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Toddler eczema: natural treatments options

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Oatmeal bath was always our go to for eczema issues with my second son. I would have him soak in a oatmeal bath a few times a week. Also limit their baths to help from drying the skin out more.


Oatmeal Bath
Oatmeal baths help alleviate itching from eczema and other skin irritants. To make one, simply blend about 1/3 cup of oats on the highest setting until you have a fine powder. Sprinkle the powder into a tub of running water and stir until water looks cloudy and feels "silky". Let your little one soak for around 20 minutes.

Use a Humidifier
Dry air only makes dry skin (eczema) all the more dry. Moisten up your child's bedroom air with a humidifier when they go to sleep at night

Use Moisturizers With All-Natural Soothing Agents
Moisturize your little doll until you can't moisturize anymore! There are a million plant-based lotions and oils out there, which contain naturally soothing ingredients like chamomile and calendula, but personally I'm partial to the California Baby line. They even have an eczema cream!

Bathe Baby Less
Aside from giving your baby a few oatmeal baths here and there, try bathing your baby less than you normally do since bathing can dry and strip skin. Also, make baths shorter and cooler than usual; and switch to an all-natural, organic soap, if you don't use one already.

Coconut Oil
Some moms swear by rubbing coconut oil on the affected areas when eczema strikes. And it doesn't get much more natural than that.

Breast Milk
Breast milk! Applying a few dabs of "liquid gold" on baby's dry patches a few times a day should definitely speed up recovery.

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