While bleach bathes can sound a bit drastic to the new eczema parent, they are actually not that different from taking your child to swim in a chlorinated pool. The chlorinated water kills bacteria on the skin, controlling skin infections that can make eczema even more itchy. Our simple guide takes you through when bleach […]
Bathing & Washing
The myriad of baby wipe brands now available makes it hard for parents to choose the right product for their child at the best of times. It’s even more difficult when you have a child with eczema. In this article, we look at what goes into baby wipes and help you to choose
There’s good scientific evidence that children who live in hard water areas are 54 per cent more likely to have eczema compared to children who live in softer water areas. So does this mean that you can reduce your child’s eczema by installing a water softener? There is plenty of marketing hype suggesting that
Bathtime should be a relaxing and fun time when babies can bask in Mum and Dad’s undivided attention before bedtime. However, for eczema babies (and their parents) it can be one of the most stressful parts of the day. While it can be tempting to skip the bath, bathing is really important in keeping eczema skin as healthy as possible. Also having a consistent bedtime routine really does help little ones drop off to sleep more easily. And where sleeping is concerned, a baby eczema sufferer needs all the help he can get.
Sensitive skin often doesn’t take kindly to regular hand washing and sanitizing. Both hand soap and alcohol, the active ingredient in sanitisers, strip the natural oils from the skin’s surface along with the dirt. It doesn’t take long for sensitive skin to become dry, sore and prone to cracking. We share our top tips and
We often get asked by our customers what we use as an eczema family. So at ScratchSleeves HQ we mulled it over and decided we should put all that information in one place for all our customers and readers. Welcome to ScratchSleeves recommends – our quick reference page for the eczema products that we actually
Bath time usually signifies the end of the day and for children the undivided attention of a parent. Adding in lots of water equals fun. So if you can use bath time to soothe their skin so much the better! As well as emollient bath treatments, there are alternatives that other people use to help
Having realised back that shop bought soap was aggravating the family’s eczema, Grandma ScratchSleeves started making her own soap. Over the years her recipe has evolved to use coconut oil and, when it’s in season, lavender from the garden. Both of these ingredients have been used for centuries to heal sore skin, and this soap
Bath-time should be a time of gentle fun when children can wind-down ready for bed. But for the parents of eczema children, bath-time can be one of the most stressful times of the day when their itchy little one has free access to scratch at unprotected skin. There’s also the disappointment of not being able to have bubbles in the bath, especially as children realise that there are fun bath products with their favourite character on available on the supermarket shelves (at their height, of course). Our tops tips should help make an eczema-friendly bath-time fun and stress-free.
Sleep is as essential as nutrition and for keeping children healthy. But getting a child into bed and sleeping at a sensible time every evening can be a real challenge, especially when they have itchy eczema. You can help your eczema child get the sleep they need by building a fun bedtime routine. Why is