After bath time with my oldest son years ago, we would always play a fun little game as I applied his baby lotion. He would lay down and from up above him I would squeeze tiny drops of baby lotion onto his tummy as he squealed and clapped his hands. I’d cover his tummy in lotion drops and then say “rub! rub! rub!,” and I rubbed in all the lotion. It became a fun little lotion tradition that he would look forward to every night. I did the same thing with Cash, and have done the same thing with Eli! (It’s especially hilarious when all three of them are lined up laying on the ground and I just drop a million tiny lotion drops all over them; so funny).
I’ve never had an issue with my babies having eczema except for Eli. If you remember a few months back on my insta stories, I showed you guys the red dry patches he was getting on his cheeks. They would be so red, and sometimes crack, and it made me feel so bad! I tried so many suggestions of different creams and lotions, and while some of them kept it at bay for a day or so, it kept on popping back up. I’ve been partnering with Mustela USA for a while now, and I am such a fan of their products. I asked them if I could try their eczema line to see if it would do the trick. The Stelatopia Emollient Balm for Eczema-Prone skin got rid of the red eczema spots on Eli’s cheeks completely! It just made me an even bigger fan of Mustela! This balm is super thick, and I rubbed it into his cheeks every night for a few weeks, and it finally went away. Before writing this post I wanted to use this balm for a longer period of time to make sure that it was 100% effective.
I still use it once a week or so, and I am happy to report that his red spots haven’t come back in months, and I am so grateful! During bathtime, I’ve also been using the Stelatopia Cleansing Cream and the Stelatopia Bath Oil, and I love how they cleanse and soothe Eli’s skin at the same time while keeping his eczema at bay. They also have an Emollient Cream that is a lighter texture that I like as a daily body lotion. Many of you asked me to report back on this product and I am happy to say that it works too! I highly recommend using the full line it if your babies struggle with Eczema-prone skin. The best part is that it’s full of natural ingredients like avocado perseose and sunflower oil that protect, moisturize, and soothe baby skin. I love that Mustela has safe effective products that are tailored to specific skin types!
in partnership with Mustela USA | photography by Felicia Lasala Photography