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Adult eczema sufferers can tell you the skin condition, which leaves it dry, cracked, red and itchy, can be exasperating for the best of people - so imagine being baby with it.
This was the sad story for baby Junior, whose severe eczema would leave strangers asking his mother Toni Bailey if he had suffered burns as she strolled him down the street.
Now, Toni, 30, has discovered a "life-changing" moisturiser that has "transformed" her son's skin.
The mother-of-four, from Wibsey in Bradford, told how Junior started developing the skin condition when he was eight weeks old. Toni then took the little one to the doctors, where he was referred to a dermatologist and prescribed a steroid cream.
"Junior's skin was horrendous. He was so unsettled," she told The Daily Mirror. "It's shocking. I wouldn't take him out in the end. It was worse on his head. People would look funnily in the supermarket and him and ask me if he had been burned.
"I got real anxiety and felt like I was bad mother because Junior was a mess but there was nothing I could do. I felt like a prisoner in my own home. I refused to take him to the health visitor and made her come to me to weigh him and she told me to keep covering him in cream."
When the steroid cream didn't work, Toni turned to the high street, saying she tried every brand "but none of them worked."
She added: "It got to the point that Junior's skin was so red raw just administering the creams made it worse. I had to buy him scratch sleeves to stop him from aggravating it."
Luckily, a family recommendation threw up one more brand that Toni felt compelled to try. Discovered on Instagram, her sister-in-law Charlotte told her about Baby Kingdom Collection products, which had been praised for curing children's eczema.
Toni quickly ordered the 2-in-1 Hair and Body Wash and Body Cream but admits she "didn't expect it to work but straight away" on Junior, now eight months. However, from the first day she said she "could see it was working and Junior's skin was improving."
"A few weeks on it has transformed his skin and it has changed his life. It's not a sticky cream and it smells beautiful. It's amazing," Toni told the paper.
"I was always nervous about the steroid creams as they are supposed to thin the skin and the body can become reliant on them but Baby Kingdom only uses natural ingredients. I can't thank them enough.
"Junior is like a different child. He's not in pain any longer and he is very happy. I just wish I'd found it sooner."
The brand's 2-in-1 Hair and Body Wash and Body Cream, which Toni used, is available for £17.95, which is reasonable.
You can't put a price on your baby's health, after all, can you?
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