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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.)

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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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10 Comments

  • Reply Blandine October 11, 2017 at 1:48 pm

    Have you ever look about gluten and milk intolerance ??? That os the case for my boy.

    • Reply Jessica Roberts October 13, 2017 at 4:47 pm

      As I mentioned in my post, changing diet is not really what I’d like to do right now. All my kids seem to outgrow their eczema around 3-4 years old and the Tubby Todd is helping us keep it managed in the meantime 🙂

  • Reply Ana October 11, 2017 at 10:23 pm

    Hey, so my firstborn had the same thing (still kinda has it) but I’m all into functional medicine where figuring out root causes are as important as treating the issue. At its worst LO was reacting to a number of foods including dairy and oats (no gluten thank heaven!). I figure his gut flora was out of whack and his immune system too. So I treated him with probiotics and he stopped reacting. Since then we’ve became dairy and most animal products free and that has been the best thing for him. Good luck with your LO!

    • Reply Jessica Roberts October 13, 2017 at 4:49 pm

      As I mentioned in my post, we’re not really interested in changing our diet. I do understand that it could be helpful. And if we were desperate, I think it would be worth trying. But Tubby Todd has helped us keep it under control and they seem to outgrow the eczema no later than 3-4 years old. I’m glad it has helped you though!

  • Reply robyn lawson October 12, 2017 at 3:44 am

    do you know if they sell or ship to the UK? my husband has awful eczema just like the before photos and nothing is getting rid of it, not even the strongest steroid from the doctors. lovely post, and your children are so cute!

    • Reply Jessica Roberts October 13, 2017 at 4:50 pm

      Thank you so much! I’m not sure if they ship internationally. I think it would be worth reaching out to them! I hope you can find something that helps! As some other ladies have suggested, has he tried cutting out dairy or gluten? We don’t find it to be worth our time in our case because we’re able to manage it with the Tubby Todd. But if you’re desperate, it may be worth looking into!

  • Reply Delia October 12, 2017 at 7:26 am

    I literally just went and bought the all over ointment because of your review. I really hope it works with my daughter s eczema. 🙁

    • Reply Jessica Roberts October 13, 2017 at 4:51 pm

      Yay!! I hope it works! Please let me know if it does! We’re always going to be proud supporters of Tubby Todd!

  • Reply Ashley October 13, 2017 at 10:14 am

    Hi! I am super impressed with the results your family has from this product, I actually ordered it right away. I suffer from eczema and it flared up during my pregnancy and has yet to go away (hormones?). Can’t wait to try it! I was wondering how you used it with cradle cap/baby acne, my little girl just started having some. Thanks!

    • Reply Jessica Roberts October 13, 2017 at 4:55 pm

      I really hope it works for you! Hormones are so tricky! Please let me know how it goes for you! For the baby acne, I just applied it sparingly to my baby’s face. Part of me does wonder if it was coincidence but her acne cleared up much quicker than the other kids’. And for the cradle cap, the way I used it was to apply some to the top of her head a couple hours before her bath. Then in the bath I used a soft bristle brush to help loosen up the flakes. After rinsing and drying, I added a small amount back to the top of her head. My daughter didn’t (and still doesn’t) have a ton of hair so I didn’t have to worry about washing it out later. But you could always rinse it out of her hair the next day if it’s looking greasy!

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