Best Skincare For Babies With Eczema: Creams, Gels & More
Caring for the skin of babies is a delicate process, which can be made more difficult if your baby has eczema. But help is at hand! You can easily soothe and calm your baby's atopic-prone skin with our range of baby skincare products, including creams, gels and pajamas.
All our products use mild formulations and come from trusted brands that generations of parents have trusted. From emollient balms and cleansing gels to moisturisers and repair creams, we have everything you need to get your baby's eczema under control and their skin back to looking healthy and feeling normal.
- Mustela Gel Arnica & Calendula Bio 100mlSpecial Price £11.96 Regular Price £14.95
- Mustela Stelatopia Skin Soothing Pajamas 12-24 monthsSpecial Price £31.99 Regular Price £39.99
- Mustela Stelatopia Skin Soothing Pajamas 6-12 monthsSpecial Price £27.19 Regular Price £33.99
- Mustela Stelatopia Emollient Face Cream 40mlSpecial Price £8.20 Regular Price £10.25
- Mustela Stelatopia Cleansing Gel 200mlSpecial Price £9.20 Regular Price £11.50
- Bioderma Atoderm Intensive Ultra-Soothing Balm 200mlSpecial Price £11.25 Regular Price £15.00
- Avene XeraCalm AD Lipid-Replenishing Cream 200mlSpecial Price £12.38 Regular Price £16.50
- Avene XeraCalm AD Lipid-Replenishing Balm 200mlSpecial Price £13.88 Regular Price £18.50
- Mustela Stelatopia Emollient Balm 200mlSpecial Price £12.76 Regular Price £15.95
- Mustela Stelatopia Emollient Cream 200mlSpecial Price £11.96 Regular Price £14.95
- La Roche-Posay Lipikar Baume AP+M 200mlSpecial Price £11.63 Regular Price £15.50
- La Roche-Posay Lipikar Baume AP+M 400mlSpecial Price £15.75 Regular Price £21.00
- La Roche-Posay Lipikar Lait 200mlSpecial Price £9.75 Regular Price £13.00
- Bioderma Atoderm Intensive Ultra-Soothing Balm 500mlSpecial Price £15.75 Regular Price £21.00Out of stock
- Mustela Cicastela Repairing Cream 40mlSpecial Price £7.96 Regular Price £9.95Out of stock
Skincare Advice For Babies With Eczema /Atopic Dermatitis Prone Skin
Note: Frequently used interchangeably, atopic dermatitis is actually one of the causes of eczema. The symptoms are similar, and often treated in the same ways, hence they are often paired.
What does atopic dermatitis look like on a baby?
When checking your baby's skin, such as when bathing them, look out for: scaly, dry and red skin, small bumps on the skin, redness and swelling, thick and hard patches of skin and general sensitivity and discomfort. Any combination of these symptoms could indicate atopic dermatitis.
What triggers eczema in babies?
The causes of eczema in babies is similar to adults, but since babies have much more sensitive skin and immune systems, flare-ups can be more easily caused. There are a number of common triggers for eczema in babies, namely:
- allergic reactions,
- feeling too hot,
- dry skin
- and irritation from products or clothing/nappies.
You should consult your GP if you think your baby has recurring eczema, as they can offer advice on how to treat your baby.
How do you treat baby eczema?
Baby eczema should be treated under the guidance of your baby's GP or a Paediatric Nurse. Commonly, treatment is to use a mild cleanser to clean your baby's skin, using warm water to wash it off. After drying your baby, apply a fragrance-free cream or emollient balm. A medical professional may suggest a specific cream to use.
To avoid your baby's eczema getting worse, keep a close eye on whether your child keeps scratching at the affected areas. Scratching can cause the skin to become thickened, and it could also crack, which may lead to scarring or infection. Apply an atopic cream liberally to the affected areas to keep them as moisturised as possible. If you feel your cream isn't working properly, consult your GP.
Does eczema in babies go away?
As your baby grows and develops, they may grow out of eczema, especially if you can avoid the flare-up triggers and ensure their skin is well moisturised. Most babies and small children with eczema or atopic dermatitis will no longer be dealing with it by the time they reach school age – 4-5 years old.