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How We Treat Eczema with Tubby Todd

About a year and a half ago, I wrote an unsponsored Tubby Todd review. I had just discovered Tubby Todd the week before, and though I was skeptical, I decided to try out their All Over Ointment to treat Desmond’s eczema. After trying so many products over the years with little to no results, I was amazed at how well it worked! Now that I’ve been using Tubby Todd products for the past year and a half, I decided it was time for an updated opinion. (Spoiler alert: I love it even more now!)

This is yet ANOTHER unsponsored post. They didn’t ask me to share another review. But I wanted to share again because I’ve been amazed again and again by the results and needed to share with anyone who missed it the first time around. So if you want to know more about how we got the results from these before and after photos, keep reading! natural cure for eczema with Tubby Todd

***I want to note that the lighting was different on the two days that I took these pictures (about a week apart) but I did not exaggerate any results with editing.

eczema legs before and after

The backs of Desmond’s knees are his current “problem area”. When I don’t stay on top of it, they get really bad…as you can see in the pictures. I made a big mistake and misplaced our Tubby Todd when we packed for vacation back in August. And after over a week without treatment, Desmond’s legs were looking really horrible. You can’t see it very well in the pictures but his skin was open and had yellow scabs. I felt horrible for the poor guy because he was miserable. The worst part is that I knew it was my fault and that it could have been prevented if we had stayed on top of things.

eczema patches

(P.S. Desmond has become a pro at these leg shots. I’ll ask him if I can take “Tubby Todd pictures” and he runs to the wall and turns around haha)

eczema on legs

I know it’s going to sound like I’m contradicting the point of this post, but when his skin gets this bad, I usually do one or two applications of our prescription steroid, followed by the Tubby Todd All Over Ointment. I really don’t like using the steroid but it does work quickly when the skin is open like this. When the skin is less severe, I won’t use the steroid at all. So in this particular case, I applied a tiny bit of steroid and then the Tubby Todd. And repeated that evening. The rest of the week, I only applied Tubby Todd once or twice a day, as I thought about it. His skin was being a bit more stubborn than usual, so it took us more like 7-8 days to heal instead of the usual 4-5 days. But the results were amazing, like always!

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You can still see redness (as you would with any healing wound) but his skin was soft and not itchy anymore. You guys, this is why I’m obsessed with this stuff. I had tried so many products over the years that friends and pediatricians had recommended, and we never saw results at all. It feels so good to know that there is something that can heal my babies’ skin. In my opinion, this really is the best natural cure for eczema. All their products are clearly sourced, clean, animal cruelty-free, and all-natural (you can find their ingredient list HERE). So I can feel good about what I’m applying to their skin and I don’t have to worry about what I’m putting on their bodies.

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We use the ointment for so many things and have personally seen success in our family in treating diaper rashes, other types of rashes/burns, baby acne, and cradle cap. We have gotten amazing results! It has gotten to the point that the kids request it for their “boo boos” more often than bandaids. Bandaids hold some sort of magical power when you put them on–instantly healing the pain. In our house, All Over Ointment is the upgraded version of bandaids.

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Shortly after we were introduced to the All Over Ointment, we started trying the other Tubby Todd products. I’m not even kidding when I say that I have fallen in love with everything we’ve tried!

We have been using the hair and body wash and bubble bath at each bath time. Now the 4 oldest kids, who were still having occasional bouts of eczema, don’t have any more patches. It’s all we’ve ever used on Clementine’s skin and I know Don would agree with me that her skin is the best out of all the kids. She does have some eczema patches because our genetics are awesome like that. But her patches are extremely mild and not even red. All the other kids had cracked, bleeding skin at this age. (You can see a picture of Evangeline around Clem’s age right HERE rockin’ a lot more hair and a lot more eczema.)

eczema on babies

I even started using the body wash because I deal with keratosis pilaris on my arms and legs and my skin is so much smoother. Every time I switch back to our normal body wash, the bumps start coming back. All that to say that we love it (especially in the extra tubby size.)


That’s it! Really, all we’ve done is switched our normal bath products to Tubby Todd and use the All Over Ointment as a spot treatment. That’s all it has taken to improve the skin in our family. I know that a lot of people say that eczema is often the result of a food allergy–and maybe that’s true. But I really don’t have the time (desire?) to cut out different things from our diets to see if there is any improvement. I’m more than happy to stick with what is working for us right now.

bath for eczema

(Spoken with an infomercial voice) BUT WAIT! There’s more!

Tubby Todd recently came out with conditioner and detangler! I had been going without conditioner for Evangeline and using Suave detangler. It felt wrong to be using it after washing her hair with Tubby Todd, but I felt like I had no other choice. I was so excited when they released these two products.

A friend asked me to give my honest opinion and I really have loved them 100%. There are no tears when I brush her hair and she doesn’t even request to play games on my phone anymore (she used to use my phone as a distraction from the pain of getting her hair brushed.) I wouldn’t even add this little tidbit to the post if I wasn’t completely in love with these products but I had to add it in here. They smell like lemon (we like to say her hair smells like lemonade.) It’s not overpowering. It’s just the perfect, light scent.

tubby todd detangler

I know a post like this can sound salesy and over the top. But as I mentioned, this post was not sponsored in any way. I wrote this post because it has helped us so much that I felt like it would be wrong not to share with all of you. Andrea (creator of Tubby Todd) began her company as a natural solution to solve her family’s skin issues. And I truly feel like she works hard to make sure every product they release is 100% the best quality. If you’re interested in trying anything, you can sign up for their newsletter to get 10% off your first purchase. You can also follow them on Instagram to watch for sales and giveaways. Or join the Tubby Todd Mamas facebook group for the first chance at discounts.

***editing to add–Andrea was so sweet to reach out and offer a discount to all my readers! You can use the code RAISINGROBERTS to get 10% off your order through October 24th!

If you have any more questions about eczema, things we’ve tried, or the other products on their site, feel free to ask! I’ve tried just about everything from the baby and mama lines! And always, thank you for reading along with all my rambling!

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Our Darling Clementine is One!

Two days ago, on October 4th, Clementine Eloise turned 1 year old! It seems like I should be used to how fast time goes by but this past year has absolutely been the fastest of them all.

Ever since Clementine was tiny, I dreamt of a clementine themed first birthday party. I daydreamed about different decorations and foods. And in my mind, it was all perfect. But as the months went by, and our calendar filled up, I realized how difficult it would be to plan and execute an entire party during this busy season. So I decided that we would just do a little cake smash photo shoot with all her siblings watching and cheering her on.

Party Details: I collaborated with Fancy Free Finery for Clementine’s cake topper and headband. The colors that Katie (owner of FFF) chose were perfect and truly completed my vision!//The romper is a thrift store find from a few years ago. The tag says h&m.//Shoes are from Starry Knight Design.//And the clementine felt garland is something I had custom made by Hooray Everyday before Clementine was born.

Of course my “easy” photoshoot wouldn’t have been complete without last minute driving around to stores to get supplies. But in the end, everything turned out how I pictured. Well, except Clementine’s reaction–which I’ll get to in a minute.

Being the classy baker that I am, I splurged on a box cake mix and icing in a can for her cake. I dressed it up with the finest of faux greenery and rested my masterpiece upon a wooden (I think it’s supposed to be a base for a DIY clock) base. And of course, topped with our beautiful cake topper from Fancy Free Finery.

Oh yeah! The balloons! The balloons were basically the inspiration for the whole thing. After finding inspiration for our gender reveal from the Oh Happy Day instagram feed, I scrolled through their pictures and it gave me the idea to make a clementine with balloons. As far as I know, they have never made a clementine so there were no instructions. But it’s obviously pretty easy and doesn’t require a DIY. The hardest part was just keeping the balloons stuck to the wall because their weight was a bit heavy for the tape. 

This picture of her walking/running away pretty much describes her personality currently. She’s still about 50/50 with walking and crawling but she loves to practice her walk. And she finds that the best time to practice is when I’m trying to get pictures of her. So that’s fun.

It may not show on these first pictures as much, but Clementine was actually sick on her birthday. She was one of the unlucky few in our family that got hit with the stomach bug. I could tell she was not acting like her normal self but it became pretty clear when she threw up later that day. Poor baby girl! I’m glad that we managed to get a few happy pictures of her though!

The picture of Clem with her parents, taken by Kai ^^ It totally cracks me up because she wanted nothing to do with it.

We actually started taking pictures in the high chair but she kept crying. So then we attempted on the floor. Then she kept crawling away. Since she had just woken up from a nap and hadn’t had any real food, I ended up feeding her a bit in hopes of her destroying her cake afterwards.

I did manage to capture a few smiles. But overall, she did not enjoy the experience. The one chance I give her to go crazy and make a mess–and she is not interested at all. She hated being messy.

After a little bit, we gave her a fork and she cheered up for a couple of minutes…


Until she finally realized that, nope! She didn’t enjoy this all. Cake smash fail! But I got some adorable pictures…so is it really a fail? You decide!

This past year with Clem in our lives has been the best year! We have loved having her sweet personality in our home, making all of us smile daily. We are all 100% obsessed with her. I have a hard time imagining her being a big sister but I know she will grow into her role beautifully. To the little one year old who wakes me up every morning by saying “mama, mama, mama,” we love you dearly and we’re so blessed to have you in our family!

If you want to read Clementine’s birth story, click HERE.