You don’t need me to tell you how painful it is to see your little baby struggling with Eczema. It’s not only a tough time for the little one, but it can be really hard on the parents too, with them often not knowing where to turn or who to go to for help. I have put together some simple tips here, so that if you find yourself in that situation you may actually be able to help the little one!
Get New Bedding-
Just like with an adult Eczema sufferer, the wrong fabrics in any circumstance can really make things worse, but imagine how it would feel if you were a baby and swaddled head to in fabric for most of the day, and yet were unable to tell people how bad it made you feel?
To prevent poor baby having to go through this, there are a few things you can do you. Firstly, make sure all bedding is 100% very soft cotton and also cleaned regularly. If it’s not cleaned regularly, tiny bacteria will build up, and it’s these bacteria which will cause the itching in baby’s skin. Also, make sure that the detergents used are perfume free-the perfuming agents can wreak havoc with skin, so it’s best to avoid them altogether.
Bathe Baby Regularly-
This is the most common cure for Eczema in babies. It’s been suggested that baby should be bathed at least once per day, twice if at all possible. Obviously, the temperature of the water needs to be correct to prevent baby from getting a chill. The bathing will help reduce the number of bacteria and microbes attacking the baby’s skin, which should, in turn, reduce the Eczema symptoms.
Keep Baby’s skin Moisturized-
Most adult Eczema sufferers will tell you that keeping their skin moisturized brings them great relief. Well, then it follows that this is also a good idea for the baby right? The problem with Eczema in babies is that Eczema is worsened when the sufferer experiences stress. As the baby doesn’t know what the itch is or why it’s happening, it is a truly stressful time, which in turn makes the itch worse, which increases the stress, and so on. It’s a vicious cycle for your poor little one.
You can relieve much of this stress by moisturizing baby directly after bathing. Supple skin is less prone to itching, and the more moisture content in the skin, the supplier it is. It’s best to dab baby dry with a very soft towel and apply a suitable moisturizer directly to the damp skin. This will help lock the moisture from the bath into the skin, increasing the effect.
It’s truly difficult to find a reliable cure for baby eczema, but hopefully, these tips will help you give some relief to your little one.