Eczema prone baby skin needs even more special attention as it is more sensitive and may become “rashy” if it gets too dry or irritated. As a parent, you notice how delicate and sensitive your baby’s skin can be. If your baby has eczema prone skin, we want to share a few tips on how to soothe your little one’s eczema-prone baby skin naturally and how to prevent any future baby eczema flares.
Is it Eczema?
Eczema is officially known as atopic dermatitis. A parent’s atopic history of eczema, hayfever, or asthma may increase a child’s risk of eczema. For much of the global population, eczema is rather common, affecting 10-20%. Now, don’t worry if your baby has mild eczema. Many babies can have mild cases of eczema that may just be temporary during infancy and toddler years. Eczema is a common skin condition that may have to be chronically managed over a lifetime, but it does not have to always flare.
If your baby has an ill-defined red or erythematous scaly rash that affects the facial cheeks and/or the extensor (outer) sides of the arms or legs, your baby may have eczema prone skin. Not all facial rashes on a baby
#5 Tips to Soothe Eczema Naturally
Tip #1: Minimise bath time!
Water actually dries out the skin by pulling out the skin’s natural moisture. We recommend keeping bath time to less than 5 minutes in a lukewarm bath, particularly during an eczema flare.
Tip #2: Moisturise and moisturise!
Using a product like our Body
Tip #3: Humidify the air.
Putting a humidifier in your baby’s room is a must during winter time if your baby has
Tip #4: Use fragrance-free and hypoallergenic products.
This includes all bubble baths, body washes and body lotions that have fragrances in them. If it smells like bubble gum, it’s toxic, and should not be on your little one’s precious skin. If you are looking for a natural Body Wash, then try our natural, no nasties, Body Wash specially formulated with manuka oil making it naturally antibacterial and anti-inflammatory which is perfect for soothing itchy skin conditions. Fragrance is one of the top contact allergens in the testing of allergic contact dermatitis, so avoid it! Fragrance is there for us adult parents- our babies don’t care what they smell like.
Tip #5: Monitor your baby’s food intake.
The baby eczema outbreaks could be a reaction to foods your baby is getting directly or through breast-milk. Cow’s milk, peanuts, eggs, fish, wheat, and soy are common culprits. Remove the foods all at once. If the condition improves within a couple of weeks, reintroduce them one at a time to identify the true culprit(s). If the baby drinks formula, switching to a hypoallergenic formula could resolve the problem.
Our Manuka Biotic Recommendations
Thick in texture and rich in emollients, the Manuka Biotic Body Lotion moisturises even the driest of skin, creates an effective barrier, reduces inflammation, and fights bacteria. Organic New Zealand Manuka Oil, known for its amazing healing powers, is combined with organic, tree, nut-free oils to create this gentle, nourishing manuka oil product that will not irritate the skin. Our Manuka Biotic Body Lotion is a surprisingly soft and creamy balm, that’s excellent for healing open wounds and soothing irritated eczema skin.
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Read Our Manuka Mum’s Experiences
Why Manuka Biotic®?
- We use the worlds only certified organic Manuka oil.
- All our products contain potent antibacterial, anti-fungal, anti-inflammatory properties to help soothe and repair the skin.
- Our products are 100% New Zealand made.
- Our products are made using natural ingredients and are FREE from:
- Sodium Lauryl Sulfate & SLES
- PEGs, PABA, EDTA
- Added fragrances & colouring
- Mineral Oils
- Propylene Glycol
- Animal testing or animal derivatives
Please read the full ingredient list for any known irritants or allergies. We advise trying new products on a small patch of skin and waiting 24 hours to make sure there is no reaction. Any natural product on the market could contain an ingredient that won’t agree with your skin. You can read how to do this here.R
Hear directly from a few of our lovely Manuka Mum’s sharing their experiences of using our products on their little one’s Eczema. Click on the name below to see their story.
Want to know more?
There’s a lot you can do to relieve symptoms if your little
For further information talk to your doctor.
|New Zealand||Eczema Association New Zealand http://eczema.org.nz This organisation has an excellent website, with great forums, blogs, education and a support line you can call to help improve the lives of those people living with dermatitis, eczema, psoriasis and a variety of other skin conditions.|
|Australia||Eczema Association Australasia http://eczema.org.au The leading professional organisation in Australasia providing support for people living with a variety of skin conditions, including dermatitis, eczema, psoriasis, and rosacea.|
|United Kingdom||The National Eczema Society http://www.eczema.org Dedicated to the needs of people with eczema, dermatitis and sensitive skin, the organisation is an excellent source of support and information.|