When the weather outside is frightful, it doesn’t always leave your skin feeling delightful. In fact, cold temperatures, windy days and dry heat leave many people with itchy, dry skin. Some people deal with eczema only during the winter months, and those who deal with it year-round often find that winter exacerbates the condition, especially for babies.
What is Eczema?
Eczema is a condition where patches of skin become inflamed, itchy, red, cracked, and rough. Blisters may sometimes occur. It’s a group of skin conditions that result in the skin becoming irritated or inflamed. Atopic dermatitis is the most common form of eczema, although other types exist.
It’s estimated that about 3 percent of adults and children in the United States deal with this skin condition, and individuals who suffer from eczema end up with itchy skin. A rash often appears and skin may also appear scaly, dry or thick.
While eczema can be controlled, some individuals have flare-ups of the condition that may occur in response to certain conditions or substances, like the dry conditions that often come with winter. Even exposure to coarse or rough materials is enough to aggravate eczema in some individuals.
The Importance Of Crib Sheets
Crib sheets are important for covering the mattress. The reason is that it provides warmth and comfort to your child while sleeping. This is especially important if you are looking for the best crib sheets for baby with eczema. The skin of baby with eczema is particularly sensitive, so please choose your crib sheets more carefully.There are several features and materials to keep in mind .
Some comments about sheets for baby with eczema
If you don't think this is a serious problem, let's take a look at what people are saying.
- My 8 month old has eczema and the patches on his cheeks have recently got a lot worse - much more red, 'wet' and easily infected - and I think it might be because he's rolling over and sleeping on his tummy and rubbing his face on the sheet. He has ordinary mothercare brushed cotton sheets. Are these bad for babies with eczema? Should he be using something else? If so, what should I look for in a sheet and where do I get it from? He uses an organic cotton sleeping bag with nickel free zip and this seems to be okay. Thanks everyone!
2.Cotton should be fine - maybe it is what the sheet is washed in? are you doing non-bio etc? also if he is repeatedly infecting, maybe you need to change the sheet daily, or if that is a bit of a bore, cover the sheet with a muslin at head level and change that daily? the muslin might also be cooler and a bit less abrasive than the brushed cotton.
It may also be that he is just dribbling a bit more and lying on it because he is on his front, which may irritate his cheeks. I don't know if you can do much about that, but maybe doubling up with a muslin will again soak that up a bit more than the sheets?
my only other thought is if you have a cot mattress like mine - cotton ticking on one side and plastic on the other - maybe try and turn it so he is sleeping on the cotton side rather than the plastic side, as it may let everything breathe a bit better. But that may be a long shot...
3.Thanks everyone - you've saved me spending money on stuff I don't need - brilliant! I wash the sheet most days because it's sticky and dribbly so I'll make sure I do it every day. I do so much washing that one extra little sheet won't make too much difference! He has Fucidin antibiotic cream but perhaps he needs a course of antibiotics. I'll speak to the GP tomorrow.
Isn't eczema awful? I've never had it but I hate seeing my baby itchy and sore, and hate feeling like I can only do so much to help. It's hard for mums to cope with too. You know what I mean....
BilobanSheets - Why we’re the Best Sheets for People with Eczema
1.BilobanSheets are made from high-performance, breathable poly fiber – the same material that’s used for athletic-grade exercise clothing. Here’s a look at some of the BilobanSheets benefits that make them stand out as the best sheets for people with eczema.
2.Soft and skin-friendly – If your skin is already dry, irritated and itchy, the last thing you want are sheets that feels scratchy. BilobanSheets are soft and skin-friendly, even if you put them on your bed right out of the package. They feel wonderful on your skin.
3.Durable and Washable – Ever had those little balls build up on your sheets after you wash them several times? Those roly-polies don’t feel good on sensitive, dry skin. BilobanSheets are durable and washable with proper care, even after many washes.
4.Moisture-Wicking Properties – Do you deal with night sweats along with eczema? If so, you’ll love the moisture-wicking properties of BilobanSheets. These polyfiber sheets use advanced technology to achieve a tight weave that naturally repels liquids. Instead of absorbing moisture as cotton does, it actually wicks away sweat and moisture so you stay cool and dry throughout the night.
5.Hypoallergenic – BilobanSheets are hypoallergenic, which makes them an excellent choice for people with eczema, sensitive skin and allergies.
6.Stain Resistant – These sheets are designed to be stain resistant so stains won’t set in quickly. Although as with any stain, early treatment is key. They also dry super-fast, so they’ll be ready to go back on the bed after drying for just 20 minutes on medium heat in the dryer.
7.They Don’t Fade – To prevent skin problems, it’s important to wash your sheets weekly. The great thing about BilobanSheets is that the colors won’t fade and the whites won’t become dingy, even if you wash them weekly. That means your sheets will continue to look beautiful even if you use them all the time.
Baby skins are soft and very much sensitive, and nursing mothers should be careful of things that come in direct contact with your baby’s skin—stuff like dresses, beddings, stockings, and so on. If your little one has eczema that makes his skin even more sensitive, it is very much advisable to use soft and breathable organic cotton sheets that will fit the mattress. Also, ensure you wash your baby’s bed sheet often as dirty bedsheets can also be harsh on your baby skin.