Eczema Treatments for a BabyLast Updated: Jun 22, 2010 | By Sarah Harding
Caregivers should wash babies using mild cleansers and lukewarm water. Short baths are best to avoid drying out the skin. Soap isn't necessary on all parts of the body---only areas that are truly dirty. Caregivers can apply a sensitive skin lotion that the baby's doctor has recommended. Optimum choices are hypoallergenic and fragrance-free products. The best time to apply the lotion is right after a bath, while the skin is still wet to seal in moisture. Green recommends the use of a humidifier while the baby is sleeping to prevent the skin from drying out, especially during winter months.