(This post was sponsored by AVEENO® Baby but all opinions are of my own)
The winter season calls for warm fuzzy slippers, hot chocolate by the fire and cozy winter getaways! What also comes with the winter season is unwanted dry skin, and we should definitely not let that get in the way during this festive time of year. Recently, we went on a wonderful family trip to beautiful Harrison Hot Springs and stayed at a gorgeous lodge by the lake. This dreamy lodge had the most spectacular view of Harrison Lake and we had the best time exploring Sasquatch country. However, it was also extremely cold and very windy, which means that it can really affect not only mine but my baby’s delicate skin. Luckily Adelina’s skin was fine because I never ever travel without my AVEENO® Baby® Eczema Care Line -so there was no dry, irritated or itchy skin for my baby this winter season thanks to AVEENO® Baby®!
I have already introduced the AVEENO® Baby® Eczema Care Line in a previous blog post but today, I want to introduce another amazing product from the Eczema Care line – The AVEENO® Baby® Eczema Care Soothing Bath Treatment with natural Colloidal Oatmeal. This may lead to the question of “what is colloidal oatmeal and how it differs from the ones we eat for breakfast?” Long been used for centuries, colloidal oatmeal has been recognized as an important ingredient to relieve dry, itchy and irritated skin because oat contains molecules like lipids, beta glucan and antioxidants that help replenish lost oils, acts as a deep moisturizer and works as an antihistamine to reduce redness and itchiness. The difference between colloidal oatmeal and the oatmeal we eat is that the bran is contained (the bran is removed from the ones we eat) and finely milled to be used in what is known as an “Oatmeal Bath”. This grounding process allows for these important molecules to bind to the skin and form a soothing protective barrier to temporarily relieve itchiness due to conditions like eczema, psoriasis and even chicken pox and measles (1) and insect bites.
There are so many benefits to colloidal oatmeal and it’s safe to use for both adults and children. While oatmeal can be hard to grind and process, AVEENO® Baby® has made it hassle-free for you to give your baby a soothing oatmeal bath with their AVEENO® Baby® Eczema Care Soothing Bath Treatment in easy-to-use and to travel with packets. We decided to give Adelina her first oatmeal bath since it was so cold at Harrison and her skin felt dry after a long day of exploring the great outdoors! Her first oatmeal bath was definitely a memorable one because we had a beautiful tub at the lodge, with a gorgeous sunset and panoramic view of the lake so I named it the “sunset oatmeal bath”… very fitting I think!
Here are the steps for a soothing oatmeal bath for your baby:
First turn on the water faucet on to full force with water at a comfortably warm temperature. Then tear open an AVEENO® Baby® Eczema Care Soothing Bath Treatment packet and slowly sprinkle the contents under the running faucet. To avoid clumping or settling, I stir the water thoroughly making sure the clumps are gone before I put Adelina in the bath. As an added bonus, the colloidal oatmeal also naturally cleans the skin so you don’t need to use a wash, but I still like to use the AVEENO® Baby Eczema Care Wash for extra cleaning, plus the product also won’t dry out her skin due to the rich, moisturizing yet gentle formula.
Children should bathe in AVEENO® Baby® Eczema Care Soothing Bath Treatment for 15 to 30 minutes, once or twice daily, or as directed by your pediatrician. Gently pat skin to dry. Do not rub. Children under 2 years of age: Consult a doctor. FOR BATHING INFANTS: As directed by pediatrician or sprinkle one half of the packet’s contents into bathing tub. A 10-minute soak is effective for a small child. Rinses clean from hair!
Since the summertime, I have had the great pleasure of getting to know the AVEENO® Baby® brand and learning about their wonderful products for babies. From their amazing and gentle washes to their moisturizing lotions and balms, AVEENO® Baby® has made the bathing process fun and easier to transition from the season to season. Furthermore, dry skin on babies can be a real stressor, and not just for babies because it is uncomfortable, but for parents to see their children suffering in any way. I am so happy that AVEENO® Baby® has a wide range of products like their Eczema Care Line, which includes the Soothing Baby Bath Treatment I just mentioned above to help alleviate skin conditions like dryness, itchiness and eczema on babies.
I have truly enjoyed being a #AveenoBabyAmbassadorCA this year and I want to say Thank you to AVEENO® Baby® for being a part of Adelina’s growth every step of the way and I hope you will too!
Thanks for reading and wishing you a great start to the New Year!