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FAQ's: Baby Wipes and eczema

Thursday, 26 November 2009  |  Admin

I've had eczema myself since age 5 and although it's one of those childhood things that people often grow out of, I never did. In fact, my eczema was one of the reasons that I started Cheeky Wipes. At the time, my eczema was particularly bad on my chest and hands and I found that disposable baby wipes made my hands sore and irritated. Not a good state of affairs, when you're having to change your baby's bottom 5 times a day.
So I started using a cut up old towel and water instead...and then I added lavender to the water to keep them fresh and make them smell nice. And then I started keeping them in boxes. And finally I decided I wanted to use them out and about and what do you know, but I had a washable baby wipes kit on my hands!
Anyway, I'm digressing. I often receive emails from Mums who find that using disposable baby wipes makes their childs' eczema worse. Whilst switching to washable wipes won't cure your little one's eczema, washable wipes won't irritate their sore and sensitive skin any further. Used in conjunction with a good moisturiser and whatever your doctor prescribes, you'll soon have them feeling better. Which is better for all concerned isn't it?