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.

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

Make your own eczema friendly soap

The chemicals in shop-bought soap can irritate and inflame eczema rashes and the usual go to “make bath time fun” additives like bubble bath and colour changing salts are a complete no no. So why not make your own eczema friendly soap with this ScratchSleeves family tried and tested recipe? Read More

Salt water bathing – an eczema parent’s guide

The Nottingham Support Group for Carers of Children With Eczema wrote an interesting study on the possible benefits of salt water baths after anecdotal evidence from parents about improvements in atopic eczema after swimming in the sea. Read More