Eight years ago, Coco came to us as a mystery. Up until her birth, her adoption was closed. Before we met all 5 lbs 7 oz of her, we only knew she was part Hispanic, part Native American, and part Caucasian.
She was born about a week after her due date with dry, wrinkled, peeling skin. That’s when we started using Aveeno baby products: gentle, fragrance-free, with effective ingredients.
Eventually, her outer layer of skin peeled off, but her skin conditions persisted. Around 2-4 months she came down with Infant Eczema, Atopic Dermatitis.
Since we didn’t know much about her family history of allergies, eczema, or asthma, we experimented until we found a routine that seemed to keep her symptoms in check.
Her nails had to be trimmed short, especially when she was too little to understand the damage scratching could cause. Her baths needed to be warm, never hot, and we stopped bathing her every day.
Over the years she’s had fewer and less extreme flare-ups. We learned that the heat of Arizona summers could cause an outburst, but since we moved to Utah, we also became familiar with winter rash. Now we apply Eczema Therapy Moisturizing Cream at least once or twice daily and always immediately after a bath when her skin is still moist.
Luckily, we were also introduced to a convenient routine of oatmeal baths with Aveeno Soothing Bath Treatment, Hydrocortisone Anti-Inch Cream, and richer Eczema Therapy Itch Relief Balm for behind her knees, elbows, and under her chin. It’s no wonder Aveeno is the #1 dermatologist recommended over-the-counter eczema moisturizer brand in the US.
The rest of the family also benefits from Coco’s Eczema awareness. Since we became disciplined about lotioning Coco regularly, the rest of the family adopted the habit with Aveeno Daily Moisturizing Lotion as well.
Lotioning the family after baths and before bed has become a ritual we all look forward to. Because snuggles are even more decadent with silky, soft skin.
This post is sponsored by Aveeno