Aveeno Baby – The solution to our eczema problems

I have often eluded to the fact that Monkey has eczema, its something which he has had since he was six weeks old. As a first time mum I discovered it because I thought his nappy had leaked! In fact it was the backs of his knees were weeping. I was shocked because it occurred less than two hours after leaving the house when they were perfectly fine. Thankfully the doctors fitted us in straight away and thats when we were told he had eczema.

To say we have been fighting it ever since may sound a little melodramatic but if you have lived with a child with eczema it can definitely feel like that! At four and half I can not remember Monkey’s skin ever feeling soft like Kippers.

  • He has to have cotton clothing and sheets, even playing dress up can set his skin off.
  • We have to be aware of his allergies which can trigger an episode – animals and dust being the most likely.
  • Most nights he will have anti histamine and he sleeps in scratch sleeves. Which can look a bit like a straight jacket and we have had some odd looks!
  • Hes not able to get himself dressed because he needs to have cream put on morning and evening

Aveeno Baby - The solution to our eczema problems  There have been times when the scratching is so bad he makes himself bleed and we know if he is under the weather then its likely his skin will suffer. We have even been to the out of hours because he got out the bath one night looking like he had been scalded! I know children who have been dealt a lot worse hand but it can be difficult and since there is no cure the only thing we have to do is rely on super strength steroid cream and emollient. We move from one cream to the next hoping for a wonder cure and never actually getting one.

So forgive me when I sound a little sceptical of yet another new cream onto the market…! A close family member who shall remain nameless suggested we try out Aveeno Baby which is brand new into the UK market. Already fans of Aveeno it seemed like a good idea, but I could not help but eye roll at Hubby. After all everyone claims to have the answer or an opinion on the best cream so it gets a bit frustrating.

So against my better judgement we gave it ago for a few days. And I discovered theres something different about this cream. I found that in the mornings when I went to put cream on before getting up that I could still feel the softness of the cream I had put on the evening before. Normally it would sink in straight away and you would be reapplying it instantly wondering if you had done that bit!

Aveeno Baby - The solution to our eczema problems

We continued to use it, and his trouble areas such as behind his knees no longer need any steroid cream to keep them from flaring. Yes they are still a little pink but they are not itchy, or dry or cracked like they were. We have been using it now for a month and his skin is the best I have seen it in Winter ever! I can send him to school knowing that he will not sit scratching his wrists or ankles and come back bleeding. He had developed a sore spot right on the corner of his mouth and because of the Baby Aveeno it didn’t develop any further, despite the fact that its constantly licked!

I suffer this time of year with my eyes. The skin dries up completely and starts to prickle making them itch and before I know it I also have eczema and can not wear make up of any sort. My usual expensive eye cream has been discontinued, I was searching eBay in the hope I may find one last pot. I have been using a little bit of the Aveeno Baby around my eye area and its working wonders!

I can not recommend this cream enough!

After speaking with them at a recent event they had kindly sent me samples of their bath emollient and nappy barrier cream. The bath emollient gives fantastic bubbles something which Monkey never has and doesn’t leave that slippy residue that other  emollients can. Kipper is teething and his bum was getting very sore and so I have been using the barrier cream at each change which has made a massive difference. I really would not trust any other cream now on their skin. You can buy the full range exclusively at Boots, however they lovely people at Aveeno have given me another set for a giveaway, one lucky winner will receive:

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  • Baby Soothing Relief Emollient Wash 354ml
  • Baby Soothing Relief Emollient Cream 223ml
  • Baby Daily Care Barrier Cream 100ml

Please enter via the Gleam application below and note the T&Cs:

Aveeno Baby Cream, Wash & Barrier Cream worth £24

  • Competition is open to residents of UK aged 18 or over
  • There is no cash alternative offered
  • The winner will be drawn at random and receive a set of samples as listed above
  • The competition will close on 8th January 2017 at 11.59pm, the winner will be notified through Twitter
  • The Winner will be asked to provide an email address and full postal address

I have some giveaways running at the moment so please check them out by searching for giveaway in the search box above. Good Luck!!

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We were given the same set of samples in return for this post, I write complete and honest reviews. This really has changed our skincare regime and Monkey’s eczema has cleared up as long as we continue to apply the cream.

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83 Comments

  1. Julie G
    December 8, 2016 / 11:21 am

    Oh wow. We tired Aveeno baby products in America when we were there about 3/4 years ago and was really disappointed when we couldn’t get it here when we got home. Great to see you can get it over here now!

  2. Karen Hill
    December 8, 2016 / 7:05 pm

    Thanks for the chance xx Karen Cowley

  3. MANDY DOHERTY
    December 8, 2016 / 7:29 pm

    Love to win this fab bundle for my grandson, his mummy has been using this cream on him and it really is working wonders

  4. iain maciver
    December 8, 2016 / 7:46 pm

    a fantastic giveaway

  5. Rachel Craig
    December 8, 2016 / 8:01 pm

    Wonderful prize. Some family members have eczema.

  6. zoe cross
    December 8, 2016 / 8:06 pm

    fingers crossed

  7. lucy higgins
    December 8, 2016 / 8:09 pm

    yes please, what a great giveaway

  8. Isabel O
    December 8, 2016 / 8:43 pm

    My little niece suffers with eczema on and off, it just pops up everywhere doesn’t it, seemingly at random!

  9. Kelly Hemmings
    December 9, 2016 / 1:26 am

    This would be wonderful for my nephew that’s due early next year 🙂

  10. Ruth Harwood
    December 9, 2016 / 6:42 am

    thanks for the giveaway xx

  11. Claire Sutherland
    December 9, 2016 / 7:05 am

    Aveeno works great x

  12. Graham Ross
    December 9, 2016 / 8:08 am

    What a fab prize to win

  13. Sue McCarthy
    December 9, 2016 / 8:54 am

    I don’t have any children but would love to win this prize for charity, to go to Romania.

  14. Kirsty Hosty
    December 9, 2016 / 9:06 am

    Wow this is interesting to know, will be getting some for my little one now.

  15. Jennifer Haden
    December 9, 2016 / 9:19 am

    Love Aveeno products, they are always so gentle, thank you so much for the chance 🙂 x

  16. Kim Neville
    December 9, 2016 / 9:55 am

    Would like to try this on my son who has eczema

  17. December 9, 2016 / 2:24 pm

    I’m such a huge fan of Aveeno! I suffer with eczema around my eyes and Aveeno is one of the only things that help. I’m so pleased they’ve bought out a baby range too, and so pleased it’s working for your family!
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  18. natasha davies
    December 9, 2016 / 3:39 pm

    lovely prize

  19. Laura Pritchard
    December 9, 2016 / 9:27 pm

    I’d love to win this for my new nephew!

  20. maria dhillon
    December 10, 2016 / 1:17 am

    started using aveeno recently its great i would love to win this for my nephew

  21. Lynsey Buchanan
    December 10, 2016 / 5:54 am

    Lovely Giveaway

  22. hannah wood
    December 10, 2016 / 10:46 am

    Many thanks for this giveaway

  23. Tasha Hamilton
    December 10, 2016 / 9:26 pm

    Would love these goodies for my my little girl

  24. Mirjana
    December 11, 2016 / 10:45 pm

    Fantastic prize 🙂

  25. Sally Collingwood
    December 12, 2016 / 7:35 am

    Fab prize!

  26. Cheryl Price
    December 13, 2016 / 7:51 am

    many thanks for a fabolouse and very useful competition

  27. Alica
    December 15, 2016 / 3:44 am

    This would be perfect for my grandson, thanks for the chance x

  28. ADEINNE TONNER
    December 16, 2016 / 7:33 pm

    Oh fantastic giveaway my friend is due her baby soon

  29. gemma middleton
    December 19, 2016 / 8:26 pm

    Thanks for the chance. A really useful prize.

  30. Nicola Haywood
    December 19, 2016 / 11:36 pm

    Lovely giveaway thank you, and hope you are your family have a wonderful Christmas x

  31. Tracy Newton
    December 20, 2016 / 4:07 pm

    I use Aveeno cream and body wash on my little boy. It seems to really help keep his eczema at bay on a day to day basis. I really understand how tough it can be when your child has a bad flare up and the world and his wife have an opinion on where you are going wrong and what you should use. I have yet to try Aveeno baby.

  32. Jodie A Harvey
    December 21, 2016 / 8:59 am

    perfect for our little boy

  33. Laura Blackburn
    December 29, 2016 / 11:22 pm

    I’d be so happy to win this!

  34. Harline Parkin
    December 30, 2016 / 6:42 am

    Great giveaway a reliable well know product thanks

  35. Clifford Sherwood
    December 30, 2016 / 7:18 am

    Lovely prize and well worth entering

  36. janine atkin
    January 1, 2017 / 1:56 pm

    id love to try this

  37. JULIE WARD
    January 1, 2017 / 11:27 pm

    May try this for myself, would share it with grandson as well

  38. Becky Yeomans
    January 3, 2017 / 10:53 am

    Expecting baby number 2 in April so these would be handy! Fingers crossed.

  39. Anthea Holloway
    January 3, 2017 / 6:48 pm

    Fantastic products and a super prize!

  40. jo liddement
    January 4, 2017 / 3:08 pm

    Would love to win this for my new granddaughter due mid January

  41. Karen Barrett
    January 5, 2017 / 2:56 pm

    Great prize, perfect for my grand-daughter, thanks.

  42. Rebecca Howells (@PeanutHog)
    January 5, 2017 / 3:08 pm

    Such a good brand!

  43. Kim Lam
    January 5, 2017 / 7:51 pm

    I have a nasty patch of eczema on one elbow and I don’t want to use a steroid cream

  44. Mel Evans
    January 5, 2017 / 9:16 pm

    Wonderful prize to giveaway, especially based on your thoughtson the product

  45. Helen Gilbert
    January 5, 2017 / 11:22 pm

    started using Aveeno two years ago after wasting money on expensive products. It is perfect for my really sensitive skin and the new baby range sounds excellent

  46. Carol Boffey
    January 6, 2017 / 9:03 pm

    Great prize thank you

  47. donna l jones
    January 6, 2017 / 10:04 pm

    lovely giveaway

  48. Caroline Mcgovern
    January 6, 2017 / 10:26 pm

    Aveeno is a big hit in our house. My 5 year old suffers with really dry and flakey skin but this really helps

  49. Harley
    January 6, 2017 / 10:34 pm

    Looks lovely x

  50. paula cheadle
    January 7, 2017 / 1:08 am

    wow, fab prize, would love to win your competition

  51. Pam Smith
    January 7, 2017 / 9:32 am

    This would be perfect for our new grandson

  52. laura stewart
    January 7, 2017 / 9:37 am

    lovely prize thank you

  53. Kim Styles
    January 7, 2017 / 10:09 am

    I havent tried Aveeno but my friends use it and say its great

  54. Hayley Todd
    January 7, 2017 / 10:35 am

    I have never tried Aveeno Baby but am an avid user of their adult creams. They are great for my extremely dry and sensitive skin. I would love these to put away for our new addition due in July!

  55. Laura Harrison
    January 7, 2017 / 12:12 pm

    Thank you for the lovely giveaway xx

  56. samantha buntain
    January 7, 2017 / 2:44 pm

    Love aveeno products! thanks for the chance

  57. sallyanne rose
    January 7, 2017 / 3:18 pm

    Would like to try this on my son who has eczema

  58. Carly Belsey
    January 7, 2017 / 3:30 pm

    I love Aveeno products, my daughter gets dry itchy skin and the doctor advised me to use these products and they are great

  59. Margaret GALLAGHER
    January 7, 2017 / 3:54 pm

    Perfect for my neice and her new baby girl wouldnt mind some myself too as it makes my skin beautiful

  60. Karen Richards
    January 7, 2017 / 4:36 pm

    Aveeno products are fabulous. Only thing my gran would use.

  61. elaine norrie
    January 7, 2017 / 4:44 pm

    Have a Nephew who has eczema. will have to try it on him we’ve tried all sorts of different lotions and creams.

  62. Caroline Signey
    January 7, 2017 / 7:09 pm

    Lovely giveaway

  63. Stevie
    January 7, 2017 / 8:21 pm

    This would be really useful for my new nephew.

  64. Hayley Colburn
    January 8, 2017 / 1:28 am

    I call this the miracle cream, its absolutely fantastic, thanks for the giveaway, fingers crossed 😀

  65. claire davey
    January 8, 2017 / 10:45 am

    as a mum with a child with sensitive skin I find aveeno is great for keeping moisture locked into the skin for longer and without any reactions

  66. Chris Fletcher
    January 8, 2017 / 10:47 am

    Such a useful prize!

  67. Susan B
    January 8, 2017 / 11:14 am

    Safe and quality baby skincare products are not as easy to find as one might think. Thank you for this giveaway.

  68. susan thornton
    January 8, 2017 / 12:06 pm

    Great prize, thankyou x

  69. Bridgette West
    January 8, 2017 / 12:48 pm

    Ive had excema all my life (now almost 40) and I am an Aveeno user it never irritates my skin and always leaves it silky smooth 🙂

  70. Natalie Crossan
    January 8, 2017 / 1:41 pm

    Great prize xx

  71. Shannon Mostert
    January 8, 2017 / 3:59 pm

    All my kids have had eczema.only found out about aveeno with my youngest child. Brilliant product!

  72. Karl Borowy
    January 8, 2017 / 5:08 pm

    grandson wants this

  73. Natalie Gillham
    January 8, 2017 / 5:24 pm

    Really usefull prize, thanks for the chance to win it x

  74. Leanne Bell
    January 8, 2017 / 5:41 pm

    These would be perfect for my baby girl. Thanks for the chance x

  75. Jayne Townson
    January 8, 2017 / 5:57 pm

    Thanks for this, it would be perfect for my little nephew.

  76. Tammy Neal
    January 8, 2017 / 6:04 pm

    Thanks for the chance would be perfect for my cousins little girl xx

  77. Tee simpson
    January 8, 2017 / 6:39 pm

    What a lovely giveaway. I would love to try these products

  78. Vickie Jackson
    January 8, 2017 / 9:10 pm

    I love Aveeno. We got prescribed some for my son for his eczema when he was first born but now I have to fight for it every time I put in a prescription 🙁

  79. jen lloyd
    January 8, 2017 / 9:14 pm

    this sounds like the answer to long nights of itching and angry red skin!

  80. Dominique Clarke
    January 8, 2017 / 10:32 pm

    This would be lovely should i win, Thanks for the chance

  81. Adrian Bold
    January 8, 2017 / 11:43 pm

    This is a great prize – thanks for the competition.

  82. March 2, 2017 / 12:28 pm

    Aww poor thing! My toddler recently had eczema problem too behind his knees and I must admit that the Aveeno cream worked like MAGIC! It disappeared in just a few days!

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