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 (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


-(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 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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  1. The best gift I ever received was my children, of course!

  2. I have used Aquaphor’s Healing Ointment for my son’s eczema.

  3. 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!

  4. 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 :)

  5. I always use Aquaphor ointment for kid’s dry skin and it helps a lot.

  6. A handmade coin purse and card from DDs was the perfect and best gift to me.

  7. Margaret Smith says:

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

  8. Margaret Smith says:

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

  9. 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

  10. 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

  11. 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.

  12. Tiffany Winner says:

    Aquaphor Healing Ointment is clinically proven to relieve diaper rash in as little as 6 hours

  13. Tiffany Winner says:

    best gifts i ever received were cash gifts :)

  14. 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!

  15. The best gift I ever received was my dog

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

  17. Stephanie V. says:

    use to keep skin itch-free in the winter

  18. Stephanie V. says:

    best gift – my son and that I’m still around to fight my cancre

  19. 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!

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

  21. use lotions after bathing to seal in moisture

  22. Tracy Allen says:

    Rub on child’s cheeks (or anyones) to prevent chapping – so it can heal or prevent damage

  23. Tracy Allen says:

    The best gift I ever received was a gorgeous hand made quilt

  24. dani marie says:

    always use lotion to seal in moisture after baths.

  25. Leslie Luke Stanziani says:

    I learned that Aquaphor Healing Ointment is great for kids’ minor cuts and scrapes.Thanks!

  26. 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!

  27. 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 ;-)

  28. Amanda Geronimo says:

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

  29. Eileen Burke says:

    The best tip I saw was Putting aquaphor on right after a bath seals in the moisture

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

  31. My best Christmas gift was a framed photo from my son, it is so special to be his mom

  32. I like their Gentle wash and shampoo that is recommended by pediatricians.

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

    pumuckler {at} gmail {dot} com

  34. the best gift I got was a bicycle when I was a kid

  35. Aquaphor ointment for kid’s dry skin

  36. my car

  37. Kellie Rose Wilson says:

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

  38. Kellie Rose Wilson says:

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

  39. I learned that Aquaphor prevents itchiness on kids and adults.

  40. Brittney House says:

    I moisturize my son’s skin after every bath to prevent dry skin

  41. use lotion after a bath
    Thanks for the giveaway! Janna Johnson Janna@feedyourpig on gfc
    Janna Johnson´s last blog post ..2 Girls Gone Green – Handmade Christmas Giveaway!

  42. Aimee Fontenot says:

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

  43. Aimee Fontenot says:

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

  44. The best gift was the Cabbage Patch Kid I longed for as a child!

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

  46. Best gift was a quilt that my Grandmother made for my wife & I.

  47. 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.

  48. susan smoaks says:

    i learned to use lotion after a bath

  49. susan smoaks says:

    the best gift I ever received for Christmas was my husband!

  50. 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

  51. Susan Smith says:

    The best gift I received was my engagement ring

  52. Put Aquaphor on right after a bath.
    My best gift besides hubby and the kids are the grandkids!

  53. I love aquaphor it heals my dry , cracked skin especially on my the heells of my feet

  54. the best gift I ever received was my husband-we will be married 30 years next may

  55. 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.

  56. The best gift I ever received was a beautiful painting of rabbits in the snow.

  57. You can use Aquaphor to heal dry and rough skin, plus it gentle enough for your babies.

  58. the best gift I have ever received was an ipad

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