1. The first thing we did was change the washing powder to a non-bio one and stopped using fabric softener. At first I really noticed a difference with not using the fabric softener but after a while you don't even notice. The clothes may not smell as fresh as they did but they are still clean.
2. Keep baby in cotton clothing. Cotton clothing allows the skin to breathe and is a non irritant against the skin.
3. Keep babies skin well moisturized. When Paige's eczema was at its worst I used to mosturise her skin after every nappy change. This also stopped her itching so much so helped the eczema calm down.
4. Avoid soaps. Even if they are especially for babies skin avoid them. We have a lot of baby products still unused and unopened. All we use on Paige's skin is Aveeno because the doctor suggested that. It doesn't have that fantastic baby smell like other products but it's natural and soothing on her skin and works really well for us right now.
5. Keep fingernails super short. With short nails they can't scratch or irritate the eczema as much!
All in all trial and error works well. We tried a few different things before we found products that worked well with Paige's skin. Every child is different and not all will react the same to Aveeno for example.
Research different products on the internet, that's what I did. I went on forums and spoke to other mums about their child's eczema and saw what worked for them.
Do you have any tips to share?
Thanks for reading,