Products We Tried

I should have taken a picture of all the products we had. It is difficult to think back to the chaos and recall all the products we tried. Here is the list of some of the products that I remember putting on Baby J at the beginning months of TSW.

After months of trial and still seeing redness and ooze, we decided to try moisture withdrawal. One morning Baby J woke up with no redness on his skin after a night of wet wrap. I proceeded to do our usual skincare routine and applied moisturizer all over. Almost instantly, the redness came back. It looked like he was wearing red sleeves and leggings. Perhaps it was the product, but we have applied so much on his skin that maybe his skin needed a break from it all.

We decided to allow his skin to heal naturally on the outside, while we focused on diet to heal from within. Moisture withdrawal worked for Baby J after all.


Vintage Tradition Tallow Balm The Honest Company Organic All-Purpose Balm MJ's Herbals Calendula Salve Dr. Bronner's Organic Magic Balm
Era Organics Healing Ointment for Babies Aquaphor Baby Healing Ointment Alba Botanica Un-Petroleum Jelly Aveeno Baby Eczema Therapy Moisturizing Cream
CeraVe Baby Cream Vanicream Moisturizing Cream with Pump Earth Mama Organic Diaper Balm Elizabeth Parker Baby Eczema Cream
Medicine Mama's Apothecary Sweet Bee Magic All in One YoRo Naturals Organic Manuka Skin Balm Beautycounter Baby Soothing Oil
Beautycounter Baby Daily Protective Balm
TheHomeHerbalist's Lemongrass Balm on Etsy TheHomeHerbalist's Zinc Balm on Etsy Robertson's Skin Repair Ointment from Australia

Our favorite moisturizers at the time were the Vintage Tradition Tallow Balm, TheHomeHerbalist's Lemongrass & Zinc Balms, & Robertson's Skin Repair.

The best over-the-counter moisturizer would be CeraVe Baby Cream.

Bath Time

The Honest Company Lavender Baby Shampoo + Body Wash Elizabeth Parker Baby Shampoo Mustela Gentle Cleansing Gel Shea Moisture Raw Shea Butter Baby Eczema Bar Soap
Epsoak Epsom Salt Bragg Organic Apple Cider Vinegar Aveeno Baby Eczema Therapy Soothing Bath Minera Dead Sea Salt

Our favorite bath products at the time were Aveeno Baby Eczema Therapy Soothing Bath, Epsoak Epsom Salt, & Shea Moisture Raw Shea Butter Bar Soap.

For the Itch

Calamine Cerave Moisturizing Lotion for Itch Relief Aveeno Baby Eczema Therapy Nighttime Balm

We did not have a favorite itch product, as none of these really worked for Baby J going through TSW.

My best advice to protect the skin from the itch is to create a thick enough barrier with layers of gauze and 100% cotton clothing, so the skin cannot be harmed or disturbed by scratching.