Protecting Children Against Winter Skin (with a $100+ Value Aquaphor/Visa Gift Card/Dwell Studio Hooded Towel Giveaway)

Congrats to the winner, Suzanne Chan

Winter is right around the corner. It actually starts this Friday, December 21st. While I definitely prefer the cold weather to the heat of summer, there are certain aspects of winter that I don’t like. For instance, the cold, dry air wreaks havoc not only on my skin but also on my sons’ skin. (We all tend to have dry skin. In the past, my sons’ pediatrician had recommended Eucerin, which I promptly purchased. That is why when I was asked to participate in a promotion for Eucerin’s Aquaphor, I was happy to oblige.

You probably already know that Aquaphor is great in treating and preventing diaper rash. It is, but I also love that it is a multi-use winter product for children. There are two main ways that I use the Aquaphor Baby Healing Ointment in the cold weather for my kids (and myself!):

1. It works great as a lip balm for dry, chapped lips. Just “brush” your kids’ lips with a soft toothbrush and apply the ointment.

2. It keeps dry hands, feet, knees and elbows moisturized. If your kids have especially dry feet, lather their feet with the ointment and have them sleep in old white socks. It makes a world of difference!

Aquaphor also has a gentle wash and shampoo. I will admit that I was a bit hesitant to use it on my kids’ skin at first. (In addition to having dry skin, they are allergic to all but the most simple body cleansers and lotions.) I was reassured after checking the product on goodguide.com (one of my trusted resources when researching the health information of consumer products). None of the ingredients are controversial, medium concern or high concern when it comes to health. Best of all, after using it on my son Sean, I have not noticed any negative reactions.

And now (for my last holiday giveaway of 2012), Aquaphor has a special giveaway package for one lucky Mom in the City reader. It includes:

-(1) Aquaphor Baby Gentle Wash & Shampoo

-(1) Aquaphor Baby Healing Ointment

-(1) $50 Visa Gift Card

and

-(1) Hooded towel from Dwell Studios ($52 value) What a cute and cozy way to keep your little ones nice and warm after bath time!

To enter to win the package, simply share one of the tips on caring for your baby or young kid’s skin that you find when visiting Aquaphor’s Facebook page. (While there, you can also print out a “Save $1 on Aquaphor” coupon under their “Athletes” tab if you would like one.) For an additional entry, you can answer the following question that I “borrowed” from Aquaphor US’s Facebook page:

“Give the gift of smooth skin this year! What’s the best gift you’ve ever given or received?”

I will use random.org to pick the winning comment on 12/21 at noon. Good luck!

{Disclosure: I was compensated for working on this promotion, but (as always) my thoughts and opinions are not for sale.}

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Comments

  1. Elba says

    After visiting the page, i found this tip:

    “grab some Aquaphor Healing Ointment to help soothe your dry, cracked skin.”

    IWith babies sensitive skin, this is even more true!

  2. Elba says

    The best gift I received was from my son when he took me to see Mary Poppins on Broadway. I had such a wonderful time with him and his fiancee. And I can’t seem to get the songs out of my head now :)

  3. Margaret Smith says

    Both my son and I have Eczema and we use the Aquaphor’s Healing Ointment. It works wonders.
    Thanks so much :)

  4. Margaret Smith says

    The best gift that I’ve received, was a video my brother made of my parents and our childhoods.

  5. Lisa Brown says

    Tip on caring for a young baby’s skin: use Aquaphor’s Healing Ointment to prevent their skin from chapping and becoming irritated.
    jslbrown_03 at yahoo dot com

  6. Lisa Brown says

    The best I ever received was exercise CD’s of one of my favorite exercise gurus.
    jslbrown_03 at yahoo dot com

  7. Lisa Brown says

    The best I ever received was exercise CD’s of one of my favorite exercise gurus.
    jslbrown_03 at yahoo dot com.

  8. Lisa says

    I found this tip from a fan on Facebook

    I use it on myself and on my 2 month old baby since we live at 5,000 feet elevation and it is D-R-Y here!

  9. Kelly D says

    The best gift I’ve ever received was a necklace with my son’s birthstone in it, the Christmas after he was born.

  10. Crystal F says

    Use it on drool rash. I never thought about that when my girls were smaller. I will have to remember this and pass it on to friends. thank you!

  11. Crystal F says

    The charms engraved with the pictures of my girls are my favorite gifts of all time. thank you!!

  12. Leslie Luke Stanziani says

    I learned that Aquaphor Healing Ointment is great for kids’ minor cuts and scrapes.Thanks!
    lstanziani(at)yhoo(dot)com

  13. Leslie Luke Stanziani says

    My best Christmas gift was my oldest daughter.She was born on 12-25-97.All 4 of my children are actually the best gifts anyone could ever ask for.Thanks!
    lstanziani(at)yahoo(dot)com

  14. Amanda Geronimo says

    We know a lot about aquaphor, as it was the only thing that helped my sons eczema when he was an infant. We tried hundreds of dollars worth of otc and prescription creams, aquafor after a bath was our stand by . It also works great as chapstick ;-)

  15. Amanda Geronimo says

    The best gift I’ve ever received, other than my kids and husband, I’d have to say a car. ;)

  16. Shannon says

    “If your skin is feeling the effects of the winter weather, grab some Aquaphor Healing Ointment to help soothe your dry, cracked skin”

  17. Louis says

    use aquaphor right after bathing to lock in the moisture
    Thank you for hosting this giveaway

    Louis
    pumuckler {at} gmail {dot} com

  18. Kellie Rose Wilson says

    keep their skin moisturized to prevent chafing. I love using aqupahor, nothing else comes close!

  19. Kellie Rose Wilson says

    I gave my grandmother an 8-track machine so she could listen to recordings of my late grandfather’s voice

  20. Aimee Fontenot says

    I learned that Aquaphor is clinically proven to relieve diaper rash in as little as 6 hours.

  21. Aimee Fontenot says

    The best gift I ever received was a birthstone ring from my now fiance on my 18th birthday.

  22. Brian E. says

    Thanks for the giveaway… we apply Aquaphor Baby Healing Ointment to keep diaper rash in check !

  23. Sarah L says

    Help your little helper’s skin to be softly cleaned and ready for cuddles this season with Aquaphor Gentle Wash and Shampoo.

    My best gift was a Canadian sweater that my mother knitted for me.
    Thanks for the contest.

  24. Susan Smith says

    Tip on caring for a young baby’s skin: I learned to use Aquaphor’s Healing Ointment to prevent their skin from chapping and becoming irritated

  25. Patrice says

    I didn’t see any tips on their Facebook page, but I went to the Aquaphor website and saw some tips regarding eczema in babies. They said to avoid harsh soaps and fragrances.

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