There’s no getting away from the fact that having a child with eczema is likely to impact the entire family. From broken nights, to time spent applying eczema creams and attending medical appointments, managing eczema is time consuming, exhausting and stressful. We look at the impacts and how to minimise the impact of childhood eczema and keep the fun of family life.
It’s rare for children to end up in hospital with eczema, but if your little one is admitted, this post should help you prepare. Written in conjunction with the brilliant team at Eczema Outreach Support
One of the questions often asked by our customers is “will wearing ScratchSleeves affect my child’s ability to play?”. The great news is that they don’t make much difference at all. The mitts of ScratchSleeves are specially designed to be large enough for children to use their hands naturally, but without being so large or bulky that
When thinking about how best to help your child to manage their eczema, there are two sides to the story. First, there are the physical symptoms – the itchy, red, raw skin and the challenge you have in preventing and managing flare-ups. Secondly, there are the emotional symptoms and, in particular, the feelings of self-consciousness about looking different, which
Long car journeys with babies and young children fill most parents with dread: the boredom, the kicking at the backs of the seats, the bickering, the mess when you arrive… We know from experience that the thought of a long car journey with an eczema child can be terrifying – all that time with nothing better to do than scratching! The vast majority of advice available suggests avoiding long car journeys with an eczema child – but there are times when that just isn’t an option. And for some parents even short car journeys are difficult. The ScratchSleeves team have put their heads together and come up with their top tips for comfortable car journeys with eczema children.
The link between stress and eczema has been well documented in adults. There is less information available on the impact of stress in kids with eczema. We look at the available information and what you can do to help you eczema child manage stress and anxiety. As parents to two children who had eczema in
When you’ve got a child who suffers from eczema, it can take a toll on the whole family and make simple days out rather more difficult and stressful. Staying indoors and avoiding the joys of family outings is, of course, not an option. We all need to get out and about to see friends or
What is Post Natal Depression? Postnatal depression (also referred to as postpartum depression) is defined by the Oxford English Dictionary as Depression suffered by a mother following childbirth, typically arising from the combination of hormonal changes, psychological adjustment to motherhood, and fatigue. To put it bluntly, your body, mindset and entire world have just changed dramatically and
Family life is certainly hectic with most of us fighting a constant battle to be in the right place at the right time. Simply getting out of the house in the morning, with everyone washed and dressed and with the right lunch bag and PE kit can be a challenge, even more so if you’re juggling the pressures of work too.
Most children dream of keeping their own pet, it’s one of the pleasures of childhood and a great way to learn about responsibility. However, eczema does complicate the issue as no parent would want to introduce a pet which could trigger a flare-up. Snakes, reptiles and fish are your safest bet, but perhaps not the
As a parent it’s natural to do all you can to try to relieve the symptoms of eczema. It’s awful to see your child suffer with itchy, red and inflamed skin. Unfortunately, however, if their eczema continues to flare up as your child becomes older, you simply can’t be there all the time to manage
Sharing time and attention equally between your children is a juggling act for all parents, but particularly so if you have a little one with eczema. In this article, we explore what it’s like to give a child with eczema the attention they need and deserve while ensuring their siblings do not feel left out.
If you have an baby or child with eczema, you’ll be well aware that the condition has a broad impact on everyone involved in their care. Grandparents, aunts, uncles, friends, nursery and school carers each have to understand how eczema affects your child, and how to deal with it. Not only is it important for
As children get older, they start to notice differences between themselves and begin to tease each other about those differences. And it’s not just kids who can be thoughtless – adults are guilty of it too. Although it is natural to stare, people will still point and make negative comments. Your eczema child has probably been the
Eczema can affect a child’s self-confidence. This is especially true when children start to notice each other’s appearance. At some point your child will realise that not everyone has eczema and that, as well as itching, it doesn’t look very nice. This realisation can really knock a child’s self-confidence. Low self-confidence can affect a child’s
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
Looking after a baby or toddler can be all consuming and exhausting, but if your baby has eczema then it can feel as if there just aren’t enough hours in the day. As a fellow eczema mum, here are 9 things that helped me get though the times when our baby’s eczema was at its worst.
It can be really difficult to figure out why a baby is crying – are they hungry, tired, do they have a nasty nappy, have they lost their dummy, or do they just want to go home? If you have an eczema baby, there are even more things that they might be trying to tell you: