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Eczema sleepsuits for a 2 year old?

(13 Posts)
Lizzietow Sat 23-Feb-13 16:08:11

Hi- can anyone recommend a good sleepsuit with feet in to stop my little one scratching her legs at night? There seem to be quite a lot online- I just wondered if anyone had good/bad experiences of them. Thanks.

Ploppytom Sat 23-Feb-13 16:34:59

My son developed severe eczema as a young baby. It covered his little body, and would keep him awake constantly. In the end he was referred to Great Ormond Street Hosp, who gave special suits to wear at night to stop the scratching. They made him hot, and he was distressed because he would itch more. I was really concerned with the amount of strong creams/bath oils/special washes that he was having to use morning and night. My sister, a midwife, recommended that I try homopathy. I had to pay, but it was the best thing I did. It took just under a year to work, but he has just turned 5 years old and started School last September with clear skin. Now he just has a wash with Sanex in the bath, and has not woken up in the night due to itching for almost 2 years....

Maybe your little one could try a grobag if they are young enough?

eragon Sun 24-Feb-13 00:04:51

If being warm is a problem then keeping cool is best for those infants.

we used some eczema suits but had to cut a hole in fold over mittons so he could suck his thumb for comfort. was very useful when child had chicken pox and eczema flare up!

most children outgrow this severe form of eczema by five, and often improves or changes depending on time of year and state of health. (atopic march)

I would ask for environmental blood tests to look for causes, but even so this doesnt always work for some.
I would change creams/prescriptions from gp until you find something that works, and keep up a soild eczema treatment plan. For instance all over body moisterisation about five times a day.

Hygeine is important, as its easy for skin to become infected and lead to greater strength of steriod creams and antibiotics. low percentage creams do help if correctly given.

I would personally not bother with alternative therapys if you suspect that food may be an issue or environmental allergies.

have to say that I personally dont think that homepathy works, and would never recommend it.
I think the ezcema society charity would be my first port of call for advice, and perhaps contacts for recomended clothing.

Angeoxford Sun 24-Feb-13 18:39:54

Try these they are amazing
http://www.scratchsleeves.co.uk/

Good luck x

lulabelleg Sun 24-Feb-13 18:46:48

I used the legging things from this range. I felt I would try anything at the time http://www.eczemaclothing.com/category/silver-soothe-range . they helped by keeping lots of cream on and are double thick at ankles so DS couldn't scratch them against each other, or with hands. He grew out of eczema when about 9 months when dairy allergy discovered and I stopped having dairy as well (bf). Can be lots of reasons though but good luck.

nickelbabe Sun 24-Feb-13 18:50:28

we use eczema clothing tops that have got the integrated hands.

I also sewed some foldover cuffs onto normal pyjamas. that works really well because you can give the hands back for breakfast.

CinnamonStix Sun 24-Feb-13 18:51:19

Next and Asda do babygrows with mittens you can fold over. They're the only shops I've found which go up to two years. As for sleep bags, you can get them up to 36+ months in TK Maxx if you don't want to spend a fortune on the Grobag (sp?) brand.

nickelbabe Sun 24-Feb-13 18:53:41

sorry - I was focussing on the scratching part rather than the legs/feet.
we find with dd that we have to stop the hands rather than cover the itchy bit, because at night she gets ever so hot so it's better to keep her feet open where we can.

nickelbabe Sun 24-Feb-13 18:54:48

cinnamon - not any more they don't.

tgey ysed to do them up to age 24months but only up to 6-9 now.
we've had to source old styles from ebay

CinnamonStix Sun 24-Feb-13 18:58:19

Really? Oh I hate that my baby knowledge is dated now DS is three! Sorry!

nickelbabe Sun 24-Feb-13 18:59:29
nickelbabe Sun 24-Feb-13 19:07:32

it only stopped last season. we got loads of 9-12mo then went back to size up to 12-18mo and all stopped. angry
very very annoyjng, especially as they were winter ones too! (would have been perfect when going out)

dippywhentired Sun 24-Feb-13 19:22:23

My DD had awful eczema (now she's 5 and it only flares up when she's ill). It was all over her legs and she'd scratch so much at night that they bled. We saw a dermatologist who recommended Dermasilk (www.dermasilk.com). It is very expensive, but can be prescribed by the GP, although it's at their discretion and ours wouldn't. We got the pyjamas and gloves and they were fantastic, they made such a difference.

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