First of all, I’m starting to incorporate videos into my blog, so that parents who are busy or who likes to view videos on Youtube can access to the vast skincare, nutrition and parenting tips for eczema families! I NEED YOUR SUPPORT, do subscribe to my EczemaBlues channel here. As I’m just starting out, and camera-shy, the video is my voice over slides that I prepared. Do share your comments pleeease on how I can improve them.
So, this video is part of baby skincare series, where the first thing to do is to recognize if the baby rash is one of those common ones which you needn’t be worried about, or eczema (which you have to be). Common baby rash are:
Baby acne – due to hormones and will clear on its own
Milia – due to trapped skin and will disappear on its own
No specific treatment needed for above, only gently cleanse the baby’s skin.
Heat rash – due to clogged pores as baby’s sweat glands are underdeveloped and occlusion from thick clothes and blanket can trigger the heat rash. Choose light clothing and don’t over-wrap the baby! Baby’s skin is not able to regulate body temperature as well as adult’s.
The other common rash is cradle cap, where you can find more in link here.
Diaper rash is also another common rash, which is a form of irritant contact dermatitis. Air the baby’s bottom, gentle cleanse it and choose a non-fragrance barrier cream.
Eczema is one of the common baby rash (affects 20% of children) which is NOT OK to leave untreated, particularly if your child’s eczema is more than mild. I made the mistake of not recognizing it, and on hindsight, I ought to have known as my baby was twitching and trying to rub her face on the pillow.
Do watch the video for more details and a transcript is also included (in case you want to tune out my voice!). This is my very first skincare video, appreciate your comment, good and bad! Thank you!