Blog: Parenting + Eczema: The ScratchSleeves Blog

Weaning an Eczema Baby

When it comes to weaning a baby with eczema, there are two important points to bear in mind. Firstly, certain food types are thought to worsen the eczema, so must be introduced with caution. Secondly, a baby who has suffered with eczema in their first 3 – 6 months is more likely to have an allergy to one or more foods – symptoms can vary from mild to severe. The ScratchSleeves team share their experiences and top tips Read More

Mini Toads In The Hole – gluten and dairy-free recipe

These cuties will become a firm favourite of the family. Made in bun tins, the texture of these is slightly more spongy than the usual batter and the combination of sausage, tomato and thyme is simply delicious. They are easy to eat as finger food, making them ideal for parties. We served them on Bonfire Night and the plateful was gone in minutes! Read More

Eczema Friendly Baby Wipes? Ingredients to watch out for and practical alternatives

The myriad of baby wipe brands now available makes it hard for parents to choose the best product for their child at the best of times, but it’s even more difficult when you have a child with eczema. In this article we look at what goes into baby wipes and help you choose products which are less likely to aggravate your child’s eczema. If ready-made brands prove unsuitable, we show you how easy it is to make your own eczema friendly baby wipes using natural cleansers and moisturisers and look at alternative ways to keep your little ones fresh and clean. Read More

Allergy friendly, FreeFrom Easter Eggs: Tried and Tested

The problem with buying FreeFrom products is that you never quite know how they are going to taste. Especially if one the main ingredients has been substituted. Some products are really good and others are not so great. And who wants to be disappointed with their annual Easter Egg? The ScratchSleeves team have rolled up their sleeves and tested the current crop of FreeFrom Easter Eggs. It was a hard job but someone had to do it! Read More

Managing Eczema in the Spring

If your child’s eczema does worsen this Spring, it could be down to a number of factors. It’s well worth keeping an eye on what the causes could be so that you can prevent and manage your child’s eczema appropriately. Here we explore some of the more common causes of Springtime eczema. Read More