Bath time is an important part of many babies' daily routine but it can really make a difference in your little one's eczema treatment.
For some babies and toddlers, washing daily can dry out the skin and make eczema worse. This can be especially true when parents or caregivers:
❌ Use water that is too hot or cold
❌ Use the wrong soap
❌ Do not moisturize immediately afterward
Each infant is unique so this will be one of the times when you will need to watch for your child’s unique symptoms and triggers to see just how much bathing is too much.
Most babies and toddlers with moderate to severe eczema only need to bathe once or twice a week.
✅ Short, lukewarm baths are ideal
✅ Use natural soap
✅ It is better to pat the skin dry and avoid rubbing
✅ Immediately after bathing, apply a fragrance free natural moisturizer
✅ Avoid applying products on your baby's hands since they will put them in their mouth