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Baby Health
Baby Health: Eczema


Eczema, also known as atopic dermatitis, is characterized by scaly, red patches on your baby’s skin. It can also take the form of little red bumps that ooze or become infected when scratched. It can show up on babies as young as 2 months old and is usually found on the forehead, cheeks, or scalp. It can also spread to the chest and arms.


It is most likely caused by allergens in the baby’s environment. Eczema can generally not be prevented, as it is usually an inherited condition. It can, however, be somewhat controlled.

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Infant Acne
Cradle Cap


Bathe your baby 2-3 times per week, rather than daily to limit dry skin. Keep baths short and warm, not hot. Once he is out of the bath, pat him dry and moisturize with a greasy, high moisture lotion. Some moms are known to use Crisco on the affected areas. Some parents also find that Aveeno Baby Bath and Aveeno Baby Lotion sometimes help.

Dress your baby in cotton which breathes better than synthetic fabrics. Also, be sure that baby’s sheets are nice and soft to prevent irritation. Do not let your baby scratch, as this can lead to spreading and/or infection.

Talk with your doctor about the various things you can do to reduce his sensitivity to allergens, such as recommending detergents, foods to stay away from, and other things that you can control in your baby’s environment that may reduce the symptoms. Although eczema seems to be a reoccurring condition throughout the lives of these babies, it can be controlled.

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