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Review: AVEENO® Baby Daily Care Baby Moisturising Lotion - does it help ezcema?

Aveeno® Baby daily care baby moisturising lotion claims to moisturise for 24 hours and soothes baby skin, leaving it soft, smooth and healthy looking. It also claims to feel nourishing and non-greasy and provides fast relief for very dry skin, with a soft fragrance. It is formulated to minimize the risk of allergies, with fast absorption and is paediatrician tested.

We trialled the lotion on our youngest, The Allergy Baby, who suffered from severe eczema to see if it yielded any positive results. Some questions about the lotion and its effectiveness are answered below.

Did you find AVEENO® Baby Daily Care Baby Moisturising Lotion nourishing for your baby’s skin?

Moisturisers are very important in our household as "Allergy Baby" had eczema and it was pretty severe all over her legs and arms. We used over 10 different ointments and lotions (some prescription) to no real avail. Using this lotion for a few weeks made a massive difference and was the only thing that cleared her skin to a certain extent. It was actually smooth as you would expect on a baby, rather than red and sore and cracked. I was amazed.

Did you think the AVEENO® Baby Daily Care Baby Moisturising Lotion was better than the products you currently use on your baby’s skin?

We used a long list of lotions and AVEENO® Baby Daily Care Baby Moisturising Lotion was better in some respects. The lotion is non-greasy and fast absorbing, whereas some creams and ointments we have used have been greasy and messy to apply.

Were you surprised to find out AVEENO® Baby Daily Care Baby Moisturising Lotion was formulated with natural colloidal oatmeal and oat essence?

I was surprised by this as I had no idea that moisturisers could be made from oats. I must admit I don’t know the significance of this, but if it works, it works. On a related note, Allergy Baby is actually allergic to eating oats, which I did not think was a problem - however I was wrong! Our daughter is allergic to oats and whilst I thought that this was only relevant on her ingesting them, our dermatologist said that using lotion containing oats could still pose a risk of reducing her resistance to the allergy. So, it was very frustrating to know that a lotion worked yet we couldn’t use it for Allergy Baby due to her array of allergies! Back to the drawing board.

Would you say the product helped keep baby’s skin moisturised for 24 hours? It is difficult to say whether it kept her skin moisturised for 24 hours as our child's eczema is particularly bad. However, the lotion improved the dryness of her skin in general. Realistically, it took a couple of weeks of use to see the full results and we tended to moisturise her twice a day.

Did you find AVEENO® Baby Daily Care Baby Moisturising Lotion fast absorbing?

Yes, the lotion is non-greasy and was fast absorbing. No issue at all with application and very pleasant in texture and smell.

Did you think the product provided fast relief for very dry skin?

I do think that the lotion did provide immediate relief for very dry skin, our daughter's skin is extremely dry (to the point of flaking and having cuts and spots). It is not fair to say whether the lotion would get rid of very dry skin altogether for children with eczema without carrying out a longer term trial. However the signs looked promising.

Following the trial, would you swap your usual brand of baby lotion for AVEENO® Baby Daily Care Baby Moisturising Lotion?

I would have continued using AVEENO® lotion for a longer period given how good the results were however we came across a problem. However, due to Allergy Baby's oat allergy, it was frustrating to have to stop using it.

I would say that if your baby had dry skin and no allergy to oats, then this is definitely worth a longer term trial.

DISCLOSURE NOTE: I was provided with this product for feedback purposes, but all opinions stated herein are written by me and reflect my own personal views.

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