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Triggers | Eczema 101
Finding the trigger for their child’s eczema so that it can be avoided is the holy grail for eczema parents....
Life Stages
Whether you are returning to work after maternity leave or you have other commitments requiring your attention – sending your...
Conventional Treatments | Sleep & Scratching
As long as there is habitual scratching of eczema patches, skin never gets the chance to heal fully. This means...
Alternative Treatments | Sleep & Scratching
Hypnotherapy aims to modify unconscious thoughts and behaviours. Given that a good portion of eczema scratching can be habitual, hypnotherapy...
Alternative Treatments
Of all the alternative eczema remedies, homoeopathy is one of the most with regard to effectiveness. We look at the...
Alternative Treatments
Essential oils have been used in the treatment of eczema for hundreds of years. However, there is not a great...
Alternative Treatments
Chinese herbal medicine is just ‘medicine’ in large parts of the world. It is commonly used alongside conventional, Western medicine...
Conventional Treatments | Eczema 101
Keeping emollients on a wriggly little one for long enough to be absorbed can be challenging. Most eczema parents have...
Seasons & Holidays | Eczema & Food
When I was a child dairy-free Easter Eggs just weren’t available. One memorable year, my brilliant mum made me an...
Eczema & Food
Leaky gut syndrome is one of those conditions that is often suggested as a possible cause for eczema. But what...
Eczema & Food | Triggers
There is growing evidence that early-onset eczema can be a forerunner to food allergies. For example, a study of over...
Eczema & Food | Triggers
If you have a child with eczema you will likely know all about the atopic triad – this describes the...
Eczema 101
If you have a child with eczema you already know that there are likely to be other side effects, like...
Bathing & Washing | Conventional Treatments
While bleach bathes can sound a bit drastic to the new eczema parent, they are actually not that different from...
Eczema 101
Have large areas of your child’s skin suddenly erupted into a red, itchy rash? This is likely to be an...
Recipes | Eating Well | Dairy Free | Egg Free | Gluten Free
This lentil recipe, sweetened with apple, is delicious served with chicken. We recommend the red cabbage and apples are cooked...
Recipes | Eating Well | Dairy Free | Egg Free | Gluten Free
This banana bread has no eggs and contains a flavourless oil in place of butter and is beautifully moist. It...
Recipes | Eating Well | Dairy Free | Egg Free | Gluten Free
This is a delicious, eczema friendly smoothie with plenty of flavour if you use ripe bananas and papaya. Leaving the...
Recipes | Eating Well | Dairy Free | Egg Free
This eczema friendly dessert is simple to make and has a delicious oaty crumble topping. Carob nibs are a healthy...
Eczema & Food
As children we are all told to eat our vegetables and to have lots of colour on our plates (not...
Eczema & Food
Vitamins and trace minerals are micronutrients that are essential for the body’s growth and development. They play critical roles in...
Eczema & Food
In this article we look at the importance of omega-3 oils in the diet of eczema sufferers and unpick its...
Recipes | Eating Well | Dairy Free | Egg Free | Gluten Free
We’ve used chickpea flour to coat these little salmon bites which gives them a lovely crisp outside. You can buy...
Eczema & Food
In this article, we look at the role the liver plays in eczema, as well as how to ensure that...
Eczema & Food
Whilst the link between eczema and allergies to specific foods like milks, eggs and nuts are well understood, research suggests...
Recipes | Eating Well | Dairy Free | Gluten Free
These little pancakes are super easy to make and taste delicious. Your littles ones will enjoy helping to make these...
Featured Article | Life Stages
Having a child with eczema lays another layer of complexity over parenthood. It can affect everything from whether one parent...
Featured Article | Seasons & Holidays
Our skin is the barrier between our bodies and the outside world. If the skin barrier is compromised by eczema,...
Featured Article | Laundry & Clothing
The skin is in direct contact with both clothing and the inevitable detergent residues that it is holding. Making sure...
Featured Article | Sleep & Scratching
Ask any eczema parent which part of their child’s eczema they find hardest to deal with and the answer will...
Featured Article | Eczema 101 | Triggers
One of the first pieces of advice that any eczema parent hears is that they should identify any triggers for...
Featured Article | Family Life
There’s no getting away from the fact that having a child with eczema is likely to impact the entire family....
Sleep & Scratching
Here at ScratchSleeves we love collaborating to bring you the experience and expertise of professionals and parents. This time we...
Sleep & Scratching
Here at ScratchSleeves, we love collaborating to bring you the experience and expertise of professionals and parents. This time we...
Sleep & Scratching
Here at ScratchSleeves we love collaborating to bring you the experience and expertise of professionals and parents. This time we...
Sleep & Scratching
Here at ScratchSleeves we love collaborating on blog posts to bring you the experience and expertise of professionals and parents....
Sleep & Scratching
Here at ScratchSleeves we love collaborating to bring you the experience and expertise of professionals and parents. This time we...
Family Life | Conventional Treatments
It's rare for children to end up in hospital with eczema, but if your little one is admitted, this post...
Seasons & Holidays
The colder winter weather can aggravate eczema, and with the need to layer up the clothes, you may find you’re...
Seasons & Holidays
Winter is with us once again and while the children look forward to Christmas and snow. We parents need to...
Seasons & Holidays
The current cold snap may be a great excuse to light the fire and cosy. However, it’s not without its...
Seasons & Holidays
Commonly, baby eczema flares up in winter. The cold weather and dark evenings mean that babies spend more time inside where the...
Seasons & Holidays
As the weather starts to get colder and we start heading indoors for the coming winter, many eczema sufferers find...
Eczema 101
The link between eczema, allergies (especially allergic rhinitis, or hay fever) and asthma has long been recognised by parents and...
Seasons & Holidays
Over the years we’ve learned that a successful family holiday all boils down to planning and preparation.  It’s hard work...
Seasons & Holidays
Summer: the time when all kids (not just the itchy ones) get covered from top to toe in white gloop!...
Seasons & Holidays | Sleep & Scratching
Summer has arrived and we’re not complaining! However, the long hours of sunlight and the hot summer nights can make...
Seasons & Holidays
While hot summer weather is lovely and a welcome change to the damp British weather, keeping an eczema baby comfortable...
Eczema & Food
By now you’re probably only too aware that having a baby with eczema means everything is a little more complicated. ...
Featured Article | Alternative Treatments
We know from experience that watching your child suffer the constant itch and irritation of baby eczema is frustrating. It...
Dairy Free | Recipes | Gluten Free
These cuties will become a firm favourite of the little ones and the grown-ups in the family. Made in bun...
Bathing & Washing
The myriad of baby wipe brands now available makes it hard for parents to choose the right product for their...
Seasons & Holidays | Triggers
Spring is finally on its way, with lighter nights and warmer days. It’s definitely a feel-good time of year –...
Sleep & Scratching
Swaddling is a great way to stop babies scratching the eczema on their face. If only you can stop them...
Sleep & Scratching
Toddlers are amazing little people full of a wonderful enthusiasm, energy and innocence. But they lack common sense and live...
Seasons & Holidays
Taking a family holiday with a child who suffers from eczema can add a further layer of complication to your...
Alternative Treatments
Coconut oil has been used for thousands of years and for many different ailments: from mouthwash to moisturiser! Recent research...
Laundry & Clothing
Laundry detergents are one of the most commonly cited triggers for eczema. But why do some detergents cause a problem...
Triggers | Bathing & Washing
  There’s good scientific evidence that children who live in hard water areas are 54 per cent more likely to...
Conventional Treatments
Looking at the conversations on parenting forums, it’s clear that many parents have concerns over using prescribed hydrocortisone cream and...
Triggers
As the parent of an eczema child you know that all sorts of things can trigger a flare up. Toiletries,...
Laundry & Clothing
What can you do for your itchy little one when it comes to dressing them? Scratchy, tight or overly warm...
Laundry & Clothing
What can you do for your itchy little one when it comes to dressing them? You’ll be surprised at what...
Alternative Treatments
Honey is well-known as a treatment for sore throats, wounds and infections, due to compounds it contains that kill bacteria....
Alternative Treatments
Eczema is one of those horrible conditions where there is no single treatment that works for everybody.  Annoying as it...
Life Stages
Every parent knows the heartache of watching their child struggle with rejection. It’s part of growing up and being human,...
Conventional Treatments | Eczema 101
If you have just been told by your doctor or health care provider that your little one has eczema, the...
Triggers | Eczema 101
When your baby has eczema, it can be an exhausting and frustrating task to find products that don’t irritate their...
Triggers
When your children are constantly itching because of eczema, you’ll very quickly become an expert on all the various products...
Alternative Treatments
Unfortunately, eczema is a condition where there is no one-size-fits-all approach to treatment. This makes it particularly frustrating to parents...
Conventional Treatments
After months of battling the healthcare system, at last, you’ve got a dermatology appointment to see a consultant about your...
Featured Article | Triggers | Bathing & Washing
Bathtime should be a relaxing and fun time when babies can bask in Mum and Dad’s undivided attention before bedtime....
Sleep & Scratching
Eczema is often called “the itch that rashes”. The eczema itch is certainly feels more uncomfortable and distressing than the...
Eczema & Food | Triggers
When your baby begins to itch and scratch, we know from experience it can be distressing. For parents with itchy...
Featured Article | Eczema 101 | Conventional Treatments
There’s more information about baby eczema available on the web than anyone can hope to read in a lifetime so...
Sleep & Scratching
Eczema is really itchy and almost impossible not to scratch. Every parent whose child suffers from eczema knows how distressing...
Family Life | Sleep & Scratching
One of the questions often asked by our customers is “will wearing ScratchSleeves affect my child’s ability to play?”. The...
Dairy Free | Recipes | Egg Free | Gluten Free
Ice cream is the ultimate summer treat for kids and grown-ups alike. Just because your child bears the brunt of...
Sleep & Scratching
Feel like the only person awake at 2 am, 4 am and then again at 5 am with a scratchy,...
Eczema & Food | Egg Free | Featured
You’ve just been told that your little one is allergic to eggs. First there’s the relief that there is definitely...
Featured Article | Eating Well | Eczema & Food
Eating is a vital part of children’s growth and development and ensuring the correct consumption of nutrients is essential. Unfortunately,...
Life Stages | Triggers
Teething is a well known anecdotal trigger for flare-ups in pre-existing baby eczema. It’s not clear if the trigger for...
Bathing & Washing
Sensitive, eczema prone skin often doesn’t take kindly to regular hand washing and sanitizing. Both hand soap and alcohol, the...
Dairy Free | Recipes
Soya milk has a nasty habit of making Yorkshire Pudding batters too heavy to rise – but this foolproof recipe,...
Life Stages | Family Life
When thinking about how best to help your child to manage their eczema, there are two sides to the story.  First, there...
Dairy Free | Recipes | Egg Free
Birthday cakes are one of those important milestones that no child (or adult) should have to miss out on –...
Seasons & Holidays | Family Life
Long car journeys with babies and young children fill most parents with dread: the boredom, the kicking at the backs...
Dairy Free | Recipes | Egg Free
Christmas time is when the kitchen is filled with the smell of gorgeous festive treats. But your little one doesn’t...
Seasons & Holidays
Christmas time can be magical but it can also be a time when eczema flares up. Colder weather, seeing relatives...
Seasons & Holidays | Dairy Free | Egg Free | Gluten Free
Christmas is coming, the geese are getting fat…and it’s time to bake our FreeFrom gingerbread men! Baking gingerbread men is...
Dairy Free | Egg Free
My Gran and Mum have been using this oat and golden syrup cookie recipe for as long as I can...
Triggers | Eczema 101
There are a number of different types of eczema and it’s entirely possible for child to suffer from more than...
Bathing & Washing | Laundry & Clothing
We often get asked by our customers what we use as an eczema family. So at ScratchSleeves HQ we mulled...
Seasons & Holidays
This Halloween will be different, no doubt about it. With a little creativity, your kids can still have a spooky...
Dairy Free | Egg Free | Gluten Free
These are a much healthier alternative to the nuggets served at fast-food restaurants. When I cooked these for the first...
Eczema & Food | Dairy Free | Featured
Dairy allergies are a common trigger for eczema in babies, children and adults. In some cases, eczema can be largely...
Family Life
The link between stress and eczema has been well documented in adults. There is less information available on the impact...
Bathing & Washing
Bath time usually signifies the end of the day and for children the undivided attention of a parent. Adding in...
Sleep & Scratching | Triggers
As many parents of itchy little ones know, it is common for children who suffer from eczema to also be...
Eczema 101
Rashes and minor skin problems are common in babies and infants. While most blemishes disappear without treatment, other skin problems...
Recipes | Dairy Free | Egg Free
A great recipe to make with allergy kids. Milk-free, egg-free, gluten-free, soy-free and seriously moreish! And you can use the...
Seasons & Holidays | Family Life
When you’ve got a child who suffers from eczema, it can take a toll on the whole family and make...
Bathing & Washing | Alternative Treatments
Having realised back that shop bought soap was aggravating the family’s eczema, Grandma ScratchSleeves started making her own soap. Over...
Seasons & Holidays | Alternative Treatments
There is plenty of anecdotal evidence from parents about improvements in atopic eczema after swimming in the sea. This is consistent with...
Dairy Free | Egg Free
You won’t believe this dessert recipe is dairy-free – in fact, it is not really a cheesecake at all! Made...
Dairy Free | Egg Free
Don’t let allergies get in the way of enjoying Pancake Day with our two tried and tested dairy-free egg-free pancake...
Dairy Free | Egg Free
Living with eczema isn’t great, but having to avoid yummy cakes and biscuits because it makes things doubly unfair. But...
Life Stages
Pregnancy, in my opinion, is one of the greatest preparations for the grimmer elements of parenting. Morning sickness gets us...
Alternative Treatments | Sleep & Scratching
We all know the benefits of a good bedtime routine. For a child with eczema a structured approach to getting...
Alternative Treatments
Any parent of a child with eczema knows the horrible, helpless and heart wrenching feeling of watching your little one...
Family Life
What is Postnatal depression? Postnatal depression (also referred to as postpartum depression or PND) is defined by the Oxford English...
Family Life
Family life is certainly hectic with most of us fighting a constant battle to be in the right place at...
Life Stages
As parents we all want our child to be happy and confident going to school and to be in the...
Life Stages
Books are a great way of starting a discussion about eczema with both kids who have it and those who...
Dairy Free | Egg Free | Gluten Free
As a non-dairy eater, I know from experience how tricky it can be to finding interesting and appealing dairy-free dessert...
Life Stages
Starting a new school is already a stressful time and, while they may seem excited, there will understandably be nerves...
Dairy Free | Egg Free | Gluten Free
This recipe produces lovely flexible gluten-free tortilla wraps that are ideal for lunch boxes and are a delicious alternative to...
Seasons & Holidays
Most parents of children with eczema are understandably wary about putting anything on the skin, sticking to tried and trusted...
Family Life
Most children dream of keeping their own pet, it’s one of the pleasures of childhood. It’s also a great way...
Life Stages | Laundry & Clothing
The idea for ScratchSleeves was borne from the despair of watching our kids suffer horribly with eczema.  Eczema mittens and...
Seasons & Holidays
The summer holidays – for children a lovely long break from school, for parents a seemingly endless round of sibling...
Alternative Treatments
Like many eczema kids, our 5 year old hates having eczema creams applied. We have tried all sorts of things...
Laundry & Clothing | Triggers
One of the most effective ways of controlling baby eczema is to identify what triggers your baby’s eczema flare-ups and...
Life Stages | Family Life
As a parent it’s natural to do all you can to try to relieve the symptoms of eczema.  It’s awful...
Family Life
Sharing time and attention equally between your children is a juggling act for all parents. However, it is particularly tricky...
Family Life
If you have an baby or child with eczema, you’ll be well aware that the condition has a broad impact...
Seasons & Holidays
Building sandcastles, digging moats, skimming stones, burying Dad in the sand: a day at the beach can be great fun...
Life Stages | Family Life
As children get older, they start to notice differences between themselves and begin to tease each other about those differences. And it’s...
Sleep & Scratching
The controversy over the benefits of co-sleeping waxes and wanes over the decades. Some swear by it, some advise against...
Seasons & Holidays
Let’s face it, for the vast majority of kids, Easter means chocolate. But the sweet milk chocolate beloved of children...
Laundry & Clothing
If your baby’s eczema is aggravated by laundry detergents, keeping their clothes looking good without irritating their skin can be...
Bathing & Washing
Bath-time should be a time of gentle fun when children can wind-down ready for bed. But for the parents of...
Triggers | Conventional Treatments
Babies and children with eczema are more likely to suffer from dangerous allergic reactions. We asked Dr Nikky Ellis – A&E doctor,...
Laundry & Clothing
If your baby is suffering from eczema you can end up asking a lot of your trusty washing machine: from...
Sleep & Scratching
Recent studies have demonstrated the importance of sleep in the development of a child’s brain. But can be really difficult...
Life Stages | Family Life
Eczema can affect a child’s self-confidence. This is especially true when children start to notice each other’s appearance. At some...
Dairy Free
Spectacular sponges can be dairy-free. Using vegetable margarine in place of butter can produce very tasty, dairy-free cakes. It is worth...
Family Life | Sleep & Scratching | Bathing & Washing
Sleep is as essential as nutrition and for keeping children healthy. But getting a child into bed and sleeping at...
Recipes | Dairy Free | Egg Free | Gluten Free
No need for kids (and parents) with food allergies to miss out on these yummy treats. The first recipe is...
Eczema & Food
We know from experience that having an eczema baby can be isolating and daunting. But you’re really not alone. Although...
Triggers
Although house dust mites are not a common trigger for childhood eczema, for a number of children they can cause...
Family Life
Looking after a baby or toddler can be all consuming and exhausting, but if your baby has eczema then it...
Featured Article | Eczema 101 | Conventional Treatments
Looking after a scratchy baby can be stressful enough, without feeling like you are fighting the healthcare system on your...
Seasons & Holidays
Swimming is great for all babies. For an eczema baby there are additional long and short-term health benefits. These include better sleep, stronger...
Sleep & Scratching
Eczema is really itchy and almost impossible not to scratch. Apart from the immediate damage caused by scratching, the scratching...
Sleep & Scratching
One of the most obvious ways to stop eczema babies scratching is to keep their nails as short as possible –...
Sleep & Scratching
As tempting as it may be to scratch, it will only make eczema worse. It’s difficult as an adult to...
Life Stages
Baby eczema typically takes hold just as little ones are starting to reach all those photogenic milestones of sitting up, crawling...
Sleep & Scratching
Babies and children with eczema often find sleeping a problem as their skin can get hotter and itchier at night. During...
Life Stages | Family Life
It can be really difficult to figure out why a baby is crying. Are they hungry, tired, do they have...

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