All of my kids have really sensitive skin. I’m sure my genetics are partly to blame, as my entire family suffers from horrible keratosis peloris, those oh-so-lovely red bumps on our arms and legs.
Ada, my fair-skinned, blonde-haired child, has extremely sensitive skin, her cheeks flushing bright red if she so much as breathes in acidy food like ketchup.
But most surprising to me, has been my son.
Since he was about a month old, his poor little cheeks have been red, inflamed and ridden with bumps. It’s aggravated by his endless drooling, the girls always shoving toys in his face, and me constantly kissing his chubs. I mean, who can resist chubby baby cheeks?
We tried putting lotion on it, but honestly, I dread doing that, because most baby lotions are scented and I didn’t want it to burn his irritated skin. And now that it’s winter, I worry even more about his poor cheeks in the wind and the cold in the hustle and bustle of running his sister to school and picking up groceries.
Enter Baby Magic magic. Pun completely intended.
They sent me a few products to try out as part of me joining up as a Baby Magic Magical Madness Mom ambassador, and I just about wept for joy when I opened the box to find tube after tube of treatments, precisely for dry baby skin.
I’ve been alternating between using the , which is basically just like really good thick lotion, all over his body after his bath and the stick, which I love. The Healing Balm is designed to specifically target dry patches and is good for eczema-prone skin, so I’ve found it to be the most helpful for Jacob. It really clears up his cheeks if he is having a flare-up. And apparently, Ada loves the stuff too, because she keeps stealing it out of my room. “Look, Mom, I have my own deodorant!”
The other product I’ve been really happy to have on hand is the . It’s basically what it sounds like—soothing petroleum jelly—and I like to slather that on his cheeks before we go outside to protect him for the elements.
I’m really happy with all the Baby Magic products so far, especially because this is my first child who I’ve really had to treat for skin issues. This made it really easy. If you’re on the lookout for some winterizing skincare products, they may just work for you too. You can plug in your address on Baby Magic’s site here to find some products local to you, or buy online at Amazon.com.