How to treat eczema in babies

February 18, 2016

Tips for managing baby eczema.

Keep baby cool and use a natural moisturiser.There’s nothing as satisfying as scratching an itch. But when you’ve got eczema, scratching can lead to even more inflammation, soreness and, in some cases, painful blisters.

Grown ups know that scratching eczema makes it worse but what about babies who don’t know any better? Here’s how to help your bubba deal with dry skin:

  1. Dress your baby in loose cotton clothing. Some synthetic fibres can exacerbate the itch so it’s best to stick to natural fabrics.
  2. Keep baby’s room at a cool temperature. Sweat that gathers under the arms and in between the folds of baby’s chubby skin can irritate eczema causing affected areas to become inflamed and sore.
  3. Avoid cleansers and moisturisers that contain chemicals and nasties, such as Sodium Lauryl Sulfate, parabens and alcohol, that can dry the skin out further.
  4. Steer clear of perfumed products that can again trigger allergies and increase inflammation.
  5. Opt for an unscented moisturiser, like Baby’s Everything Body Balm, to soothe and protect patches of eczema. A combination of all-natural moisturisers, such as Shea Butter and nourishing oils, this balm is safe to use all over the body and can be applied as necessary. Use it to safeguard the skin from infection, relieve discomfort and alleviate the itch.
  6. Switch to a natural washing powder to ensure that baby’s dry skin isn’t being made worse by chemicals and scented fabric softeners.

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