Blog: Daily Life: Living with Eczema

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

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

How to Stop Babies Scratching: Swaddling an Eczema Baby

Swaddling is a great way to keep a baby’s hands away from the eczema their face – if only you can stop them from escaping in the middle of the night! We kept our scratchy, eczema baby swaddled until he was well over 8 months old with a fair degree of success albeit after a fair bit of experimentation. Read More

Eczema Friendly Laundry Detergents (and their ingredients)

Laundry detergents are one of the most commonly cited triggers for eczema – but why do some detergents cause a problem while other ones are fine? In a quest understand which laundry products the ScratchSleeves family can use without itching, we have investigated what exactly goes into laundry detergents and learnt a surprising amount about how to get laundry really clean in the process. We share what we’ve learnt along with our top tips for eczema friendly laundry and the results of the ScratchSleeves family 'tried and tested' review of eczema friendly laundry detergents. Read More