Blog: Parenting Tools with an Eczema Twist

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

Living with an Eczema Toddler: Top Tips to Minimise Scratching

Toddlers are amazing little people full of a wonderful enthusiasm, energy and innocence. But they lack common sense and live in the moment. They are also self-centred and attention-grabbing and love the word ‘No’, largely because it gets them the attention that they crave. For a parent this can be a really challenging age, when…

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Baby Eczema Triggers #6: Teething

Teething is a well known trigger for flare-ups in pre-existing baby eczema. If your baby’s eczema has a sudden, unexpected flare-up it’s worth trying to figure out if they are teething. Read More

Hand washing and eczema

Sensitive skin often doesn’t take kindly to regular hand washing and sanitizing. Soap and alcohol, the active ingredient in sanitizers, strip the natural oils from the skin’s surface along with the dirt. It doesn't take long for sensitive skin to become dry, sore and prone to cracking. We share our top tips and strategies for keeping little (and not so little) hands intact and hygienic. Read More