Dealing with Baby Eczema + Seventh Generation Giveaway

When you have a baby you hope and expect that they will come out perfect in every way. You pray that everything you eat and do while your baby is in utero affects them in a positive way. I basically thought about this for 10 long months with each of my three pregnancies. I call these my crazy pants. I strap them on tight and don’t take them off until I’m holding my sweet babies in my arms.

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With Kenya and Chloe I never had a day where I worried about them having food allergies as they never showed any signs of sensitives. I offered every food under the sun so they could enjoy a wide variety and they never had any reactions. With Gemma, though, it has been a different story. From the day she was born her skin was irritated and dry from eczema which was inevitably part of her diagnosis.

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We went to several allergists, I cut everything from dairy to gluten to sugar out of my diet for 5 long months. We finally discovered one of the causes being an egg allergy, but her eczema still hasn’t totally disappeared. There’s nothing more heart breaking than watching your child itch non stop whenever her clothes are off. Aside from changing my diet so my breastmilk is free of the foods we know are triggers, taking long warm baths and lubing her up with tons of moisturizing creams, there was little we could do to alleviate her pain.

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We’ve always been conscious about the products we use in our home, but with anything that touches Gemma’s skin we have to be militant. We’ve always been big fan of the entire line of Seventh Generation products, but now with Gemma in diapers, using wipes on her skin several times a day and touching every surface around our home we’re even more aware. Watch this quick video to get even more ideas on how you can protect your children from pollutants, toxins and irritants and ideas of alleviating some of the possible causes of baby eczema in your home.

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Seventh Generation is generously giving one Weelicious reader a baby care prize bundle including diapers, wipes, laundry, and baby personal care products! For a chance to win tell me in the comments below one way you help nurture your baby's skin. Good luck!

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Giveaway Details

Prize_ One (1) lucky Weelicious reader will receive a Baby Care prize bundle from Seventh Generation. This post is sponsored by Seventh Generation. All thoughts and opinions are my own.

Duration_ This giveaway will be open until Tuesday, October 11th at 11_59pm PST.

How To Enter_ Leave a comment below. For more chances to win, share this giveaway on Pinterest, Twitter, Instagram, Facebook and Google+ with the hashtag #WeeliciousGiveaways, and leave a separate comment for each letting me know you've done so.

Who Can Enter_ Open to residents in the U.S.A. and Canada.

How Winner Will Be Chosen_ The winner(s) will be chosen at random and will be notified via email. The winner(s) will have 48 hours to respond or a new winner will be chosen.

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Hi, I’m Catherine. Mama of three. A Kentucky girl living in California. Here’s what I know: all kids can be great eaters and mealtime must be easy. My passion is creating simple, healthy recipes that can be enjoyed by the whole family.

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  • Faye Gates

    I think I was born with Eczema. I have the worst skin ever.

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  • Faye Gates

    I shared on Facebook / https://www.facebook.com/audrey.stewart.140/posts/1109135092507236?pnref=story

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  • Faye Gates

    I shared on Twitter / https://twitter.com/AudreyS23511436/status/783338267731173376

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  • Courtney

    I don't bathe my baby very often because I find it dries her skin out. And I use natural baby soap.

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  • Kylie K.

    I use Honest Company body/hair wash on my baby because I believe its natural and safe, I know Seventh Generation is too, and I would LOVE to try their baby care products!

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  • Esther

    My first had eczema and it was a constant battle trying to control it. Keeping my fingers crossed that #2 baby will not have to deal with it. Thanks Catherine for this website. It's my go to guide!

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  • Kylie K.

    Shared on FB w/ #WeeliciousGiveaways

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  • Stephanie Phelps

    I try to nurture her skin by using lotion on it after each bath!

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  • Colleen Inman

    LOve Seventh Generation products.

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  • Rachel J

    I moisturize my baby daily to nurture his skin Both of my boys have very sensitive skin. My second son is 3 months old and this prize bundle would be wonderful for his precious new skin!

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  • Stephanie Phelps

    I pinned https://www.pinterest.com/pin/91338698672312013/ by the way what a happy and cute baby she is!

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  • Pamela J

    I have this condition and have passed it on to my child. It's great that Seventh Generation has Safe products! Thanks!

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  • Stephanie Phelps

    I tweeted
    https://twitter.com/my4boysand1/status/783340672732528640

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  • Stephanie Phelps

    I shared on facebook
    https://www.facebook.com/my4boysand1/posts/10154734228622176?pnref=story

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  • Summer Menefee

    Oh, that breaks my heart. That was the story for my little guy, too. We did every diet, every product, oils, salt caves. Finally, we started doing 20 minute like warm baths with 1 cup of magnesium flakes and he's been eczema free and off topical steroids for a year. Magnesium deficiency might not be your issue, but it might and it's worth a try. It's been life changing for us!!

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  • Jamie M

    Would be great to win this as we have sensitive skin in our family.

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  • Piper

    My son has eczema, after a long try of train and error tge 7th gen are the only products that do not irritate his skin and the bubble bath with an olive oil base does wonders for my daughters cradel cap!

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  • Kylie K.

    Shared on pinterest w/ https://www.pinterest.com/pin/63543044722899939/

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  • Stephanie Phelps

    I posted on G+ https://plus.google.com/u/0/+my4boysand1/posts/SDgvgHKnCLH

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  • Adriana

    I give less frequent baths to keep my son's skin moist, I use natural washes, and I rub coconut oil on his body.

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  • Helen Ramos

    Like you with my twin girls I never worried about their skin or foods which I ate now with my 7 week old Baby boy I am extremely conscious. He was just diagnosed with eczema and I am keeping his skin moisturized with acquaphor and experimenting with products that may be good for him. A very stressful process to be going through as you want your babies to be pain free at all times.

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  • Jenny

    I found using a humidifier helps tremendously! Also, I'm a big fan of coconut oil on the skin.

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  • Amber

    Essential oils in the bath!

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  • Michelle

    We've fought eczema with all 3 of our kids! (We also have food allergies.) Unscented everything seems to help...and cotton pjs...and definitely moisturizing post bath.

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  • Erin G

    Coconut oil! Best moisturizer and diaper cream!

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  • Gabi

    We fought eczema with our first. We put oils in the baths and were very careful on diet which helped.

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  • Bernardina Sims

    I have also used coconut oil and it does work great on any skin ailments

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  • Angela Clark

    Love all of Seventh Generations items! We use it all daily in our house as well!

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  • Diane

    Free & clear everything! Don't you love how products geared towards infants are loaded with chemical perfumes & colors? We've been using Seventh Generation products for years & hope to continue to for many years to come.

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  • Lindsay Morgan

    We love 7th gen wipes and have tried a few other products would love to try more

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  • Emily

    Using limited amounts of soap/cleanser to reduce any irritants.

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  • Robyn

    We use Seventh Generation detergent and love it! Haven't tried any of their other products but would love to!

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  • Sarah

    Oh poor little thing :( my son had eczema until his food allergy diagnosis - peanuts, tree nuts, soy, legumes/pulses, coconut, sesame, shellfish, egg, sunflower, safflower, flax and mustard :( it took us several tests to finally isolate all of his allergens, but once we did, the eczema and gives disappeared. It was so hard, especially as a vegan, to cut out all of these while breastfeeding, but I feel being super strict helped him outgrow half of these allergies. Good luck on figuring out what else could be causing your little one's skin irritation - food allergies are no fun but at least manageable!

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  • Jess

    Keep nails short and moisturize after baths!

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  • Shawn

    My daughter had similar issues and we've had many battles with it. As a result some of our very close family members changed and eliminated chemicals, perfumes, etc. from themselves and their homes. My daughter improved but we still had trouble. Yeast ended up being the major problem. It was eliminated as well as virtually eliminating dairy and sugar. Will pray you find what works best for Gemma.

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  • BdrsMrs

    Great tips on coping with a fairly common childhood ailment :) THANKS!!

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  • Laura

    We use very gentle toxin-free bath soap and keep baths to a minimum in general. My oldest has eczema and multiple food allergies...sorry to hear Gemma does too :(

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  • Denise L

    Aside from avoiding allergens, I find using shea butter to be a great way to nourish my little guy's skin. He has very minor eczema during winter months and a little shea butter everyday takes care of it right away.

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  • LaTanya

    We use baby sensitive skin products.

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  • LaTanya

    https://twitter.com/sweetums82/status/783351949185933312

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  • LaTanya

    https://www.facebook.com/latanya.thornhill/posts/10102822622408988

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  • Jeleen

    My son has eczema. The only product i found useful for him is mustela brand. I put it on twice a day and within 3 minutes of him getting out of the bath to lock in the moisture. If he has any flare ups, i just mix in some 1% hydrocortisone cream with his lotion.

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  • Blima

    Oh boy this would help us

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  • Betsy

    Less baths, good moisturizer.

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  • Melanie

    We put oatmeal in the bath for my little guy.

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  • Marion

    I use non-toxic laundry soap, hand soap, body wash and switching our dish soap and dishwashing detergent also.

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  • Marion

    Shared on pinterest

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  • Marion

    Posted on FB

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  • Jen

    Aveeno oatmeal soak and cetaphil body wash.

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  • Kristin

    Coconut oil has been a go-to moisturizer for my little ones' skin.

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  • Amy

    My two year old always has dry skin so we moisturize every night after tubby. I have another baby arriving in a few weeks and would love to try the Seventh Generation products on him or her!

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  • Jodie

    My daughter has excess on her hand. At night we lather it with lotion and she sleeps with a glove on

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  • Gail Cloud

    Two out of our three children had eczema to the point that we were going to a specialist for it. We tried many, many things. It is much better, but they still have some issues with it.

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  • Adrienne G.

    I use non-perfumes detergents at all times to try to protect my daughters skin as best I can. And I adore Seventh Generation diapers and wipes!

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  • Charlene

    My oldest has always severely dry skin especially in the winter. I want to lather her in lotions but not in chemicals.

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  • Jodi Hunter

    My niece has eczema and nothing seemed to help until we found Seventh Generation, it is wonderful.

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  • Wendy Browne

    I had my first eczema outbreak at 44 with my recent pregnancy. It's watery itchy blisters all over my fingers. :(

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  • Lauren

    I'm dealing with an egg intolerance with my six-month-old too. And I'm still off dairy, soy, gluten, etc etc even though so far eggs are the only definite problem I know of. We're dealing with some majorly stubborn dry skin by both elbows.

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  • Angie

    My son was diagnosed with egg, dairy and nut allergies, all which started with eczema too.

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  • Juliet

    Aquaphor has been a lifesaver for us - diaper cream, under-the-nose cream for those rough spots after a cold, dry skin...

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  • Leslie

    We use All free and clear laundry detergent. I like California baby super sensitive body wash and shampoo. We use vanicream lotion which isn't as sticky and heavy as aquaphor.

    My son also has an egg allergy that was directly linked to his eczema. He also is allergic to wheat and all nuts, so that eliminated a lot of body care products.

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  • Leslie

    I forgot to add....your daughter absolutely beautiful and looks so happy. I hope you can get all of her triggers under control. My son's skin looks great as long as we are very disciplined with his diet and applying moisturizer.

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  • Elie Cheng

    Your daughter is beautiful! We use a lot of Seventh Generation products because they are gentle on our skin. We love that it has no harsh chemicals. Thank you for sharing!

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  • Lauren

    I haven't actually tried Seventh Generation for my kids. Now I will! My thing is sunscreen for young, precious skin.
    P.S. Your daughter is so cute!

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  • Candace Galan-Calderon

    I use organic, natural products to nuture my baby's skin!

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  • Ramona

    Homemade laundry detergent and staying away from perfumed products

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  • Candace Galan-Calderon

    Tweeted https://twitter.com/CandaceGalan/status/783387654851219456

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  • Candace Galan-Calderon

    Pinned https://www.pinterest.com/pin/364299057341454623/

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  • Nora B

    Love seventh generation products already!

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  • Bets

    Love Seventh Generation detergent.

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  • Sonya Morris

    She is so adorable! It had to be tough trying to find out what was irritating her skin.

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  • Debbie

    I myself have a son who has had severe eczema since birth. It is heart breaking to see your child suffer and be so itchy they cannot sleep. Our son is now 6 but still has flare ups and we have to be incredibly diligent about what he eats and the things which touch his skin. Having some Seventh Generation products would be so helpful for my son and our entire family. I also have a 10 month old who shows some signs of eczema as well. I will do and try anything to help my babies!

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  • Sonya Morris

    Shared on Pinterest.
    https://www.pinterest.com/pin/62276407327120777/

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  • Sonya Morris

    Tweeted:
    https://twitter.com/MorrisPartyof6/status/783391890561495041

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  • Brooke

    We love seventh generation in our house!

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  • Joanna

    Poor baby! I have eczema myself and it sucks!

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  • Misty Swearingen

    Love Seventh Generation products!

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  • Mary Jackson

    I love and trust Seventh Generation products to be safe for my kids and family. I especially love their diaper cream, laundry detergent, and dish soap. They are staples at home!

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  • Traci

    Seventh Generation products are the best for me and my whole family.

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  • Erin

    We use coconut oil as a moisturizer for our kids. We also love Seventh Generation products and use them frequently in our house!

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  • Bo

    We try to only use natural products on our baby's skin!

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  • Melissa

    I use natural, non-perfumed products.

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  • Chelsea Fourie

    My second little boy Aidan has developed extremely sensitive skin. It is heartbreaking and has been a non- stop process to find things that don't irritate his skin. Right now Motherlove diaper rash and thrush cream seems to work. I've switched out wipes to Seventh generation. Next is on to diapers and detergent. I've been waiting and watching between products to see what works and doesn't. It's been a long and expensive process and at times discouraging. Aidan is most of the time good natured about it which helps.

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  • Sarah

    Choosing products free of chemicals and artificial fragrances has never been more important than it is now that I have 2 children!

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  • Lina

    Beautiful baby!!!!
    I've always used only natural products for my kids.

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  • Elizabeth Hamilton

    Coconut Oil was our go to moisturizer with my first baby. Hoping it works just as well with baby number 2 in about a month!

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  • Rachel Travis

    I am pregnant with my first child so I don't have a bathing routine, but would love to try these products! I have heard that bathing babies too often can dry their skin out!

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  • Niki

    Your baby girl is beautiful. I hope she's doing much better with her eczema from using the seventh generation products. I have young children who's had their fair share of eczema, and I know how hard it is taking care of them. May we all continue to be strong moms for our kiddos.

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  • Valerie

    I like calendula oil on babies skin (and mine!)

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  • Sandra Watts

    Seventh Generation are great products. Would love to win for my new grand daughter.

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  • Sandra Watts

    I tweeted. https://twitter.com/saleago/status/783483065062592516

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  • Heidi Matheson Wolter

    We have only purchased Seventh Generation products with my twin boys

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  • Caroline B

    I love these products!

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  • Deb

    Eczema is the pits!

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  • Mary

    Thank you for the chance to win! Our family loves Seventh Generation products!!

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  • Iliana Martinez

    My son has eczema also, thank you for sharing. I will try the Seventh Generat products.

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  • Rukhsana

    We nurture our baby's skin with infant massage, using dye and perfume free detergents like seventh generation and avoiding dryer sheets.

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  • Meghan Burkins

    My 3 month old has eczema and I've cut dairy, eggs and more from my diet. Another thing I do is to completely dry the water from his skin after bath and between the skin folds after his bath and diaper changes. Then, I slather him with lotion to stay moisturized.

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  • PB

    My oldest son, now 9, has dealt with eczema and multiple food allergies (eggs, dairy, nuts) since birth. Eczema is much better now, but still flares up. Have faith that Gemma may grow out of it over the next few years. We Use natural products, Bee cream from the farmers market, and experiment with foods all the time!! Good luck mama!

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  • Nicole

    My daughter MacKenzie, now 7, has had eczema all her life and as much as I try to relieve it nothing works! We use dye free and fragrance free products and no fabric softener even though we have hard water.. She has her own soap too! Every night and every morning I lather her up (with a fun massage) and she hates it. We have never tried strength seventh generation products but maybe it will work for her..

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