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Mom Suggestions For Eczema Creams

Need a good eczema cream to help bring relief to your baby, toddler, or child? 

I certainly understand. One of my kiddos has struggled with itchy eczema for years.

So below, we’ve compiled a list of favorite eczema creams for kids, per the milk allergy moms in our community.

Just be sure to talk to your doctor first and always double-check labels and call companies before using, if need be. Hope this list helps!

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If you’re struggling with your child’s itchy, red, bumpy skin…

rest assured, you’re not the only one.

Many of us allergy moms also manage eczema in the family.

Oddly enough, at our house, it’s my kiddo without food allergies who struggles with eczema.

Winter makes him itchy because of the dryness in the house and all the fleece type clothes that we finally quit buying for him. 

In summer, his skin breathes better but then getting sweaty flairs his eczema. Behind the knees has always been the worst. 

In addition to kiddo, my husband has dealt with eczema his whole life. His hands are so sensitive. 

It’s hard to watch them both itch and suffer. 

So we are always on the look out for new creams to try, hoping one will be the miracle worker.

I bet some of you can relate!

Then, what works for hubby may not work for kiddo.

Now it makes sense why so many moms recommend so many different products. 

It’s really about finding what works best for you. 

If I had to pick the one that’s worked best for us in general, it would be Aquaphor (affiliate). 

Kiddo keeps it close by, especially in the dry winter months. Fleece is not his friend. 

I use it to heal cuts on my hands from washing and drying so much (allergy mom life). 

And my kiddo with food allergies uses it as lotion in the winter because it’s safe for his food allergies.

But I knew I couldn’t just post about what mostly works for US…

because your family may need something totally different. 

That’s why I asked our readers to kindly share what works for their family’s eczema. 

And boy, was there quite an array of answers! As expected. 

We’ll list the mom suggestions below to serve as a jumping off point.

Then, be sure to narrow down your options by discussing these products with your doctor, first.

And always check labels for yourself because ingredients can change.

You definitely want to make sure creams don’t contain your allergens. 

So without further delay, here’s the list of creams suggested by our eczema moms. 

Hope it helps!


PLEASE NOTE: Please consult your own doctor before trying food, supplements, or other products. Also read all labels and call companies for the latest, most accurate product information.


Aquaphor Bath Wash

Aquaphor Ointment

Avene Cream


California Baby Calendula Wash

Cerave Baby

Cetaphil Baby

Child’s Farm

Dove Bar Sensitive

Dove Wash Original

Emily Skin Soothers

Eminence Honeydew Lotion

Essential Oils (tea trea & lavender) + Coconut Oil


Free and Clear Laundry Detergent

Honest Company Healing Balm

Lemongrass Spa

Lush Dream Cream

Mustela Stelatopia

Neosporin Eczema Ointment & Cream

Oatmeal baths

Rodan & Fields Smoothe

Robothol Oil

Shea Moisture


Vanicream Bar

Vanicream Tub Lotion


Vintage Tradition Beef Tallow


Water plain

Weleda White Mallow Body Lotion


Big thanks to all the milk allergy moms who made these suggestions. 

Allergy and eczema moms can learn so much from each other.

Please join the discussion by leaving a comment with your own eczema suggestions.

We would love to hear!


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Jana Jamail

Friday 14th of September 2018

My poor niece has had terrible eczema as well. My sister in law was trying to control the itching for her and just couldn't find anything. I had taken an essential oil class and found out that a combination of essential oils will take away the redness and will stop the itching! Check out roseginger.com she has a great essential oil serum for kiddos!

Jamie Kaufmann

Sunday 16th of September 2018

Thank you for the tip!

Hollie McDonell

Sunday 6th of May 2018

I was diagnosed with eczema when I was 25 and since then I’ve been dealing with this disease. For me, it has been really difficult to find a treatment that worked for my type of skin and eczema. The treatment that has helped me to heal my eczema is foderma, I recommend it.

Jamie Kaufmann

Monday 7th of May 2018

Thanks for the recommendation, Hollie!

Amanda Baldwin

Thursday 28th of December 2017

This is going to sound odd, but dont disregard ! Sugar Scrub! I just about have my toddler clear of eczema! Its taken 2 years, but he is almost fully clear, without the use of steroids!

I use a sugar scrub in the tub, then Vanicream and top that off with a layer of Vaseline. I have also used Pooters Diapers Eczema Skin Therapy and a layer of Vaseline on top of that.

Also on those trouble spots, i've been experimenting with O'Keeffe's Working Hands Cream.

I was a Shark Tank addict for a long time, and remembered this company : https://www.simplesugarsskincare.com/pages/our-story

I make my own, I have bought her stuff, but its a bit high priced for our budget. But it works!

Mitsuko Sato

Tuesday 5th of September 2017

Hi Jamie, Ouch, poor baby... hoping his skin is doing better these days! I was checking out your page to get ideas for allergen free snacks/lunch to send with my boys to school. (They don't have food allergies themselves. However, I dont want to endanger their classmates) While searching, I stumbled across this post. I was shocked! This was the first time I've seen the rashes both my boys seem to have. I asked their doctor at their annual check ups what it could be. But at the time of their exams, their rashes didn't look like this. The doctors never used the word "eczema." so I thought my boys surely didn't have it. But this is exactly what their rashes look like on a bad day, and in the same spot (thighs).

I found "Triderma eczema relief" to work well on Winston's rash/itchiness. Alistair rarely has it; I haven't tried it on him yet. I've not found triderma anywhere but Walmart or Amazon. I'd like to try to find a more readily available product. So thank you so much for the list, I will consult it on my next shopping trip.

Jamie Kaufmann

Friday 8th of September 2017

You're welcome! Hope you figure it out, lots of options here as you can see!


Monday 27th of February 2017

When my son (8mo) has mild-moderate flare ups we use OTC hydrocortisone ointment (not cream) and then hydrolatum 1-2xday. Hydrolatum is an OTC product but here in Boston area it's kept at pharmacy counter.

Jamie Kaufmann

Monday 27th of February 2017

Thank you for sharing, Allison!

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