Recommended Products for Toddlers with KP:  2 – 4 years

Recommended Products for Toddlers with KP: 2 – 4 years

Our toddlers become more mobile and independent every year, and managing the health of their skin becomes very important during these busy years.

But how do you care for their still tender skin at this age?

Recommended Products for Toddlers with Keratosis Pilaris - Age 2-4 Years |

Toddlers with Keratosis Pilaris | www.kpkids.netStart a daily routine.

The better they know what to expect in bathing and moisturizing their skin, the more independent (and less bothered!) they feel about your frequent attention to their skin. Establishing a consistent routine will help your child know what to expect and will help you remember to apply moisturizers or limit bath time.

Simple things like daily routine boards and reward charts are a great way of encouraging your child to establish good habits.

The more consistent you can be with your skin care and bathing routine, the more relaxed your toddler will be with your continued attention to their skin.


Keep their skin moisturized.

Apply a moisturizing lotion or cream often during the day. Keep your favorite lotion or cream near your diaper-changing area to remind you to reapply a light layer of lotion after each diaper change.

I always loved having a diaper caddy (or diaper-changing basket) nearby stocked with all the diapers, lotions or creams I would need. It was easy to move from room to room, and held enough supplies to last about a week. As your toddler transitions into potty-training, these baskets/caddies are great for holding extra flushable wipes and extra pairs of toddler underwear.

Keep trying until you find something that works.

We’ve tested many products in our home through the years, and have come across our favorites through trial and error.  These are some of our top mom-tested products (and brands) for treating keratosis pilaris, eczema and sensitive dry skin in children…



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What You Need to Know About Keratosis Pilaris

What You Need to Know About Keratosis Pilaris

Keratosis Pilaris is a common skin condition diagnosed in approximately 40% of the population.

Keratosis Pilaris in kids children babies | KPKids.netIt is characterized by tiny bumps on the skin, usually found on the outer areas of the upper arms, thighs, cheeks and sometimes the face (often referred to as “chicken skin”).

The bumps give a sandpaper-like texture to the skin in these areas.  It commonly presents itself as flesh-colored to slightly red, rough little bumps.

If you believe that you or your child may have the skin condition Keratosis Pilaris, be sure to visit your child’s physician or dermatologist for an accurate diagnosis.  In most cases, your child’s doctor can diagnose Keratosis Pilaris, also known as KP, simply by examining and touching the skin.


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