Eczema News – Childhood Eczema linked to Headaches

In a paper published August 2015 Journal of Allergy and Clinical Immunology, Dr Jonathan Silverberg studied an association between eczema and headaches. The cause of headaches could have come from (i) sleep disturbances or (ii) fatigue that eczema children suffer from. Method of study: Analysis of data from 401,002 children and adolescents in 19 US population-based […]

Life of Eczema Girl – I just STARTED Sleeping!

This is the 24th of my 2nd cartoon series, ‘LIFE OF AN ECZEMA GIRL’. For more cartoon in this series, check out here. More on sleep and its importance, Heidi Murkoff’s sleep tips (those for babies with eczema) and on music and sleep!

Rise and Shine Feature – Parenting workshop with Heidi Murkoff on Baby Sleep

From 27 to 29 September 2013, Rise and Shine Expo, an informative expo to raise happy and healthy children was held in Singapore. There were more than 100 seminars, workshops and trial classes held and I’m privileged to have the front seat to the workshop by Heidi Murkoff, titled ‘What to Expect in the First Year’. […]

Sleep tips for Eczema Baby at OzSuperNanny Hangout

This is again another fun and informative hangout with parenting expert, Angela Jacobsen. The hangout was on Baby Sleep, and below are some Q&A relevant for babies with eczema. Q: What do you suggest the best routine for bedtime? A: Routine can including feeding the baby, followed by bath, pajamas, quiet time (transition to less […]

SOMEONE manages TWO kids!

This is a new series focused on personal journey with eczema while managing a certain aspect of life. Today, we have Jennifer Roberge, whose eldest son Tristan has had eczema from three-month old and shares how she manages taking care of him while having another child. Jennifer is a blogger at It’s an Itchy Little […]

Skin Advice I’ve Learnt from Cosmopolitan (Singapore)

Yes, I’ve actually learnt some new skin-related information from reading Cosmo. In case you’re wondering whether their advice for couples is useful, yes, I think it’s well-written too. I’m just going to list down the skin advice I’ve learnt from this issue. #1 Skin around the eye is very thin, thus more prone to fine […]

Does Music Help your Baby Sleep Better?

For us parents with eczema children, we know how difficult it is for our children to have a good night’s sleep. A lack of sleep negatively affects our children’s development and if music can help our children sleep better, why not? For me, I have been singing “ABC Song” and “Twinkle Twinkle Little Stars” to […]

Is Eczema affecting your Child’s Sleep?

About 60 to 80 percent of children with eczema suffers from sleep disturbance, resulting in about 2.5 hours less of sleep per night. As you know, as a parent of eczema child, our sleep is affected too! (and usually we get cranky, tired, irritable when sleep is disturbed for consecutive days, usually days when there […]

Top 5 Tips to help your eczema child sleep better

Is your child sleeping well at night? More likely than not, children with eczema tend to have poorer sleep due to eczema flares or scratching. My baby Marcie at 18 months is still co-sleeping with us, and it has helped her to sleep better (though it hasn’t helped me to sleep better, but as you […]

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. […]