Many times with young children with eczema, parents have to be creative in distracting their child from scratching. It can be very difficult when the child is an infant, as there are fewer ways to distract a baby. Distracting from Scratching The main way to distract your little one from scratching is by keeping the mind and fingers occupied, for instance: Expose your baby to toys that help develop motor skills, such as blocks or fitting big pieces of puzzles. This has the benefits of both intellectual and physical development. Engage your baby in music, arts or dance. For younger children, Read More
…It’s More Than Just Itchy Skin!
What started off as excitement for the upcoming winter holidays, turned into a big ball of stress mess! Apparently, my husband had been under more stress than he alluded to when he suddenly broke out into shingles. Yes, typically shingles affects seniors, yet those affected recently are younger and younger. Shingles hit our home and quickly spread to the kids. For the past 5 weeks, we’ve been battling itchy skin on a new level. Here’s the top 8 things we couldn’t (and didn’t want) to be without! 1. ScratchMeNots! I thought eczema was bad, yet chicken pox on top of eczema takes itchy Read More
Despite a parent’s best efforts, your little one may still find ways to scratch and is often very ‘resourceful’. Limiting Scratching Damage To keep skin damage bay: Keep your baby’s nails short Wear ScratchMeNot mittens; Babies and young children with eczema are very good at removing the traditional mittens as the itch is unbearable – consider getting mittens specially designed for them which are harder to remove Wear long-sleeve light cotton clothing designed for eczema children – for instance, they are made with materials that have undergone chemical testing, gentle, with labels and seams on the outside For young children, parents can help to take Read More
The sensory diet may prove to be a great diet for any child. Upon first glance, it’s easy to assume that the word diet is food related. However in the Sensory Processing Disorder ( SPD ), I’ve come to see that this sensory diet is a diet of individualized activities catered to help a child function better in various environments. Typically these diets are created by occupational therapists with the child and family’s needs in mind. The goal of the “sensory diet is a simple way to expose a child a well balanced set of activities to reach an optimal Read More
It’s a crazy world of juggling a family, business and a host of responsibilities and it’s time to reboot my kids diet. I find myself in a rut with what to feed my family. Lately, I’ve noticed our staple meals include a lot of starches. To the point of my son asking for rice for breakfast! Purchasing the 50lb bag of rice from Costco may not have been the best decision in hindsight. While I’m able to steer clear our family’s food allergies quite easily, I admit I’ve become complacent by eating a lopsided diet. We definitely eat our veggies & meat, Read More