How to Shower your Eczema Child?

Even a simple task like bathing can generate lots of different views. If you read online, you will find some people saying that children with eczema should bathe every few days while others say that up to 3 baths a day is acceptable. From what I understand from Marcie’s doctor, the important thing for bathing […]

Top 10 Cooling Places to go with your child in Singapore

We all love a good weekend outing and I’m sure if you are parenting a child with eczema, you would have figured that the stress level can hit sky high if your child is scratching. First and foremost, you would have to figure out what triggers your child’s itch. For my baby Marcie, it’s the […]

Are you suffering from Steroid-Phobia?

You may be fearful of using steroids, as many parents (myself included) are. The fear could partly arise due to the negative news on steroid abuse by athletes and partly due to its side effects. If you have googled steroids, you will find numerous websites ‘promising’ treating eczema without using steroids. When Marcie’s doctor put […]

Taking the fear out of the Skin Prick Test

Sending a baby or a young child to a skin prick test may be fearful for you or your child. My baby girl, Marcie, had her skin prick test about 7 months old when I gave up trying to identify what triggered her eczema flares (some days I thought it’s the stage 1 food she […]

Help! What moisturiser to use on your eczema baby?

Navigating through all the moisturizers out there to find the right one for your baby can be a nightmare. My baby Marcie has tried various lotions and creams (I remembered when the household budget burst due to many trial and error purchases and our cabinets stacked full of different moisturizers) and finally settled on using […]

Why Scratching Feels So Good but is So Bad for your child

Scratching. Maybe my baby knows this word better than Daddy or Mommy. Since about a month old, Marcie started to be able to scratch her head and soon it’s her face, hands, legs and body. Scratching is like a reflex and a relief to itch and studies are still being carried out to understand the […]

What Triggers Itch?

In my page on eczema tips, one of the most important step is to “know the triggers in order to control them“. I feel that this is very crucial, because it takes a lot of guesswork (and stress out) of managing your child’s eczema. I remembered that at one time when Marcie started on solids, […]

Is Co-Sleeping good or bad for eczema baby?

There is a whole debate out there on whether co-sleeping is good or not. Generally speaking, the ‘against-side’ has more support citing early independence for the baby. Personally, I am for co-sleeping with my baby, mainly because A LOT of scratches have been prevented as I can hold her hands anytime she scratches at night. […]

10 reasons why parents with eczema child have a tougher time

How often do you feel like tearing your hair out? Pretty often for me, especially when Marcie was between one to ten months old. Her eczema was all over her body, scalp and face and she didn’t know how to distract herself from scatching. Having been both a stay-at-home and a working mom, I fully […]

Top 10 Tricks to keep baby’s fingers busy

Keeping your baby’s fingers busy would likely be a big thing for you, as it is for me. Your baby may have already formed the habit of scratching, such as Marcie has. Marcie started scratching intensely from 3 months old and now scratches our hands, her legs or anything that is close to her. Our […]

Go Swimming with your baby

Try it if you haven’t. I was advised by allergy specialist to bring Marcie for a swim and she’s a water baby! Pool water contains chlorine which may irritate the skin. I brought Marcie for her first swim at 9 months, bathed and moisturized her immediately. There’s no problem with her skin after every swim […]

How do you know if your baby has eczema

Determining  if your baby has eczema may not be so straight forward. Being a first time mom, I remembered reading a checklist from the paediatrician on what is normal and not normal in a newborn. Rashes is one of the items listed as normal, no need to see a paediatrician. My baby Marcie has eczema […]

The One Advice from Specialist

Moisturize. Moisturize. Moisturize. A recent article published in Singapore Straits Times on 13 Jan 2011 is about how a mother tried many ways to relieve her 5-year old son from the eczema itch. Apparently, after reading this article, many other parents wrote in offering to help with their own remedies. I can fully understand how […]

Turning Blues to Bliss

Hello to all parents out there, particularly to stay at home moms raising kids with eczema or allergies.