Through my baby massage classes I have been hearing a lot about Pro-biotics for babies. About how they can help ease colic and could help reflux AND eczema (by improving gut health). I wish I had know about these when my son was a baby as he was hospitalised with his reflux, it was a nightmare. There is not nearly enough support for parents who have to cope with this.
So these are recommended brands solarays, babylife and biogaia, http://www.colichelp.com/shop/biogaia-probiotic-drops.html, I will soon be getting some to try on my 3 yr old son to see if it helps his eczema.
Read more on this useful link here on mumsnet http://www.mumsnet.com/Talk/general_health/570913-can-a-10-week-old-baby-have-probiotics/AllOnOnePage
Super Baby Oil – the best baby oil, for super healthy baby skin.
After years of tweaking I believe, I have created the best ever baby oil I have made to date!!
Going by the results of use on my son, myself and from its brilliant customer feedback.
Its 100% natural and organic, with a delicious scent of Plum Kernel oil (all oils in it are organic cold pressed, GM FREE food grade oils).
If you have a baby or child with dry skin or mild eczema its very worth a try. It also simply a beautiful massage oil for babies and adults alike. You can also use it as a a dry skin oil for yourself, especially on the legs. I use it on my hands and my dermatitis has stayed away, yay!
You can buy it on my site click here
I stumbled across these in my search to help stop my son scratching at night, you may find then very useful too…
(wording taken from Scratch-sleeves website)
Stopping babies and toddlers scratching themselves can be a real challenge, especially as they get older and can take off traditional scratch mitts. ScratchSleeves are invaluable in coping with itchy, scratchy babies and toddlers. They stay on and minimize the damage done to skin, reducing the risk of infection and avoiding the itching of healing skin.
ScratchSleeves work in two ways:
- The sleeve system ensures the mitts stay firmly in place on even the most determined babies and toddlers.
- The unique dual layer mitts minimize the impact of scratching by isolating the action of the fingers. The two layers of the mitts slide over each other allowing the inner layer of stretch cotton to move with the baby’s fingers while the layer of silk remains stationary against the skin.
Originally developed to stop their own son scratching his face. They were so successful that we felt we had to share the product.
Below see my son with his first flare up of eczema, at about 6 month, worse because of his first big teething episode.
Then at about 2yrs you can see his eczema its still about but much much milder, sea water helps a lot with healing.
As a remedy 2 to 3 times a day I use a home-made massage oil recipe of castor oil, plum kernel oil, sesame oil with a few drops of Patchouli and Peppermint which help calm and stop infection and to cool the skin. (mail me for more info firstname.lastname@example.org).
You can also ask your doctor about allergy medicines and antihistamines that may help. HYDRATION is the key keep encouraging the child/baby to drink regularly, water if possible. (Please see my other posts for more on this topic)
I came across this article about how Kinesiology has helped some babies and adults with eczema. There are other good tips here too on other possible allergy/eczema triggers like indigo dye in jeans, the food colouring tartrazine, house dust mites and many more.
This natural skin care site has excellent Eczema advice and also mentions a washing powder called SONETT that I am going to try out.
More links: Info about it here www.sonett-online.de, buy it here www.greenfibres.com
Other useful links
National Eczema Society