Before I became a mom over 5 years ago, Aquaphor Healing Ointment by Eucerin, has been a staple in my house. I’ve used it on my dry skin and when I had my first baby in 2005 – I started buying the baby version, Baby Aquaphor. My reason is that it worked well on me, so I wanted to see if it worked on my child’s delicate parts. It actually was one of the only products that cleared up my first child’s diaper rashes. I used it all through my daughter’s infancy and beyond (she’s 3 and still not potty trained) and our newest child (who’s 6 months old). I still use it on myself, because I have dry skin and it hydrates chapped body parts. I reached for it a few months ago when my elbows cracked because of the cold.
But I wasn’t familiar with their Gentle Wash and Shampoo. My 6 month old has been getting eczema and it seemed to be more pronounced after a nursing session, which led me to make sure all my clothes and sheets were washed an allergen and perfume -free detergent. When that didn’t stop his reaction, I had to examine what I was using to cleanse my own body. BabyCenter had recently sent me samples of Aquaphor’s healing ointment and their Gentle Wash and Shampoo, so I decided to try the Gentle Wash and Shampoo and see if that changed anything. So I switched it for my brand and it really helped my baby’s face clear up. So I started using the Gentle Wash and Shampoo on the baby and I saw even more of an improvement. The eczema is basically gone and I’m thrilled.
Aquaphor has a Mom’s Soothing Center on their site, that offers tips, tricks, and advice to get moms through their baby’s first year – go to http://Aquaphorhealing.com. You can also find a coupon for $1 off. BabyCenter also has a great Comfort Zone Group in BabyCenter Community, sponsored by Aquaphor, which is a place to get a some of relief from the everyday mom challenges. You can discuss fussy babies, bathing challenges (luckily kid #3 still likes the tub), teething, sleep trouble, and skin related issues.
Disclosure: This post is sponsored by BabyCenter in conjunction with the BabyCenter Blog Network. I was compensated and supplied with a 3 oz tube of Baby Aquaphor, two .35 oz tubes and an 8 oz bottle of Gentle Wash and Shampoo. As always, all opinions and thoughts are my own.