If you are a parent who’s child or children suffers from eczema I am sure you will understand how difficult it can be to manage it. Not only is it upsetting to watch your child suffering it can also be very time consuming. 1 in 10 mums asked said that they spend 2-3 hours a week dealing with their childs eczema. That is a huge amount of time.
Both of our girls have and still do to a degree suffer with eczema. We are fortunate that despite suffering the effects of eczema it has always been fairly mild. Amelie’s suffers from time to time with bouts of eczema all over her body in little patches. She unfortunately scratches it and ends up with red sores especially on her knees, tummy and back. I struggle with her as she won’t allow me to use any creams and ultimately it either becomes a fight or I forget to do it. Harriet suffered almost straight away behind her ears and on her tummy. Hers is triggered by certain food intolerance’s. She is much more compliant however again I am ashamed to say that I have fallen into the trap of having no skin care routine in place and as such it is as when I remember. Not only that but I struggled with the previous creams we were given as I found them particularly greasy. I didn’t until now realise just how many children do suffer from eczema. I was surprised to read that 1 in 5 children and 1 in 10 adults suffer.
AVEENO has recognised the struggle many parents go through everyday to manage their childrens eczema and have put together a children’s book series, The Dry-ventures of Ellie and Eddie. The book has been created to provide parents with a useful tool to support them in the effective management of their child’s dry, eczema-prone skin. Bye Bye Dry Skin is the first book in the series which centers on the triggers of dry skin and also on bath time.
AVEENO recognises that keeping skin moisturised daily is the corner stone to managing dry, eczema-prone skin. The AVEENO products containing Colloidal Oatmeal are clinically proven to help restore the top layer of skin leaving the skin soft and comfortable. I absolutely love the AVEENO Cream. I too suffer from very dry hands especially in the colder months and I always have a tube close to hand.
Because I struggle to remember to apply lotions to the girls I have fallen in love with the AVEENO Bath & Shower Oil. The girls love it in their bath and I love to use it in the shower. The girls come out of the bath lovely and soft and has definitely made some improvement in the dryness of their skin.
You can find further details on the The Dry-Ventures of Ellie and Eddie at www.Aveeno.co.uk