Taking care of our baby with eczema consumes much time and energy – from starting the day tired due to the lack of sleep, to keeping our eyes on our baby lest there’s scratching (and we know seconds are all it take for them to scratch till bleeding!), to caring for our baby who is totally dependent on us. One thought that came to me is while a baby adds to the family, it may feel like I’m losing existing family members due to less time with them, more stress and strain that comes with caring for an eczema baby.
A child is a blessing and our daughter Marcie has certainly been one. It certainly wasn’t an easy journey, with many kinks that appear in my relationships with family which take years to smoothen, and strengthen. It is a daily challenge to love the people around us, and much more challenging when we are undergoing trials. I pray that while caring for your child with eczema, the love, joy and peace in your relationships with other family members will not weaken but strengthen.
Psalm 127:3-5: Behold, children are a heritage from the Lord, the fruit of the womb a reward.
Dear God, I thank you for giving me this baby. You know the time and energy needed to care for her and you know how our relationships with my other family members change. I pray that you give me the wisdom and love to love my family, so that our family can grow not only in strength but in abounding love, in Jesus’ name, Amen.
Children are a blessing from God to your family.
4 replies on “Mom-E-votional – Not Losing Family”
Have you tried putting mittens on your baby’s hands at night to try and prevent them from scratching at night? It doesn’t say how old your baby is in this post, but a new born has the mitts to keep them from scratching their face. You could try that. If your baby is a bit older, you might find some gloves or even socks that would work to prevent scratching.
Again depending on your baby’s age, swaddling might help too. Those halo sacks are awesome.
A toddler would do well with those footed PJ’s. They don’t have to be the thick ones unless it is cold. My youngest can’t unzip his and he is 2.5.
Thanks Christy! My child now mainly scratches her head, what’s the thing about itchy bed the minute you mention ‘bedtime’!
Thank you for the tips, all the best to your lovely blog in 2014!
Maybe it is a nervous habit that she does at bedtime in order to try to stay up. Kids will be kids and will come up with tons of ideas to avoid bed time. 🙂
Tell me about the tons of ideas! After she exhausted all ideas, then she starts off with the scratching head and lately, poo after everything and lights off! Gosh!