According to statistics, about 20 percent of babies and toddlers have eczema (also called atopic dermatitis).
Unfortunately, Jensen is one of this 20 percent.
^Rashes on the joints of his hands.
My dear younger son Jensen can be briefly described as ENERGY personified. And his high levels of activity causes him to perspire a great deal, almost all the time.
^Look here at his hair styled by... SWEAT!
As eczema is not exactly curable, mummy can only pray it goes away eventually and in the meantime, take extra good care of his skin.
√ I bathe him at least twice a day without fail to keep him clean and cool.
√ I moisturize him especially the eczema-prone areas such as his joints.
√ I use mild, fragrance free soap to bathe him.
√ I dress him in cool, natural fabrics to keep him dry and comfortable. Including diapers, like those from Pampers Active Baby Series.
I really appreciate the fact that the makers of Pampers had so thoughtfully designed their diapers to be (1) dry with an extra-locking layer to lock away wetness from the baby, (2) comfortable with a soft cotton-like outer cover with great breathability and (3) hypollergenic (meaning it is relatively unlikely to cause an allergic reaction) lotion with aloe vera (good for the skin!) extract.
So even though there often are patches of rashes appearing around the joints of his hands and knees, I must say his bottom is almost always as smooth as toufu (silky beancurd)! Thank God for no horrid diaper rash on my baby's sensitive skin...
The moral of the story: Invest in good diapers... The investment goes a long, comfy way for you & your baby!