For a long time now parents of babies have found that baby sleeping bags are a worthwhile investment in helping their child sleep safely and soundly. Babies and toddlers with eczema are even more in need of the healing rest sleep provides, yet the itching, scratching and overheating from bedding often denies them this basic need. We all know that a child who doesn’t get the healing rest they need ends up cranky, more prone to illness, and a lot harder to manage during the day – eczema babies who are already itchy and irritable doesn’t need these things on top of their existing discomfort!
Sleeping bags can provide your eczema child with a comforting, temperature-controlled, soft, and soothing material to wrap up in so that sleep can come easily and rest can be healing and rejuvenating. In addition to the comfort that your child will get from a quality sleeping bag, there are all kinds of other benefits that you’ll be thrilled to know about!
The Perfect Temperature
Especially when you choose high-end breathable fabrics like bamboo and cotton, a sleeping bag can help naturally regulate temperature so that your child never gets hot and sweaty in the summer or cold and clammy in the winter. Temperature control is one of the best ways to soothe the skin and keep eczema flare ups at bay.
Did you know that a good sleeping bag can actually replace several blankets and sheets? They’re virtually self-contained and smaller than sheet sets, so you’ll be buying, washing, drying, and replacing blankets a whole lot less. Many baby sleeping bags now also come in specially designed one size fits right through from young baby through to toddler sizes, which again saves you money on needing to update expensive sleeping bags every few months when your child grows.
The trick to using these sleeping bags on younger babies who might still like to feel tucked in, is to pop your baby into the sleeping bag, do it up and then lie them on their back with feet near the bottom of the cot. You can then tuck the excess fabric underneath their legs. This can help give them a feeling of tucked in security yet as they become bigger and more active they are still able to wriggle around safely in their cot.
Say No To Moisture!
Sweat and atmospheric moisture sitting on the skin at night are one of the most aggressive causes of eczema flare ups and itching. Sleeping bags help wick excess moisture off the skin so that it can evaporate into the air and stay away from where it can cause trouble. If you find that moisture irritates your child’s skin or their eczema flare ups, a sleeping bag, especially one made of moisture wicking bamboo could be the perfect simple solution.
No Scratch Zone
Most sleeping bags are sleeveless, which isn’t much of a help for a scratching little one, yet there’s a sleeping bag like the Bamboo Bubby Bag with its uniquely design enclosed sleeve helps keep hands in check so that they can’t engage in unconscious scratching all night long. This is the leading cause of infections and irritation in eczema flare ups. This clever sleeve design helps create a soft, strong barrier between the fingers and the skin so that damage can’t be done when rest should be happening.
After a couple of weeks’ of use, your child will start looking at having their sleeping bag put on as a queue that it’s time to sleep. This can be a powerful way to help trigger the rest process to help your child wind down and get ready to doze off.
Wrap your child up in a sleeping bag, like the Bamboo Bubby Bag, created with soft, soothing bamboo material. In just a few nights’ time you’ll see your child’s skin become less irritate while they get more restful sleep (and so do you!).