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A Pampering Guide to Nurturing a Newborn with Eczema

A Pampering Guide to Nurturing a Newborn with Eczema

Feeling helpless in caring for your little one's compromised skin barrier can be excruciatingly painful, especially if you’re a first-time parent, but starting with the basics is key!

In collaboration with our friends at Cuddle Sprouts we've compiled an easy-to-read guide focusing on two crucial aspects when battling infant eczema: Selecting the right body care products and choosing the appropriate fabrics for your baby's delicate skin.


Healing and Protecting the Skin Barrier:

The stratum corneum, the outermost layer of the skin, stands as a crucial defender against environmental stressors. When it comes to infants with eczema-prone skin, preserving the health of this protective barrier takes precedence.

 

Avoid Unnecessary Additives:

  • Reducing the amount of ingredients in a product reduces the risk of triggering eczema symptoms. By knowing which ingredients you are using, you can easily identify triggers.
  • Choose products with short and simple ingredient lists, along with premium mild surfactants. If you’re unsure where to start- learn why we formulate with: Sodium Laurylglucosides Hydroxypropylsulfonate


Understanding Fragrance-Free vs. Non-Scented:

  • Fragrance-Free: Indicates the absence of added scents or perfumes. 
  • Products labeled as fragrance-free do not include any additional fragrance ingredients to alter the product's natural smell.

  • Non-Scented: This implies that no masking agents are used to cover natural odors, but it doesn't necessarily mean the product is entirely free of fragrance. Non-scented products may still contain fragrance ingredients to neutralize or mask inherent scents.
  • Choose fragrance-free products to eliminate the risk of potential irritants.

Protective Measures:

Gentle cleansing with mild, fragrance-free cleansers is foundational for maintaining well-being. However, cleansing alone is not the endpoint of this journey. Focus on repair and reinforcement beyond cleanliness is where healing happens.


Skin-Repairing Ingredients:

  • In addition to gentle cleansing, it's crucial to include skin-repairing ingredients such as beta-glucan. Beta-glucan plays a vital role in the healing process, actively repairing and strengthening the outermost layer of the skin, known as the stratum corneum.
  • Eczema is a result of the degradation of this skin barrier. The most effective method to address eczema is by restoring the skin barrier's health, providing defense and shielding against environmental stressors or triggers.
  • Dabble Ducky, enriched with beta-glucan, proactively safeguards and fortifies the skin barrier. It offers a comprehensive solution with dual action, promoting both the healing of the skin and the fortification of its natural protective barrier.

  • Introduce Elements Gradually:
      • When introducing new elements to your baby's skincare routine, do so gradually and monitor their skin reactions.
      • Understanding skincare ingredients is key to ensuring a healthier and more comfortable experience for your baby. This foresight not only contributes to your baby's present well-being but also makes it easier to pinpoint possible triggers in the future.

    Pin-pointing Triggers by Selecting the Right Fabric for Your Baby's Delicate Skin.

    A pivotal consideration in caring for infants with eczema is the deliberate selection of fabrics for their living and sleeping environments.

    Given the delicate and sensitive nature of infant skin, a considerate approach to textile selection is necessary. The fabrics in direct contact with the skin have the potential to either worsen or alleviate eczema symptoms. Here are key factors to consider:

    • Friction and Irritation:
      • Choose gentle fabrics like Tencel Lyocell to reduce friction and irritation on sensitive skin, especially for babies prone to eczema.
    • Breathability:
      • Opt for fabrics that promote optimal air circulation to prevent overheating and ensure a comfortable environment for your baby. 
    • Thermoregulation:
      • Select fabrics that adapt to your baby's body temperature, providing comfort in various climates and suitable for all seasons.
    • Moisture-Wicking:
      • Prioritize fabrics with effective moisture-wicking properties to keep the fabric dry and minimize the risk of irritation caused by dampness.
    • Hypoallergenic Nature:
      • Choose fabrics with hypoallergenic properties, such as Tencel, for a safe and gentle choice for babies with eczema or other skin sensitivities.

    To nurture your baby's sensitive skin affected by eczema, it's essential to strike a balance between mindful skincare and thoughtful fabric choices. 

     As you begin this journey, focus on gentle cleansing, incorporating skin-repairing ingredients like beta-glucan, and carefully selecting fabrics like Tencel.

    Dabble Ducky's commitment to protective formulations with beta-glucan makes it a proactive ally in fortifying your baby's skin barrier.

    Additionally, Cuddle Sprout's TENCEL™ fabric, known for its superior softness, optimal breathability, moisture-wicking properties and hypoallergenic nature, is perfect for pampering sensitive and eczema-prone skin.

    By combining the right skincare products and fabrics, you not only ensure comfort but actively contribute to your little one's overall skin health. 

    Together we can make wise choices, embrace the journey, and experience the joy of pampering our baby's eczema-prone skin with care and comfort.

    Enter our Instagram Giveaway before 2/05/2024 for a chance to win (1) Dabble Ducky Infant Essential Set, and (1) Blueberry Dreams, Sleep Sack by Cuddle Sprout 

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