Parenting + Eczema: The ScratchSleeves Blog

This blog is about the day to day challenges of living with an eczema baby or child. Parenting an eczema child is much like parenting any other child – but some things are that little bit more complicated.

Parenting + Eczema shares our experience of bringing up a scratchy eczema baby. We hope that it will help you to enjoy the good stuff and avoid some of the pit-falls. As eczema is such a variable condition, we have also found some lovely guest bloggers to share their unique experience and expertise.

A Beginner’s Guide to Dairy Free Cooking for Eczema Babies and Kids

Dairy allergies are a common trigger from eczema in babies, children and adults. In some cases, eczema can largely controlled through avoiding milk. Allergic reactions, including eczema and asthma are associated with milk proteins rather than the lactose content (which can cause digestive problems - dairy intolerance). Some eczema children are able to use goat’s milk, whereas others are allergic all milks so it’s worthwhile excluding all milk and milk products in the first instance. Read More

Stress and the links with childhood eczema

We know only too well how stressful it can be to watch little ones suffer with scratchy, inflamed skin. That’s why we were particularly interested to read the National Eczema Society’s recent article about the impact of stress on eczema. Read More

Making your child’s bedroom eczema friendly

As many parents of itchy little ones know, it is common for children who suffer with eczema to also be prone to allergies - both food and environment related. Dust mites are one of the most common indoor allergens, causing reactions all year round. In addition to allergic rhinitis, dust mite allergy can also trigger asthma and cause eczema to flare. Read More

Eczema or Infant Acne? How To Tell The Difference

With the increasing prevalence of childhood eczema, most parents are vigilant to the symptoms, though because they bear striking similarities to baby acne it can be difficult to tell them apart. In this article, we explain how can you tell the difference between acne and eczema in babies and infants. Read More