is good bacteria) to protect your baby’s skin from airborne foreign contaminants that can cause an eczema flareup.
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According to Dr. Renee Howard, MD, FAAD, board-certified dermatologist associate clinical professor of dermatology, University of California, San Francisco recommends using unscented lotions, soaps and shampoos, diaper creams and sunscreens with zinc, and non-lathering cleansers. “Scented skin care products are for the parents’ benefit, not the baby’s, and aren’t worth the risk,” according to Dr. Howard.
For additional information on the best baby soaps, best baby washes and best baby shampoos for eczema, you can also visit Parents Magazine and The Bump. To learn about the best ways to treat eczema and out more about the best baby soaps and best baby shampoos go to our eczema treatment page.
After you have bathed your child, pat dry them with a warm soft towel. Apply and topical medications and moisturizers and suggested by a health care professional. Dermatologists recommend covering their skin with a layer of soft fabric sleepwear that’s going to soothe them into a restful night of sleep. The best eczema pajamas that provide itch relief are therapeutic Soothems. Made from an FDA registered class 1 medical device skin smart fabric TEWLTect, which is dermatologist recommended to reduce itching, preserve skin moisture, and control bacterial growth while providing a positive, soothing effect. Soothems® helps keep the skin cool, moist and itch free and protects the freshly apply topical lotions from rubbing off. From eczema suits and eczema sleeves to eczema bottoms and eczema sleepwear, our garments will lead to less itch and more smiles.
Dermatologists recommend covering a child’s cradle cap after using a medicated shampoo designed specially to treat Seborrheic dermatitis ,and applying any topical medication or moisturizer is very helpful in treating the condition. An excellent product to help relieve the itch and rash from Seborrheic dermatitis is the Soothems® Eczema Rash & Itch Relief Sleep Cap for Baby and toddler.
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