What is eczema?
As you well know, there is a lot that goes into being a parent and keeping your baby safe, happy, and healthy. Skincare is one of the core issues every parent faces, whether they’re new to being a parent or a seasoned professional.
One of the biggest issues parents face with their infants and smaller children’s skincare is the possibility of eczema. This condition mostly occurs in small children and infants, especially since their little bodies are more susceptible to the exposures of the everyday world that older children and adults are used to. For the most part eczema affects areas such as the face, elbows, and knees in children.
Eczema in infants isn’t anyone’s idea of a fun time. This common skin condition causes your baby’s skin to become red and itchy, which can be very uncomfortable for your little one. While research is still uncovering the specific causes of eczema in children and infants, the good news is that there are a variety of things you can do to help stop the effects of eczema in its tracks.
There’s nothing that can make a parent feel more helpless than watching their child in distress, without knowing how to relieve them. Today we’re here with some tips and tricks to help manage eczema in your baby.
There’s a lot of information out there about what to do in these situations, but we’ve compiled the ones we’ve found to be the most helpful below.
Tips for Dealing With Eczema
- Routine— The best advice is to be consistent with the skincare routine you have in place for your baby. We recommend using a toxin-free lotion every single day. Much like using gentle, toxin-free body wash for your baby, using a daily moisturizer that hydrates your baby’s skin is vital.
- Temperature— Make sure to monitor your baby’s body temperature. Things such as being overheated are likely to make eczema worse, so it’s important to make sure your baby is in an environment that keeps their body temperature level. Sweating can irritate the areas where the eczema is located on your baby and cause your baby to want to fuss over the area more to get rid of the itchy feeling.
- Nutrition— There’s no doubt that nutrition is a vital part of keeping your baby safe and healthy. One of the best ways to help with any skin condition is to make sure that your baby is getting the nutrients they need to be healthy and strong. It’s vital to know if any foods are causing your baby’s eczema to flair up, so we recommend talking to your pediatrician to rule out any possible allergies.
- Allergies— Speaking of allergies, if your baby has seasonal allergies they can cause a flair up in eczema too. Just like the changing weather can affect adults, it can affect young children and infants too. It’s important to be prepared for the changing of seasons with things such as proper clothing, temperatures in your home, and skincare routines. For example, it’s important during the summer months to make sure your baby is wearing loose, natural clothing to keep them cool and fresh.
- Changes in Season—Winter is another major flair up season for any child or infant dealing with eczema. The cold weather can dry out your baby’s skin, causing your baby’s skin to become red, itchy, and flaky. (The extreme temperatures of winter can affect any baby in this way, but even more so if your baby has been diagnosed with eczema.) Being on your guard is vital to guiding your baby through the winter months.
We take pride in crafting toxin-free products to help your baby live their healthiest life, while giving you one less thing to worry about. All of our products are toxin-free and natural—we work hard to make sure that our products are gentle and effective on your baby’s skin. Whether you’re using our 3-in-one diaper cream, our baby wipes, our gentle baby oil, or another one of our favorites, we ensure that the products in our store are safe, gentle, and free of irritants.
When taking care of your baby’s skin, it’s deeply important to be able to rely on the products to keep your baby happy and healthy. At NOLEO® making sure your baby is satisfied is our top priority.