Baby eczema typically starts on the cheeks, forehead, or scalp and may spread to the torso and arms. The first signs are itching, redness, and small bumps. The skin is usually itchy, dry and rough. Once your baby begins to crawl, it can start to appear on elbows and knees. Around two years old, eczema tends to involve the creases of the elbows and knees, the wrists, ankles, and hands.
What can triggers eczema?
There are many things that can trigger eczema flare ups. The top causes are dry skin, irritants (scratchy clothes such as wool, soaps, and fragrances), stress, heat/sweat, and allergens (most commonly foods like dairy, nuts, soy, and some fruits).
Why does the itching seem worse at night?
While most people believe that itching gets worse at night because of medications wearing off or heat, there is actually a lot more to it. Hormones and other important chemicals in the body operate on a 24-hour clock. There are times when these hormones and chemicals are more effective and other times when they all but disappear from the system to give our bodies time to rest and recuperate, typically at night. For children with skin issues, this can cause all kinds of problems, such as itchiness, which keeps them up at night scratching.
The Bamboo Bubby Bag is here to help!
Many parents donât want to use steroid creams and lotions that may further increase flare ups on their child. The Bamboo Bubby Bagâ¢ provides you with a natural alternative. There are three key ways that the Bamboo Bubby Bag can relieve the symptoms of eczema.
1.Dry Protection. The Bamboo Bubby Bag is made from a 70% viscose bamboo and 30% organic cotton interlock fabric, which is soft on delicate baby skin. It can be worn all year round to prevent scratching and to help regulate your child's body temperature to prevent waking at night from cold hands and give your baby a comfortable night's sleep.
2.No Scratching. The unique adjust-a-sleeve design offers soft and protective hand covers to help protect skin and prevent your little one from scratching and thumb sucking. The Bamboo Bubby Bag will protect your baby's sensitive skin from skin damage 24 hours a day.
3.Optimum Safety. Every single Bamboo Bubby Bag is certified safe to use from approximately 6 months to 2T (which is also a great value!), when baby eczema is typically at it's worst. The unique design means your baby can move about freely; do just about anything but scratch!
The Bamboo Bubby Bag is now available in the US at www.babydreamtime.com.
Written by Valerie Chatfield of www.babydreamtime.comValerie Chatfield is the owner of Baby Dreamtime. She is a married mother with two children who spent 8 years in Australia with her family. Baby Dreamtime hopes to help babies and their families sleep better by preventing night waking due to scratching.
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