We bought this for our son who is just under two and has mild eczema on his hands and legs. We've been dealing with his eczema for quite some time and have tried a lot of other products. We keep coming back to this one for a couple of reasons: 1. It doesn't irritate his skin (no fragrance or essential oils) 2. Has glycerin, petroleum jelly, and mineral oil - the triad of moisturizers all in one 3. Has dimethicone to help protect his skin from abrasion 4. Has colloidal oatmeal to help with the itching
We put it on right after his evening bath (to lock in the moisture) and once or twice a day as needed.
This won't "cure" eczema but it does help keep the skin moisturized and my son definitely scratches less when we use it (in fact when he's itchy he asks for "lotion"). When he flares up we combine this with a basic hydrocortisone (our pediatrician recommended getting hydrocortisone ointments which are generally just petroleum jelly and hydrocortisone). It probably goes without saying that if your baby has eczema it good to talk to your doctor about treatment. Our doctor gave us good advice on how best to use over-the-counter products safely so as to minimize side-effects. He also gave us some things we could do to prevent secondary infections and arranged a blood test to help determine what our son's food triggers were. All combined we're starting to finally get ahead of the eczema.