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The Eczema Struggle

If you’ve lived with eczema, you know that it can consist of itchy, scaly outbreaks on your skin that can take some time to soothe and alleviate the condition.

Now, give those symptoms to an infant and you’ve got fussiness and skin scratched raw (and often bloody), plus an awful lot of feeling awful for your beautiful little squish.

At least, that’s how we feel for our 6-month-old, Hannah.

Our older son has dealt with eczema (it’s better now but conditions still pop up) and looking back at how rough his first year was, I’m wondering if some of his overall fussiness was linked to this condition. It’s strange how time away gives you that kind of perspective. (Plus, he was our first so we were all unsure.)

We’ve heard from our doctor and his nurses some suggestions to deal with it, but my husband recently consulted with a dermatologist Read More

Oh So Amazing–Oatmeal!

English: Oatmeal Русский: Овсяныехлопья

There are many reasons that parents to decide to cloth-diaper their babies. Some to save money, some to reduce the amount of waste they put into landfills and some because they want to keep the chemicals and toxins founds in disposable diapers and disposable wipes away from their baby’s sensitive skin.  Two out my three children have extremely sensitive skin.  They are prone to eczema, rashes and minor irritations from many products that my oldest daughter can easily tolerate. One of the most common, all natural and soothing treatments for inflamed, itchy and irritated skin is an oatmeal bath. You can buy pre-made oatmeal bath products or you can simply fill a small cloth bag with raw, whole oats, tie it with a string and toss into a warm bath.

Here are some interesting facts about oatmeal:

  • Oatmeal contains saponins! If I hadn’t just written a blog
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