this is my adorable baby boy. today, i was trying to take his picture of the day and capture a picture showing his very large eczema blotch on his right cheek. but he just wouldn't look away from me. so i got these pictures... darn cute, if you ask me. in the end, i didn't use a blotchy picture, cause the picture i used just melted my heart too much.
oh dear. this is why he gets me to hold him all day today. and because of my guilt from barely being able to hold him last week - since my back is feeling a little better, though not 100%. he is just so cute, i can't resist when i can actually pick him up.
garrett has eczema. and mikey was fortunate to inherit many of his dad's adorable looks, but he also got his sensitive skin. now, mikey doesn't seem to be bugged by it yet - he doesn't scratch or seem fussy... but when little patches are developing [it seems to be getting worse in the last 2 weeks] they start off by looking like a little rash. in the last few days, i've noticed that they seem to be developing all over his body. he's had this cheek blotch for a while, but it definitely seems to be worse right now.
if you can't see this blotch, you're blind. :)
it has me in a tizzy. i don't know why... maybe because i've had rashes before and they bug me. it looks like mikey has a rash, so i freak for him. maybe i'm worrying too much about it. probably. but with his head worries... maybe i'm just being a worry wart mom. i hate that his skin isn't perfect and soft. i want to make it better. yesterday.
i was looking in my baby 411 & they suggested some tips for eczema. so, we've switched out the good smelling johnson and johnson's baby lotion... for cetaphil soap and eucerin lotion. they also suggested that aveeno baths [oatmeal] could help. they've helped my rashes in the past.
what else can i do? please share tips, tricks or secrets that you do/know... [and holly, i have lavender. we've done that but need to be better about it. fyi]