This Baby Skin Issue Is More Common Than You’d Think

Here’s what you need to know about eczema.
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ByChaunie Bruisie
Updated
Jul 2020
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From that first moment of skin-to-skin contact to the endless snuggles of the newborn days, one of the earliest ways you communicate with baby is through the language of touch. But if those close moments are interrupted by discomfort (think: red, itchy and inflamed skin or lots of squirming and scratching), baby may be suffering from a very common skin condition: eczema. Fortunately, there are tips and strategies that’ll help ease symptoms and prevent future flare-ups. Here’s what you need to know to better understand this skin issue and keep it under control, so you can get back to doing what you do best together—cuddling.

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