For Eczema and More: The Benefits of a Baby to Toddler Sleep Sack
From insomnia and restlessness to hair pulling and scratching from eczema or allergies, sleep sacks for toddlers and babies are one of the most simple and effective ways to help your child get great sleep with none of the hassle. Often overlooked, sleep sacks provide a safe, secure, and easy-to-use option for any parent who wants to ensure that their child gets deep, healing sleep night after night. They are available in sizes for infants up to toddlers and some even come in expandable sizes to grow with your child. Sleep sacks deliver a whole array of benefits, and we’re going to explore some of them with you today!
When you or your child have facial eczema it can be extremely difficult emotionally because it’s easily seen by others. If the eczema on the face is really severe, this often means strangers will make comments. You know the ones… “What happened to your child?!” and “Is THAT contagious?” and “Oh you poor thing!” (You can see more of this in our video.) Then it’s followed by a string of suggestions that are meant well, but they were unsolicited and nothing you hadn’t heard a million times before. All this adds stress, how could it not? And we all know that stress is a very common eczema trigger. Read more
What is Salt Therapy?
Halotherapy, or Salt Therapy, is a natural, relaxing method of relieving the irritating symptoms associated with skin and lung conditions. With origins in 1800s Poland, Halotherapy was first created by Dr. Feliks Boczkowski who witnessed that salt mine workers didn’t suffer from common respiratory ailments of the time like tuberculosis. Noticing a correlation between the salt and lung function, they decided to build sanitariums in the natural caves, creating the first salt cave. Russia developed the technology to form a microclimate based on the salt cave in the 1980s and the technology made its way to North America in the ‘90s. Read more
By Sabra Way (Bio below)
Vitamin D supplementation in the winter may have just become even more important for children with atopic dermatitis (AD). Especially, if it gets worse with the fall-to-winter transition and they have a vitamin D deficiency. A recent study found that vitamin D supplementation improved AD symptoms in just 30 days. The children received either 1000 I.U. of vitamin D or placebo every day for one month. At the end of one month the children’s symptoms improved by 29%! There was a reduction in redness, scaliness, swelling and itchiness, as well as, the total area affected by eczema. Read more
Saturday morning I stumbled out of the kitchen and into something unexpected. My two kids had set up shop in the middle of our living room. When I asked them what they were doing they said and I quote “We’re working at The Eczema Company.” Read more
Today’s guest post is from none other than Kyle Dine, food allergy role model and educator. My family and I were lucky enough to see Kyle Dine perform at a school assembly for elementary kids last year. It was awesome! Everyone was dancing, shouting out answers to Kyle’s questions about food allergies, and laughing at the antics of EpiMan (one of Kyle’s very cool puppets). Honestly, I had no idea food allergies could be so fun for anyone, much less an auditorium filled room of kids, some with food allergies, but most without. And every single one of the parents and teachers were smiling and clapping along – it was a great time! In the end we bought two of Kyle’s CDs and jammed out to them on the way home and my kids have been listening to them ever since. Their favorite songs are “Food Allergies Rock” and ” I Wrote A Song About Allergies” – you can hear them both here. Read more
I am a big believer in the healing properties of Manuka Honey for eczema. Why? Because it is the key ingredient in our go-to eczema cream. The one that has helped my son’s chronic dry, scaly eczema as well as my daughter’s more minor, red inflamed eczema. The natural cream I’m in love with, not just because it provides relief for my children, but because it really works wonders on my overly dry, sensitive skin. My husband (who is very anti-skin care products) even uses it on his face! But I digress, let’s talk more about Manuka Honey. Read more
We haven’t featured much about psoriasis on our blog to date, but I’d like that to change. The condition is very similar to eczema, both physically and psychologically. so I hope today’s post will be both educational and inspiring for everyone. I love that the Skin Impressions campaign is helping those with chronic skin conditions to feel comfortable in their skin again.
- Jennifer Read more
By Cyndi Prince (bio below)
Chances are, you or someone you know, suffers from eczema. The condition is a chronic and reoccurring inflammation of the skin; extremely itchy and usually resulting in patchy rashes on different parts of the body. Sufferers often experience heightened sensitivities to scents and irritants found in soaps, lotions and other products that come in contact with skin.
And what contacts our skin most? Clothes! Most families use laundry detergents, softeners and dryer sheets that are chemically scented. These chemicals are soaked into fabrics that you wear and the sheets that you sleep on, which can be a source of extreme irritation for an eczema sufferer. Read more