My 3.5 month old baby started developing a rash along the hairline around his sweet little face.

I kept up on the moisturizing and switched to a fragrance-free, hypoallergenic soap. I tried jojoba oil and coconut oil, both of which didn’t really give me great results.

I ended up taking him to the pediatrician who recommended a prescription steroid cream since the rash was red and inflamed. It looked like eczema.

As always, I asked for a milder alternative.

I do not like using strong medications unless absolutely necessary and over the years, our pediatrician knows that I am more than likely to ask for an alternative in medication or technique. MasalaMommy Tip: Sometimes, I get a written prescription and hang on to it and continue to try other remedies depending on the illness. If symptoms do not change or worsen, I immediately fill the prescription, but 9/10 times I do not end up needing to fill it.

Anyway, the pediatrician mentioned that Aveeno has an eczema balm that I could try on my bubba before trying the prescription.

I picked up a small tub of Aveeno Eczema Therapy Itch Relief Balm. This stuff is gold.

I wish I would have taken before & after photos. The rash was all along his hairline on his forehead down to the front of his ears on both sides.

The rash was angry, red and bumpy.

After 2.5 days of use, there is no evidence that the rash existed.

I applied the cream to the rash 3-4 times a day. The rash was kept moist with the cream at all times. I reapplied right after baths.

I was very pleased with this product and will keep it in my arsenal for anytime the kids break out in a rash.

I picked up my jar at the local drug store. I didn’t know at the time that Aveeno makes a baby line of this balm as well, since the drugstore did not have it. I did however receive confirmation from the pharmacist that this version was safe to use on my baby. Had I known, I would have gotten the baby version, but this has worked amazingly.


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