Whether it is you or your children, the battle with eczema can be very frustrating. I know this because I use to be a frustrated mom dealing with my infant son and his eczema issues. I felt like such a horrible mother because his skin was always red and inflamed. My poor baby was so uncomfortable and I couldn’t figure out what to do.
I remember taking him to get pictures around 5 months and I didn’t want to do the diaper only photos because his skin was so discolored. His body was literally 2 different colors and I felt ashamed. I tried everything the doctors prescribed even covered him in Crisco. Yeah that didn’t work either, but I was desperate for a solution to his skin issue. I laugh at it now because the doctor told me to try it.
This is where me being stubborn came into play. I started doing my research on the condition to educate myself and this is how Happily Naturally Me was born. It started with me creating a product to combat his eczema and I had succeeded. No more steroids and crappy medicine from the doctor that didn’t work. This mom had figured out a natural solution that has worked perfectly. My son is now 8 and you would never even know he had eczema. So to the parents with children suffering here is how I made my son’s eczema nonexistent:
- Stay a way from things with synthetic fragrance. Laundry detergent, soaps, lotions etc. That includes you as well mom because your baby is always laying on you. Happily Naturally Me’s Whipped Shea Butter and Shea Butter Soap was created for this reason, but it isn’t the only benefit. Raw ingredients are used to make both so no watered down supermarket products.
- Make sure you are applying your moisturizer right after bathing. Happily Naturally Me’s Whipped Shea Butter acts as a sealant to keep the moisture in. Raw unrefined Shea Butter penetrates all 7 layers of your skin and that is why it is so AWESOME unlike other moisturizers.
- Be mindful of the things your baby is eating because sometimes that can also cause flare ups. Your gut health is connected to your skin health. If you breast feed be mindful of this. It might help to keep a diary of what you are consuming and document flare ups.
So there you have it. Start implementing these things and see what happens. I am by no means a doctor so this is not medical advice. This is my story of how we resolved the eczema problem in our household.