What to do at Easter when chocolate triggers your child's eczema

April 7, 2017

If your child has food allergies that trigger their eczema, Easter weekend can prove to be a challenging weekend. Ingredients found in Easter eggs, like cow's milk, soy, sugars and seed oils can exacerbate that telltale itch and lead to a flare up in some toddlers.

So what can you do to ensure your tot doesn't feel left out when everyone else is feasting on chocolates and sweets?

  1. Find an alternative. Look for Easter treats that are free-from those ingredients that you know trigger itchiness and discomfort. Dairy-free options and no-added sugar versions are available if you do a quick internet search. They might not taste as good as the traditional eggs but they capture the same spirit of the season.
  2. Get the whole family involved. Perhaps try celebrating Easter with other natural sweet treats so that your little one feels included in the fun? If you have other kids who don't suffer from eczema ask them to try the alternatives and promise them a proper chocolate egg for another occasion.
  3. Take chocolate completely out of the mix and make a hamper full of party tricks and games to keep the kids busy over the four-day weekend.
  4. If you do allow your child to have a sneaky bit of choccy over Easter then make sure to have lots of moisturiser on hand to soothe itchiness and discomfort. Baby's Everything Body Balm is the perfect salve because it can be used on any area of the body and applied as often as required. Try to use a natural cleanser, like Baby's Pure Shea Butter Soap, to remove any chocolate smears on your bubba's skin. The mild ingredients are super-hydrating and leave the skin feeling soft, supple and protected.


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