We have been trying some Aveeno baby products.

*These products were provided by Aveeno and iHerb free of charge for my honest review.

Since Emily was a few weeks old, she has had much more sensitive skin than her big brother ever did. She has had baby acne, cradle cap, red marks on her cheeks and very dry skin. The pediatrician told me at one point she had あせも (asemo) which is a kind of heat rash (like prickly heat) even though it was the middle of winter here in Japan.

When we look at photos of babies, all we seem to see is soft, smooth touchable skin, so I was a little sad for my wee baby girl. I tried a variety of baby lotions on her face which inevitably caused more irritation. The doctor told me to wash her face with soap morning and night... and leave it.

The heat rash on her face cleared up quickly thanks to Dr Miki`s advice. But Emily still has some irritation on her neck, ankles, wrists and diaper area. It feels dry and scaly and looks a little red. She also drools a lot and chews on her hands, so her hands are a little chafed too.

Over the past two weeks I have been trying the two Aveeno baby products sent to me from iHerb. I am reluctant to use any products (except for breastmilk and coconut oil - sparingly) on Emily`s face. However we have been using both products all over the rest of her body!

The first one is Aveeno Baby Eczema Therapy Soothing Bath Treatment. This comes in sachets (in a box of 5) which can be emptied into the warm water of your baby`s bath. The product is fragrance free and contains the following active / inactive ingredients ... Colloidal oatmeal 43% / Mineral oil, calcium silicate, laureth-4

The powder itself is a light brown / grey color and can be dissolved in the water by mixing it with your hands. The water does become this color too, which makes it look a little dirty, but didn't bother Emily at all.

Emily had no bad reaction to this treatment and enjoyed her bath as much as ever! Her dry skin doesn't seem to be itchy or bothersome, so I cannot comment on how the treatment works for itches, but it did leave her skin nice and soft,

The second one is Aveeno Baby Eczema Therapy Moisturizing Cream. This comes in a tube and is to be used as a lotion on your baby`s skin. This product is also fragrance free and contains the following active / inactive ingredients ... Colloidal oatmeal 1% / Water, glycerin, panthenol, distearyldimonium chloride, petrolatum, isopropyl palmitate, cetyl alcohol, dimethicone, avena sativa (oat) kernel oil, steareth-20, benzalkonium chloride, ceramide NP, sodium chloride, avena sativa (oat) kernel extract

The cream is an off-white color and is easy to squeeze from the tube. I have been slathering it on after baths and diaper changes and really like it. It isn't greasy or too thick, so I am sure it will be fine in summer too. 

When these products run out I will definitely purchase the cream again. It is one of the best I have tried so far and I really liked the ease of use, and the results we got. Some reviewers don't like the long list of ingredients, but Emily had no adverse reactions (as I mentioned we don't use it on her face), so I am ok with that.

If Emily`s skin did become itchy or bothersome (to her), I would consider buying the bath soak too. It claims to calm eczema, rashes, irritation from poison oak / ivy and insect bites.

* If you are worried about the ingredients of Aveeno`s baby products, you can check them all out on their website here.

Interested in these Aveeno Baby Products? Click here to purchase them at iHerb

Happy soft and smooth baby skin :)

Fran xx


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