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MOMMY MONDAYS: TIPS FOR THE UNCONTROLLABLE SCRATCHING TODDLER

I love how the ‘Incredibles’ movie finally showed moms as we truly are: Super Heroes! And this coming Monday will be the start of “MOMMY Mondays”. A     chance for moms to share with other moms who may be new to eczema or may have run out of ideas on our SMN Facebook page! With every Monday comes a new topic, idea or question. Most of us can imagine this: Walking past your little one’s room and you can’t help but hear your uncontrollable scratching toddler at work! And as you get closer, you notice new red patches. Immediately, you move into action (like the super Read More

MILD ECZEMA? WHAT IS ECZEMA?

What is that? How does it start? When does the madness end? Does it end? These are some of the many questions that cloud parents’ minds after their child has been diagnosed with eczema. If you have never experienced eczema before, it can be shocking to see the inflammed patches take over your little ones body. And the scratching can be literally nonstop! Not to mention, the bewildered looks from strangers looking at your child’s skin. So what’s a parent to do?   So what exactly is eczema? Eczema goes far beyond dry skin or a bit of an itch. Read More

DAIRY ALLERGIES JUST GOT EASIER

In the US, the American cow has taken over. We are addicted to dairy: cheese, yogurt, and especially milk. Yet, having a toddler with dairy allergies can prove to be challenging unless you’re open to new ideas and flavors. Today’s technologies and innovations has given us many alternative options: rice, soy, almond and goats milk. New to some and known to others, I’ve recently come across hemp milk. There are pros and cons to any milk outside of breastmilk. Will it have enough nutrients? Is it medically healthy? Does it contain omega-3 and 6s? Is it safe? What are the Read More