As a parent it can be hard watching your child suffer from the symptoms of eczema,

especially when there is little you can do to immediately relieve their symptoms. We understand that you need support and direction in order to help your little one feel better. With these easy to follow steps and suggestions, you will be on your way to managing your child’s eczema in no time.

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Make Emollient Time Fun For Kids

There are a number of things you can do to make emollient “creaming time” enjoyable and fun.

If your child is very young, one way of applying emollient is by massage, which could turn “creaming time” into a very special and relaxing bonding time for you and your baby.

This could become part of your baby's bedtime routine, e.g. after a bath and before bedtime. This may also have a calming effect and can help your baby sleep.

To create a calming effect, make sure you bring an end to any distractions in the room. However, low volume relaxing music can add to the experience and be very soothing for both you and your baby. If your child is a little older and requires more distraction, you could use a special DVD of one of their favourite programmes that they are only allowed to watch while you are applying the emollient to their whole body. This will cause your little one to look forward to emollient time and eliminate any negative associations with creaming time.

You can also use a special doll that your child is allowed to apply small amounts of emollient to while you are applying it to your child. This method not only presents a distraction, but can also help your child better understand why it's important to apply emollient regularly and to the whole body.

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