This time of year is really harsh on the little one’s skin. Poor Elsie and Bella are both really suffering with eczema at the moment. For Elsie, I think it’s a combination of the tail end of the failed milk ladder, and for Bella it’s probably the cold air and warm central heating causing havoc. Whatever the cause, they are both covered in dry, red patches all over their arms, legs and tummies at the moment. We’re a little stuck with what to use on it too, seeing as they both have very sensitive skin. Recently though, we were sent a winter skin care package from Bepanthen, so I thought I’d put together a few tips on winter skin care for babies. Please leave me your tips in the comments too- we’ll try anything!
Know your rashes
Apparently lots of babies are born with dry skin, or baby eczema as my midwife called it. Its quite normal, and usually clears up by itself so is nothing to worry about. The three younger ones, however, all suffered with it long after it was supposed to have gone. I must admit to being a bit of a worrier when it comes to rashes, and I always have a meningitis check list in the baby’s room so that I can rule that out first. But when it comes to eczema I can still be a little flumoxed! Since Luka and Esie both suffer with allergies, it’s sometimes a little difficult to know whether it’s eczema or a reaction to something they’ve eaten. There’s a really good article on the Bepanthen site on the different types of rashes babies get, well worth a read….