If your baby or child has sensitive or eczema-prone skin, then you have our sympathies. It can be incredibly frustrating to see your little one in pain or discomfort, not being able to do anything about it. Picking the right cleansing and moisturising product can improve that situation considerably. That’s why we’re proud to present Childs Farm, a trusted brand of moisturisers, bubble baths, body washes and shampoos suitable for those children with sensitive and eczema-prone skin.
Eczema – what is it?
It might be of some consolation to learn that eczema is a very common skin condition: it affects 1 in 5 UK children. It causes skin to become dry, red, itchy and sometimes even cracked. Eczema-prone skin goes through phases, sometimes there’s hardly any visible dryness at all and other times it can suddenly rear its ugly head. To prevent such flare-ups as much as possible, it’s important to keep a handle on the condition. There are certain things that can trigger a flare-up of eczema, such as changes in the weather, pollen, chlorine in swimming pools as well as certain chemicals in some soaps and detergents. Causes can differ per child, and you’ll have to find out as you go what is your child’s trigger for an eczema flare-up.
Eczema – what can be done about it?
Depending on how severe your child’s eczema is (when in doubt, always consult your GP), traditional advice would be to seek out skin care and cleansing products that are fragrance-free and medicinal. It’s also thought that limiting bath time, swimming and outdoor play could reduce flare-ups as water can dry out the skin even further. However, with the right skin products there’s no need to keep your children indoors or prevent them from splashing around in the pool. And with bath time being such a great bonding experience, it would be a shame not to be able to enjoy it.
Make bath time fun again!
When it comes to bubble baths, it’s all about finding the right product to suit your child’s skin. Choose one that’s free from chemical nasties, which can cause irritation but are still deeply nourishing, like Childs Farm Organic Tangerine Bubble Bath. If you know your child is going swimming, prepare for it by moisturising their skin in advance. This will build up a protective barrier ready for jumping into the pool. As we know, the chlorine of the pool can trigger an eczema flare-up, so make sure your child goes straight into the shower afterwards to rinse off any pool water. Childs farm has a specialist hair and body wash for this: Childs Farm 3 in 1 Swim. For best results, moisturise thoroughly afterwards.
Come out and play!
Of course, you don’t want your child to miss out on anything – least of all playing around outside in the fresh air. After all, being outdoors is healthy for a child, right? For those with eczema-prone skin this is sadly not always the case. Pollen and grass are known to be triggers to flare-ups and can cause serious irritation. Don’t worry though, with a little bit of planning there’s no reason your little one can’t go outside and play. Just make sure they’re properly moisturised with a gentle, suitable moisturising cream such as Childs Farm Grapefruit and Tea Tree moisturiser. Keep topping this up throughout the day and it will create a protective barrier against irritants. Sorted!
Managing eczema does involve some planning, a good routine and lots and lots of moisturiser but it’s well worth it for your child to be able to join in with siblings, friends and other children. Try involving your children in the routine and make it fun.
About Childs Farm:
Childs Farm is an award winning British brand that uses naturally derived ingredients and essential oils to produce a range of mild, kind and delicious smelling toiletries for newborns, babies and children.
All Childs Farm products undergo clinical tests and controlled user trials. These certify that their products are dermatologically tested and approved, and paediatrician approved, as suitable for newborns and upwards – even those with sensitive and eczema-prone skin.
All Childs Farm products offer their Happy skin promise™ which is a promise from their founder Joanna Jensen to you that they have done their very best for your little one, and that every bottle is designed especially for them.