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.

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

Nits, Noses and Nasties

Being a parent is the great leveller - we all share the same revolting secret knowledge and don’t even blink at it. So here at HQ we decided it was time to get down to the nitty gritty and address the downright grotty issues which ScratchSleeves can help with. Read More