Tricks to manage baby eczema in the heat

May 13, 2016

Heat and humidity can make eczema worse. Here are our handy tips on how to manage eczema on your baby when the temperature rises:

  1. Keep the thermostat on low at night to prevent nightsweating.
  2. Rather than using a single thick blanket at night time, use a number of thinner ones. That way you can easily remove one without disturbing your baby if it becomes too hot at night. Cellular blankets are ideal because they help a baby to regulate their temperature better and are lightweight.
  3. Gently cleanse your baby's body with a mild cleanser to remove sweat that can irritate eczema further and result in soreness and irritation. Mama's Pure Shea Butter Soap also calms and soothes existing soreness, helping to eliminate the 'itch-scratch' cycle of eczema.
  4. Put your baby in rompers that have open arms and feet rather than babygrows/nightsuits. If it gets very hot vests are perfect for keeping baby cool but be wary; babies are still learning to regulate their temperature and can lose their body heat quickly.
  5. Always sit in the shade when you're outside and put a sunhat on your baby to keep their ears, face and neck cool. Your baby's skin is too delicate to handle lengthy exposure to direct sunlight.
  6. Use a water spray to mist over your baby's skin if you're outdoors. Then wipe it away with a soft flanne to remove perspiration.

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