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eczema baby sleep

How can I help my eczema baby sleep in Summer

My little boy scratching himself throughout the night in the heat and humidity of summer was yet another challenge eczema presented. I was waking to find blood on the sheets from my him scratching himself in his sleep or waking up throughout the night crying, itchy and uncomfortable and me at a loss to help him. This itching started the eczema itch-scratch cycle and then sometimes went on to become infected eczema.

For a lot of us hot weather makes managing our baby’s eczema that much harder. The warm days lead to extra warm nights which can trigger eczema flare ups and cause our little ones to wake themselves up uncomfortable with itchy skin throughout the night.

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eczema and swimming

eczema and swimming

The thought of getting my eczema baby into a swimming pool used to fill me with anxiety. I started swimming lessons just before he turned one but during and after every lesson his skin would flare up and while I was driving home he would scratch his itchy and irritated skin until it bled. I stopped his swimming lessons because I couldn’t cope with doing this to him every week.

I waited far too long to try him in the swimming pool again and during this time feeling guilty that I wasn’t teaching my little boy water safety and how to swim. What I should have done sooner was find ways to help his eczema skin cope better when he was exposed to chlorinated water.

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