6 Natural Ways to Treat Baby Eczema

Nicole Fabian-Weber | Oct 30, 2013 Baby
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  • Use a Humidifier

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    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

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    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

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    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

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

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  • Breast Milk

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    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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