Dry, Bumpy, Winter Legs

January 24, 2012

Ethan was born in the winter – and shortly after he was born he was showing the effects of the cold, dry, Minnesota weather on his legs.  I was always worried about the bumps, thinking that he had a rash.  The doctors continued to say that it was Eczema – and gave us a few tips on helping to keep it under control. DSC02374

Fortunately it seemed to get better when the weather was warmer.  But now that it’s winter again – It’s back.

I’ve been trying a few different lotions on him – but ultimately it was the petroleum jelly type that seemed to do the most justice.

DSC02377We recently tried the Aquaphor ointment and although it is quite thick and almost greasy feeling when you put it on (due to the main ingredient being petroleum jelly) – I can already tell a major difference in the softness of his legs after only about a week of use.


Ethan doesn’t seem to mind it going on – and although I haven’t ever noticed him scratching at his leg – his dry skin could be bothersome, so I’m hoping that this helps him.


Aquaphor also makes some other great items that help yourself or your babies in this dry, winter weather!

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  • Aquaphor Healing Ointment– Dermatologists trust this product to protect and relieve dry, cracked skin. It is also recommended by athletes to help prevent friction burns, blisters and chafing that intense physical activity can often cause.
  • Aquaphor Lip Repair– Enriched with shea butter, vitamins C and E, and soothing chamomile essence, Aquaphor Lip Repair provides immediate and long-lasting relief, and seals in moisture – perfect for long outdoor training sessions or when hitting the slopes.
  • Aquaphor BabyHealing Ointment is a pediatrician-recommended formula that will soothe and protect your baby’s uncomfortable dry skin and provide effective relief for dry, cracked skin.
  • Aquaphor Baby Gentle Wash & Shampoo – is a mild, tear-free and fragrance-free cleanser for daily use on baby’s sensitive skin.  Aquaphor soothes and protects your baby’s skin to help keep your baby comfortable throughout the entire winter.

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  1. My grandson’s skin gets so dry and flakey during the winter season. We constantly have to keep lotion on him. I hope this product works well on his sensitive skin!

  2. Melissa N says:

    My daughter also has eczema but hers acts up the most during the summer due to seasonal allergies. We have used this product once or twice but have noticed that you need to be careful not to get it on clothes.

  3. Mary Happymommy says:

    In the winter my hands get incredibly dry and crack and bleed sometimes. It’s terrible. I have to moisturize a lot.

  4. I get awful open sore spots on my hands because it gets so dry. This is my son’s first winter and he has “winter” eczema along with some chicken-skin like rash. I have to use special lotions on him.

  5. Kimberlie T says:

    My youngest has eczema and we battle dry skin patches and bumps everyday. I use a variety of lotions and potions including Aquaphor on him daily. It also doesn’t help that we live in the desert, so the air is dry all year long.
    Thanks for the chance!

  6. Always so dry.

  7. My hands tend to get dry and cracked from the dry winter air, combined with doing housework. My children have more problems with their faces, their cheeks get dry, chapped and red.

  8. Derri Lukasik says:

    My youngest son has eczema, and the doctor prescribed steroid cream. Tried that for awhile, didn’t really care for it. We used eucerin, cetaphil, and finally auqaphor. Auqaphor seemed to work the best on his rashy bumps and itchy skin. I started using it on myself, as well. During the winter my skin dries so badly that the skin on my hands will crack. Auqaphor works well without making my skin sting.

  9. My skin gets very dry in winter

  10. I have dry skin and it gets worse in the brutal cold winters. Aquaphor and creams are my best friends all year round.

  11. I use aquaphor on my lips because they get so chapped in these brutal, windy Chicago winters

  12. Amanda Sakovitz says:

    the eczema on my hands is really bad in the winter. I’m working at a hospital too so during the day I’m constantly washing and sanitizing my hands.So I really need a great lotion to help with this problem.

  13. Ashley Hatten says:

    I have extremely dry skin in the winter time so bad it cracks :/

  14. Ariel Henry says:

    My skin tends to get dry in the winter. Plus my lips will get very chapped too, Aquaphor works nicely on them both.

  15. Jessica Beard says:

    My son has my dry skin in the winter. This giveaway would really help! jj250@aol.com

  16. My daughter has dry sking and this would be great. She also has very severe bowel problems and this is only thing we use to relieve her pain. Thanks

  17. Janice Cooper says:

    Our skin gets extremely dry during the winter months

  18. Rebecca Shockley says:

    During the Winter month’s my skin cracks on my hands and they hurt badly. My babies get really dry skin.

  19. my skin just looks icky in the winter

  20. Kathryn C. says:

    My hands get so dry in the winter they feel like sandpaper.

  21. My skin is so dry in the winter. I love to use Aquaphor on my own skin after a shower. Thanks for the giveaway.

  22. Veronica R says:

    My skin is terribly dry and cracked in the winter months. My daughter gets dry itchy skin also and has eczema.

    Thanks for a chance to win!

  23. Molly Bussler says:

    Expecting my first baby in May and would love to try this, I’ve been told that babies have very dry skin.

  24. Gina M Maddox says:

    My son also gets dry bumpy skin in the winter. Aquaphor is the only thing that makes this issue better. Thanks for the chance to win!
    gina.m.maddox (AT) gmail (DOT) com

  25. Gladys Parker says:

    Our skin breaks out. I get it all over my face!
    Gladys P
    sps1113 at yahoo dot com

  26. My skin is so dry in the Michigan winter it sometimes comes off in huge flakes 🙁

  27. Audra Weathers says:

    My skin is terrible in the Winter. The tips of my fingers get so cracked that they ache. My poor hubby, who shaves his head, is always trying out different creams and lotions to try to keep his head moisturized.

  28. My lo has dry skin all year round, it is especially bad in the winter. I feel so bad for him because no lotion helps

  29. Thanks for the great recommendation. I hope that this will help my son’s skin.

  30. Your recommendations are awesome!

  31. patricia skinnr says:

    My skin gets so dry in the winter.

  32. Richard Morris says:

    my girl’s fingers are constantly cracking in the winter 🙁

  33. jennifer horn says:

    My daughter had mild eczema, so this really helps her during the winter

  34. Betsy Hoff says:

    I live in Wisconsin and we normally have brutal winters and it makes pretty much everyone in my family have dry skin,

  35. Lisa brown says:

    I have dry skin and eczema. I slather ointment, including Aquaphor, on it when it acts up and it treats the dry patches well.
    jslbrown_03(at)yahoo(dot) com

  36. My upper thighs seem to get dry every winter here in Colorado.

  37. Nicole Hopkins says:

    My hands get really dry and crack, my 2yo gets chapped cheeks, and my 5yo licks his lips and they get really chapped!

  38. Margaret Smith says:

    My son gets such dry skin Aquaphor really helps him.

  39. Cynthia C says:

    My skin gets very dry and my heels crack in the cold winter months. I need to keep moisturized to prevent it.

  40. Sarah Hirsch says:

    my daughter’s hands get so dry and rough and red. we use a lot o aquaphor to try to prevent cracking

  41. courtney b says:

    my babies skin is sooo dry! we need this!

  42. Susan Smith says:

    My hands tend to get dry and cracked from the dry cold winter air

  43. Jennifer Marie says:

    My kids and myself suffer with dry skin in the winter. My hands even get so dry they bleed!

  44. My legs get really dry in the winter.

  45. my skin gets terribly dry and itchy in the winter.

  46. Erica Best says:
  47. Angela Williamson says:

    My skin, especially on my heels and elbows, gets so dry in the winter they literally feel calloused.

  48. Robyn Galloway says:

    My hands get so dry in the winter they crack and bleed!

  49. jules mcnubbin says:

    my legs and arms get really dry, they burn and itch.. it drives me insane.

  50. Jody Sisson says:

    In the winter we all get dry skin.

  51. Jennifer Folker says:

    My husband has diabetes and gets very dry, cracked skin on his feet. Aquaphor works amazingly well on dry skin!

  52. I don’t have a baby, but I have horribly dry, cracked skin in the winter and hope this works on me too!

    • I was informed that the adult version and the ‘kids’ version are essentially the same thing, so that’s good to know 😀 Although, if you win, you’d win both!

  53. My daughter told me recently that my legs look like elephants because they are all cracked and dried. I definitely need to do something about it.

  54. Heather S says:

    All of our skin gets dry and red in the winter so I need to give this a try

  55. I have dry skin year round but especially so in winter. I need to try this.

  56. My skin is horribly dry right between my eyes and on the middle of my forehead in the winter!!!

  57. We use Aquaphor and it works very well

  58. we use it year-round

  59. My baby is 11 weeks old and has fairly dry skin. Her biggest issue right now is cradle cap. 🙁

  60. misty sunrise says:

    I always get the bumpy winter skin on my legs and elbows in the winter

    itsjustme62613 at gmail.com

  61. My skin always get dried and cracked no matter how much lotion I use, so I need to try something new. Thank you for the chance to win! 🙂

  62. Terry Cross says:

    My hands get so dry in the winter that they crack. It’s very painful until they start healing.

  63. Michelle P says:

    My lips get so, so chapped and cracked in the winter they hurt terribly. Aquaphor is literally the only thing that makes them feel better. I slather it on all day (and night) long.

  64. Kim Henrichs says:

    cuticles and dry nails have been the worst this year!

  65. Kellie Rose Wilson says:

    My skin gets really dry but aquaphor helps so much!!

  66. debra pearlstein says:

    My skin gets dry and chapped

  67. i have ezcema all year round so i can sympathize. It only gets worse/ flared up/ drier in the winter.

  68. I put a little Vaseline on his thighs and it helps a ton!

  69. Teresa Moore says:

    When it is cold, my skin on my hands and feet crack. It seems like I am forever trying to moisturize them.

  70. Both mine and my daughter’s skin dry out a lot in the winter.

  71. My skin becomes noticeably more dry in the winter.

  72. Since I moved to Colorado I have itchy red bumps. Hope this helps

  73. The skin on my hands gets soooo dry in winter that sometimes they crack

  74. My legs get so dry that they get scaly and I can’t stop scratching. It drives me insane.

  75. tracy simms says:

    dry, dry, dry! for the whole family…thanks

  76. My skin gets patchy dry spots that are itchy and flaky

  77. I get so ashy in the wintertime, my skin is very dry.

  78. I have perpetually dry skin, but the winter months are especially bad – I’ve found that oatmeal works wonders, either added to the bath or made into a rub. Thanks!

  79. Thanks for the giveaway…for me, winter = itchy skin !

    senorpiero [at] yahoo [dot] com

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