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Mother reveals how a £4.50 cream cleared her baby's eczema that was so severe it looked as if she'd been BURNED

  • Joanne Nevin, 28, from Galway used Childs Farm Baby Moisturiser on daughter
  • Kelisha, now 15 months, battled eczema which spread to her face and head
  • Was scared to leave the house as strangers would state at baby's bleeding skin
  • Condition cleared up in four weeks and hasn't returned since using £4.50 cream 

A mother has revealed how a £4.50 cream cleared up her baby's eczema that was so severe it looked as if she'd been burned the condition in just four weeks.

Joanne Nevin, 28, from Ballynahinch, Galway was prescribed steroid cream for her daughter Kelisha who was plagued by eczema from when she was three-months-old, but it only provided temporary relief. 

She was even scared to leave the house for fear of people staring at her daughter who looked as if she'd had 'boiling water poured over her', due to the condition that left her skin bleeding and weeping. 

In June last year, when Kelisha was six months old, Joanne decided to try Childs Farm's Baby Moisturiser, £4.50, after reading about it online. 

'Within four weeks Kelisha was like a different baby,' she said. 'She was more settled and happy because she wasn't as itchy and agitated.

Kelisha's eczema hasn't returned since and Joanne continues to use the Childs Farm moisturiser as well as the brand's bubble bath.

 

Joanne Nevin, 28, from Ballynahinch, Galway has revealed how her daughter Kelisha's eczema was so severe she was left with weeping and bleeding patches on her face 

Joanne Nevin, 28, from Ballynahinch, Galway has revealed how her daughter Kelisha's eczema was so severe she was left with weeping and bleeding patches on her face 

Kelisha, 15 months, has been free of eczema since her mother started using Childs Farm Baby Moisturiser when she was six-months-old 

Kelisha, 15 months, has been free of eczema since her mother started using Childs Farm Baby Moisturiser when she was six-months-old 

Kelisha's eczema spread to her face and head ans she was prescribed steroid creams
She's not needed medication since her mother started using Childs Farm products

Kelisha's eczema spread to her face and head ans she was prescribed steroid creams. However, she's not needed medication since her mother started using Childs Farm products 

Joanne, who is expecting her fourth child, first noticed patches on Kelisha's elbows and legs when she was three months old.

After a few weeks the eczema spread to Kelisha's face and head, and doctors prescribed her with steroid creams.

Joanne says Kelisha's eczema was so severe people would stare when they were out in public, and one stranger even asked what had happened to her face, which affected her confidence as a mother. 

'Her face was full of patches as if she'd had boiling water poured over her. It was just a big scab. She was always scratching and uncomfortable,' Joanne recalled.

Mother-of-three Joanne, who is pregnant with her fourth child, feared leaving the house with Kelisha as people would stare at her skin 

Mother-of-three Joanne, who is pregnant with her fourth child, feared leaving the house with Kelisha as people would stare at her skin 

'I was in a lift one day and someone asked me what the mark was on my baby's face. I couldn't believe it.

'The lift doors opened and I wished I'd said more. That is the only time someone has commented, but a lot of people would look at her funny. I felt like they were judging me.'

Desperate to find a lasting solution, Joanne bought Childs Farm's £4.50 Baby Moisturiser in June 2017 after reading about the product online.

Soon afterwards, Joanne bought the brand's Bubble Bath with organic tangerine oil, and says Kelisha's eczema cleared up just four weeks later.

One day a stranger asked Joanna what the mark on her baby's face was
She became anxious about leaving the house with Kelisha because strangers would star

One day a stranger asked Joanna what the mark on her baby's face was. She became anxious about leaving the house with Kelisha because strangers would star 

Now Kelisha, 15 months, is much happier now that she's not feeling itchy and agitated all the time 

Now Kelisha, 15 months, is much happier now that she's not feeling itchy and agitated all the time 

The youngster would become upset and agitated because of the eczema that spread across her body from the age of three months 

The youngster would become upset and agitated because of the eczema that spread across her body from the age of three months 

Joanne now uses the Childs Farm products at every bathtime and says Kelisha's eczema has not returned.

'Kelisha's skin is completely clear now,' she said. 'I am just over the moon to have such a happy baby back again.

'When her skin was bad I could only dress her in baby grows. Everything else was uncomfortable, so it was such a brilliant feeling just being able to dress her in normal clothes.' 

Childs Farm was founded by Joanna Jepsen, 47, from her home in Basingstoke in 2010 as she couldn't find the right shampoo and conditioner for her daughters’ fine hair and sensitive skin.

Joanne had success with Childs Farm's Baby Moisturiser and Bubble bath
The company was set up by mother-of-two Joanna Jepsen who started making her own products for her daughters' sensitive skin

Joanne had success with Childs Farm's Baby Moisturiser and Bubble bath. The company was set up by mother-of-two Joanna Jepsen who started making her own products for her daughters' sensitive skin 

The brand has hit the headlines several times when adults have revealed how its products have completely cured conditions such as eczema and psoriasis after medical treatments such as steroid creams have failed.

Dr Jennifer Crawley, Childs Farm's consultant dermatologist said:  With conditions like eczema, regularly moisturising is crucial. 

'The condition dries out the skin, causing it to crack and become painful; a gentle moisturiser soothes and hydrates the irritated skin and allows it to heal.

'In severe cases like Kelisha's, moisturiser should be applied numerous times throughout the day and it's fantastic to see this approach has worked for the family.'

CHILDS FARM SUCCESS STORIES  

Paige Sweeney, 23, spent more than two years with dermatologists trying to find a cure for the eczema afflicting her daughter Evie-Rae, now three, but nothing worked.

The toddler would wake up every night, scratching herself until she bled, Paige said.

Then, as a last resort, the Nottingham-based mother spotted the £3.99 Childs Farm Baby Moisturiser on the shelves at her local Boots and decided to give it a go – to her amazement Evie's eczema quickly vanished.

Describing it as a 'miracle cream', Paige said: 'Within a matter of days I could see her skin starting to clear up. I couldn't believe it.'

Paige Sweeney, 23, from Nottingham spent more than two years with dermatologists trying to find a cure for her daughter Evie-Rae's eczema
After using Childs Farm Baby Moisturiser the condition started to clear within days

Paige Sweeney, 23, from Nottingham spent more than two years with dermatologists trying to find a cure for her daughter Evie-Rae's eczema (left). After using Childs Farm Baby Moisturiser the condition started to clear within days (right) 

Nicole O'Dwyer, 21, from Tipperary, Ireland, suffered from chronic eczema on her hands since birth and tried countless products on prescription including steroid cream and emollient moisturisers.

Frequently having her hands in water and using hair products made her condition even worse, and she was in constant agony.

But in July Nicole's dad Kieran suggested she should try £3.99 Childs Farm Baby Moisturiser, after he read about the product online.

Nicole started applying the cream regularly, and within two weeks her eczema had disappeared, leaving her able to carry out her job without any problems.

Hairdresser Nicola O'Dwyer, 21, from Tipperary, Ireland was advised to give up her job because her eczema was so bad
After two weeks of using Childs Farm she was able to carry on without any problems

Hairdresser Nicola O'Dwyer, 21, from Tipperary, Ireland was advised to give up her job because her eczema was so bad (left). But after two weeks of using Childs Farm she was able to carry on without any problems (right)

Psoriasis sufferer Damien Broderick, 26, had to fetch a vacuum cleaner every time he removed an item of clothing in order to clean up flakes of skin that would fall off his body.

Damien from Dublin, previously used a steroid cream to treat the condition, however when the disease returned his GP advised him to look into alternative therapy, as another course of steroids may not have the same effect and could potentially do more harm than good.

Desperately looking for a solution, he looked into everything from Chinese medicine to acupuncture, but was advised to try Childs Farm products by a colleague.

Damien bought the brand's Baby Moisturiser and Hair and Body Wash, and within days he started to see a visible difference in his skin.

Damien Broderick from Dublin had such bad psoriasis he would have to vacuum up the flakes of skin
Within days of using Childs Farm he could see a visible difference in his skin

Damien Broderick from Dublin had such bad psoriasis he would have to vacuum up the flakes of skin (left) but within days of using Childs Farm he could see a visible difference in his skin (right) 

 

 

 

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