Fighting eczema with Johnson’s Baby + Giveaway

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I’m talking about dry skin today courtesy of The Motherhood & Johnson’s Baby.

Levi has had eczema since he was little. Like most kids with eczema, his skin gets worse in the winter. Since we live in MN, it’s a constant challenge to moisturize his skin and keep it well hydrated once the weather gets cold and the house is filled with cold air.

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His biggest problem area is his legs. His shins often feel scaly to the touch, even though his skin looks healthy. My cousin has a different kind of eczema on her arms that actually turns into rough red patches, so I’m glad that at least Levi’s isn’t that bad.

Our current routine to help manage his eczema involves minimizing situations that contribute to dry skin and moisturizing frequently. That means baths every other night instead of every night so the hot water doesn’t dry out his skin. I just bought him a humidifier for his bedroom to help keep the air from getting too dry in there, and one for the girls’ room while I was at it. (Last winter, Levi was still sleeping in my room more than his own, so I only had one in my bedroom. Now that he’s sleeping in his bed most nights, I had to get one for his room.)

To help moisturize his skin, he gets lotion on his legs every morning and every night, especially after a bath or swimming. We’ve tried all kinds of lotions, but haven’t hit on one that really solves the problem yet. When Johnson’s Baby recently sent me a gift basket full of products, I was excited to see their new Intense Moisture Cream was in it.

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A friend had already tried the Johnson’s Baby Intense Moisture Cream and said it really helped her kiddo’s dry skin. It has a rich and creamy feel to it, which I personally like because it seems that the thin lotions I’ve tried in the past don’t work very well. This had a great thickness to it and I was really able to rub it into Levi’s skin well.

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The moisture cream wasn’t greasy feeling, either. It went on smooth and didn’t leave streaks as I rubbed it into his legs. I’ve been using it on him for about a week, and it seems to be helping. It’s not a magic cure for Levi’s eczema, but it has helped make the scaly patches on his shins feel softer. Hopefully with continued use, this will help manage his eczema throughout the dry MN winter and all of our favorite snowy outdoor activities like ice hockey, sledding, and making snowmen.

Learn More

If you’d like to learn more about protecting your child’s sensitive skin from the cold, dry winter air, Johnson’s Baby is hosting a Twitter party on Wed, November 13th from 2-3pm EST. (That’s 1pm CST and 11am Pacific) You can RSVP via Twitvite and join in the conversation using the hashtag #JOHNSONSBaby to ask questions and win great prizes during the chat. I’ll be there to chat about

Win It

Johnson’s Baby offered to let me give away the same gift basket I received for Levi (shown above) to one lucky reader. You can enter below using the easy Rafflecopter form.

Contest ends Friday, November 15th, 2013. Open to US residents only.

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  1. My daughter is walking around on her knees on everything including sidewalks. Her knees are a mess sometimes, especially with the weather getting colder.

  2. Jodi goins says:

    I would love to have this for myself.in the winter my legs and feet and elbows dry out.the corner of my nose and eye brows do to.this sounds like it could really help and be gentle.i can’t use a lot because it breaks me out.

  3. my step daughter has such dry skin so this would definitely help

  4. Id love to have this for my lil guy
    Jennifer Cobb recently posted..Fighting eczema with Johnson’s Baby + Giveaway

  5. Danielle S says:

    My dry skinned kiddos would greatly benefit from a basket like this!

  6. Kristin Sawatzke says:

    My son has very sensitive and dry skin! Always looking for new things to try:)

  7. Jessica B. says:

    My son has dry skin in the winter. This would be great for him!

  8. Liz mccarthy says:

    My son and i both have dry skin, so this would be great to win so we can try their products!

  9. Jennifer D says:

    My son gets really dry patches on the backs of his arms and he gets little bumps all over his back. He is super sensitive and breaks out from moat lotions. I would love to try this to see if it helps.

  10. My son gets dry skin and it’s sensitive. I love Johnson’s even though he is no longer a baby, they have never caused skin irritation like some other lotions have.

  11. Melissa M says:

    This would help with wind chapped cheeks

  12. Christina says:

    My daughter has really bad eczema, dry and very sensitive skin.. its really bad on her hands and feet in the winter, so we are always looking for something new that will help her. I’d love to try the Johnsons baby products.

  13. To help keep my son’s extra skin moisturized especially during the winter

  14. stephanie says:

    johnson johnson works great for my daughter

  15. Lilyana Cruz says:

    Since my baby was born he has always been re drying your face, in the area of the eyebrows and cheeks, I would like to test the oil to keep your skin moist

  16. Nicole-Lynn says:

    I’m expecting my first baby in a few weeks. Since it will be getting cold soon I’d like to protect her skin from the dry, cold winter weather. Thanks for the opportunity!

    Seasidesmitten@aol.com

  17. This would help keep my baby’s skin soft and smooth.

  18. It has really helped my girls with their dry skin. We are outdoors a great deal!

  19. major dry skin with the kiddos here. i’d love to see if this would ease their symptoms

  20. Shannon baas says:

    Help with their dry skin.

  21. Kate Newton says:

    My youngest son who just turned two has struggled with eczema and dry skin since he was born. I haven’t tried J&J products yet (just stuck with Aveeno), but would love to try! Thanks for the opportunity to win!

  22. My son has really dry skin, especially on his legs, ankles, elbows and hands.
    Ronda recently posted..Review: My Son’s Leap Frog LeapPad Tablet, Grrrrr! 3.5 out of 5 stars!

  23. Darlene Carbajal says:

    I would give this to my cousin as a gift.

  24. Scarlett Graham says:

    My sons skin is dry and itchy now that it is getting it is getting colder. This would help his skin.

  25. 2 of our girls have very dry skin all year long, this would be nice for them.

  26. my little guy could use this

  27. Samantha Daleo says:

    This would be great for my baby nephew. He has dry skin and with the cold air it will probably need extra care.

  28. my son has very sensitive and dry skin. I have to constantly put lotion on him so he wont be itchy all the time. This product would really help for his eczema.
    lalaine hagler recently posted..Mother’s Therapy Organics Review and Giveaway

  29. Jill Myrick says:

    My sons hands and feet still get dry enough to peel at times.
    I would love to try this to see if it would help to relieve that.

    jweezie43[at]gmail[dot]com

  30. My daughter has dry skin this would be great.

  31. I live in MN with dry winters and my kids hands always cracks!

  32. My kids have dry skin. Especially in winter! this would hopefully combat how bad it can get.

  33. Natalie yeoman says:

    My nephew has really bad dry flaky skin

  34. beth shepherd says:

    We have a wood stove for our heat and it definitely dries out my babies skin. This would be wonderful to win. thank you

  35. Patricia Wojnar Crowley says:

    I think it would help with the dry patches he gets on his arms!

  36. My son has really bad eczema on his arms, and my daughter often gets the little sand papery bumps on her stomach.

  37. My grandson has so many allergies. He has dry skin and some eczema, so we are always needing lotions for him.

  38. Jennifer Reed says:

    Two of my children suffer from eczema outbreaks so I believe Johnson’s Baby Intense Moisture could help alleviate some of their symptoms.

  39. My son has very sensitive/dry skin. Johnson’s has really helped!!

  40. My daughter has dry skin and this would help

  41. Debra Hall says:

    it would be for my new grandbaby ..just because i love the smell

  42. Mihaela Day says:

    My daughter has really dry skin, I would love to give it a try :)

  43. My sis in law would like this for my niece because her skin is a bit ashy

  44. Paula Tavernie says:

    My grandson has dry skin especially on his legs and arms!

  45. Diana Stanhope says:

    My grand daughter has dry patches and flaky spots. I think it would help her a lot.

  46. Laurie Emerson says:

    This would really help my son as his skin is so dry, especially this time of year.

  47. Penny Snyder says:

    It would really help his dry skin!!~

  48. Dorothy Deakyne says:

    My son has sensitive skin

  49. Katy Dutcher says:

    Both of my kids really need this for there dry skin!

  50. Tanya White says:

    My son has sensitive skin so this would help.

  51. susan smoaks says:

    i would love to try this because our whole family has dry skin. we are looking for the perfect product that works for us.

  52. I use Johnson and Johnson products but have never tried these before and I think they could help with the dry skin my kids have especially in the colder months.

  53. My grandson has eczema & we will need this more in the winter!
    jofo120 at yahoo dot com

  54. Nellie Curry says:

    I’d like to try this for my son as his skin tends to get dry and itchy

  55. i should have had this when my second oldest was a baby! thankfully he out grew it

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