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

Baby Eczema and Anaphylaxis

Babies and children with eczema are more likely to suffer from dangerous allergic reactions. We asked Dr Nicky Ellis - A&E doctor, paediatric first-aid teacher and eczema/allergy mum - to tell us how to recognise the signs of a serious allergic reaction and what to do. Dr Nicky has first-hand experience of dealing with her own son’s anaphylactic reaction and even with all her medical experience, she wished that she had been better prepared. She now teaches first-aid courses for parents and this is what she covers on allergic reactions. Read More

Importance of Sleep for Eczema Babies and Toddlers

Recent studies have demonstrated the importance of sleep in the development of a child’s brain. But can be really difficult for itchy eczema babies and children so how can you ensure that your eczema child is getting enough sleep? Read our guide to teaching itchy babies and children to settle themselves and sleep. Read More