*This post is brought to you in collaboration with Itchy Baby Co.
Any parent who has ever experienced the anguish caused by the eczema experience within their own home, will know only too well that the condition, though common, is an extremely difficult one to treat.
The prevalence of eczema is quite rampant in babies and young children. Most will thankfully, eventually grow out of the condition, but some will not. Either way, it's a long journey for all involved along the way.
Sometimes bouts of eczema can be triggered by an environmental cause. Other times, there can be an hereditary link. Many times, (and possibly most annoyingly), there is simply no known reason for a flare up. From our own personal experience though, an outbreak of this debilitating skin condition is usually triggered by a combination of all of these elements that together, produce the dreaded redness, scaly patches and associated itchiness that mark the affliction.
Members within my own family have either suffered from eczema in the past, or continue to battle through this condition to this day, including myself!
We've had all kinds of eczema experiences over the years since becoming parents. Some triggers we identified as being initiated by allergies to certain foods in our kids. In other more serious cases, a couple of our children suffered through years of intense scaly patches along with skin thickening, deep crevices and bleeding. (Thank goodness that passed!) Less extreme but equally frustrating, are the scaly red patches that appear from nowhere and linger for extended periods with that intense itch that never lets up night or day. This latter form of the condition is basically where we're at now as a family at this time of the year, as we teeter on the edge of the colder months.
Given that our two youngest children and myself are still very much afflicted by this aggravating skin condition, when offered the chance to trial an entirely natural product to relieve our issues, it was an opportunity we couldn't pass-up.
There are so many products out there to treat eczema and certainly some very effective (though not so skin-friendly), pharmacy formulations too. Like most parents though, when it comes to our precious children, we like to go natural all the way, where possible.
The aptly named Itchy Baby Co. have a program of skin formulations designed to target the itch and flares of eczema via a series of soothing bath soaks, creams and oils. All Itchy Baby Co. products contain ingredients sourced from nature and consist of highly effective colloidal oatmeal and coconut oil bases.
|Organic shea butter, organic coconut oil and natural colloidal oatmeal combine in this effective cream.|
The Itchy Baby Co. was founded by a pharmacist and mother (Julia Simmonds), whose own toddler suffered from an extreme case of eczema covering 75 percent of his body. Her son's needs gave rise to the brand and it's one that has already impressed this family.
In recent weeks I had begun to experience patches of seasonal eczema on my forearms, so I was able to quickly put the Itchy Baby Co. products to the test. (Don't be misled by the product name, these work well on everybody.)
I am already stoked to share my results using the Natural Oatmeal Moisturiser with Organic Coconut (pictured above). I rubbed this cream into my newly-hatched eczema patches up to three times a day. By day four, there were no tell-tale red areas or itchy patches to indicate the eczema was ever there! Best of all though, I never needed to touch-up with cortisone creams either, (to calm the itch), so this result in such a short period of time really shines for me. I found the fine texture and delicate coconut scent very pleasant to use, and the constituents really did magically ease the itch.
Itchy Baby Co.'s Natural Oatmeal Moisturiser with Organic Coconut is now in my mum bag as my moisturiser of choice for the winter season. A 150gm tube is priced at $21. Please feel fee to try it. It really works.
Another hurdle many eczema sufferers deal with daily, is an itchy scalp. My own family have this eternally annoying condition (all with thanks to mum!). I have personally battled this infuriating condition my whole life. When I received this bottle of product designed specifically to deal with this issue, I was very curious to put this one to the test!
So much of the eczema syndrome is simply about preventing moisture loss and this Natural Scalp Oil is ideal for doing just this, while effectively relieving the itch too. The oat extract within forms a delicate barrier on the scalp and this traps moisture beneath the formulation. The product offers instant relief from itchiness and gives hair a glossy finish while it does its job. (A bonus!) Natural Scalp Oil is also enhanced with calendula which has proven soothing and healing properties.
To use this product, just massage a small amount into your child's damp scalp after a bath.
I have personally found this to be very soothing on my own scalp condition and I am now using this regularly. It makes a fab hair mask which I like to apply before a hair wash too. My young children seem to enjoy using this product also.
|Itchy Baby Co. Natural Scalp Oil 100ml $18.|
For all-over eczema battles, Itchy Baby Co. have a series of effective bath soaks which are ideal for both eczema prevention and relief. Kids generally love a soak in the bath, so the delivery of these wonderful natural ingredients via a fun and reliable method is readily received by children of all ages.
|Itchy Baby Co. Bath Soaks priced between $14-$16 a pack.|
There are three, 200gm bath soaks available in the Itchy Baby Co. range: Natural Oatmeal Bath Soak, Natural Oatmeal Bath Soak with Goats Milk and Organic Coconut and Natural Oatmeal Bath Soak with Goats Milk. Each pack comes with its own spoon to deliver 2 heaped scoops of goodness to each bath.
The Itchy Baby Co. Bath Soaks work by leaving a film of naturally effective ingredients that trap moisture against the skin. The aromas are lush and natural. While we have tried these out on the kids (who at this stage are relatively eczema free), I am eager to see the full product effectiveness when winter hits shortly. For us, the colder months are a time of full-blown eczema breakouts. These soaks will no doubt be invaluable to us when this occurs.
For more information on the Itchy Baby Co. brand and products, please visit Itchy Baby Co. online.
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valued at $55 to try out on your own child!
We have one prize pack to giveaway which includes the following:
1 x Natural Oatmeal Bath Soak
1 x Natural Oatmeal Bath Soak with Goats Milk
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and 1 x Natural Oatmeal Moisturiser with Organic Coconut.
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