Many families find that baby eczema is at its most persistent during the cold dry winter months. Thankfully, with a little planning its possible to reduce the severity and associated discomfort of eczema all season long.
Why Is My Baby’s Eczema Worse in the Winter?
Eczema is caused by a complex combination of genetics and environmental factors. Unfortunately, many of these external triggers are at their worst this time of year. For example, cold, dry air outside and forced heated air inside create a double recipe for irritated skin. Add to this the typical extra layers of clothing (including increased use of fabrics like wool that can be problematic with sensitive skin) and keeping baby’s skin clear can be a day-to-day struggle.
Caring for Winter Eczema
Although there isn’t a cure for eczema, there are several steps you can take to help minimise its impact. Layering cotton clothing can help skin breathe while still keeping baby warm. Readily available little mitts can protect tiny fingers from cold temperatures while also reducing their ability to scratch and further damage the skin. Keeping baths brief and limiting exposure to extreme temperatures in general can also help. One of the simplest steps you can take is to use appropriate products to keep skin clean and consistently moisturized.
Baby Eczema Cream
Featuring naturally soothing ingredients like colloidal oatmeal and Aloe Vera, products like Little Bodies Eczema Cream are specially formulated to relieve redness, itchiness, and dryness associated with eczema without harming delicate infant skin. When used in conjunction with a soap-free, pH balanced wash and shampoo, these kinds of products can be an important part of your defence against cold weather flare-ups.
Winter weather can be hard on babies who experience eczema. Thankfully, with a little effort it’s possible to enjoy the cold season while keeping skin irritation in check.